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Elio Motors Selects BASF as its Official Supplier of Paints & Coatings

Published on 2016-12-23. Author : SpecialChem

Elio Motors
Elio Motors Selects BASF as its
Official Supplier of Paints & Coatings
PHOENIX -- Elio Motors, the startup vehicle manufacturer planning to launch a three-wheel vehicle that will get up to 84 mpg with a set base price of $7,300, has announced that it has named BASF Coatings as its official supplier of paints, coatings and finishes.

Elio Motors will provide vehicles in seven eye-catching colors
  • Licorice
  • Red Hot
  • Marshmallow
  • Sour Apple
  • Rocket Silver
  • Creamsicle 
  • True Blue

BASF’s Coatings to Provide Visually Stunning Vehicles

BASF is a world-class organization, pre-eminent paint supplier and another excellent addition to our supplier team,” said Paul Elio, founder and CEO of Elio Motors. “We are creating a head-turning, fun-to-drive vehicle and our color palette is an important element in this strategy. Having BASF’s coatings expertise will help us provide visually stunning vehicles that will stand out from the crowd.”

BASF previously operated in Elio Motors’ Shreveport facility for nearly 30 years, supporting General Motors production of vehicles such as the Hummer H3 and Chevy Colorado.

We are thrilled to be returning to Shreveport and to be a part of the Elio Motors team,” said John Van Antwerp, BASF North America Global Key Account Manager. “As a leading innovator in automotive coatings and finishes, we are looking forward to helping Elio Motors launch a truly game changing vehicle.”

About Elio Motors

Founded by car enthusiast Paul Elio in 2009, Elio Motors Inc. represents a revolutionary approach to manufacturing an ultra-high-mileage vehicle. The three-wheel Elio is engineered to attain a highway mileage rating of up to 84 mpg, while providing the comfort of amenities such as power windows, power door lock air conditioning and cruise control, accompanied by the safety of multiple air bags and an aerodynamic, enclosed vehicle body. Elio’s first manufacturing site will be in Shreveport, Louisiana.

About BASF

BASF creates chemistry for a sustainable future. It combines economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 112,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Its portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of more than €70 billion in 2015.

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Source: Elio Motors
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