Eli Electric Initiates Deeply Discounted Pre-orders for Affordable Neighborhood Electric Vehicle on Indiegogo

LONG BEACH, Calif., April 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eli Electric, creating the next generation of Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEV) to empower sustainable driver engagement within our communities, today announced it is now accepting pre-orders for its debut NEV model, the Eli ZERO, on Indiegogo. With a beginning MSRP at $10,900, for a small refundable deposit, consumers can pre-order their very own Eli ZERO via Indiegogo at a discounted price as low as $7,899 from today through May 18. A select number of backers can lay claim to one of the first 10 production units produced plus lock-in the lowest possible price by making a fully refundable deposit of $7,699. Delivery to U.S. pre-order customers is expected to begin in January 2019. 

To pre-order your Eli ZERO at an exclusive discount today, visit http://indiegogo.eli.world.

With a top speed of 25mph, Eli ZERO is street-legal and meets all requirements for the NEV category, a federally designed class of roadway passenger vehicles that can travel on roads with a speed limit of 35mph or less in both the United States and Europe. The Eli ZERO is the company’s debut model in its pursuit of moving the world toward a new era of efficient, sustainable and community-conscious transportation.

“There are numerous cities and communities in the U.S. today where residents already use NEVs for short commutes and daily errands, and there are many forward-looking cities that are currently building infrastructure specifically for NEVs and other low-speed vehicles,” said Marcus Li, CEO of Eli Electric Vehicles. “The market for affordable, fun and sustainable transportation options that benefit community development is clearly growing yet underserved, and we are filling that gap with the Eli ZERO.”

The Eli ZERO is being introduced at a time when an influx of cities are investing in infrastructure to support Low Speed Vehicles (LSVs) including NEVs. Lincoln, Calif., a pioneer in NEV transportation, implemented city-wide NEV routes to encourage the city’s changing urban lifestyle. Many cities have popular and pre-existing “NEV Neighborhoods,” including Peachtree City, Ga.; Rancho Mission Viejo, Calif.; and The Villages, Florida.

Eli ZERO reimagines the NEV and addresses the dynamic transportation demands of modern cities with a full enclosed, temperature-controlled versatile two-seat design with storage for daily movements over shorter distances. At the time of pre-order customer shipments, Indiegogo Backers can opt-in to purchase the Eli ZERO+ model, offering an extended 85-mile range for an additional $1,000.

  • MSRP: $10,900 | $11,900(+)
  • Top Speed: 25mph / 45km/h
  • Range: 55 miles | 85 miles(+)
  • More about Eli ZERO please visit http://www.eli.world/specs

Pricing & Availability
Ten Indiegogo Backers can secure their Ultimate VIP Eli ZERO for the lowest price of $7,699 with a fully refundable payment in full. For a small deposit of $249, backers can reserve their ZERO starting at $7,899. Eli ZERO will be available as a L6-e class vehicle in the EU market later in 2019.

To pre-order your Eli ZERO at an exclusive discount today, visit http://indiegogo.eli.world.

Eli Electric Vehicles is co-headquartered in Long Beach, California and Beijing, China where the company’s vehicles are manufactured. Eli Electric Vehicles is dedicated to improving how people live by developing products with a focus on user behavior and experience. The vision for Eli sparked in 2015 when CEO Marcus Li was studying architecture in New York and started to analyze transportation and the organization of cities. He began to understand that choice of transportation to get from place to place shapes the look and feel of those places: to reshape the image of urban America, he would need to reinvent the transportation system. Eli ZERO is the smaller, simpler and friendlier NEV not obsessed on speed or acceleration but focused on simplification of movements within relatively short distances to get riders from point A to point B. Eli ZERO is empowering riders to reconnect with their neighborhood and cities, and ultimately discourage sprawling and highway dependency.

Eli Electric Vehicles aims to be the leader in electric transportation for short-range and high frequency trips. For more information please visit www.eli.world and follow the company on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. To learn more about Eli’s vision, please visit https://www.eli.world/vision

Julia Kreiner