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Jan. 7th: KSLA News 12 Elio Motors Editorial

What fantastic news to start out the new year. The announcement that a new car manufacturing company is moving into the old General Motors plant in Shreveport.

Now, the vehicle that will be made here is much different than the Hummers that used to come off the assembly line. Elio Motors will build a vehicle with three wheels that can get up to 80 miles per gallon.

Ever since GM announced it was leaving Shreveport there has been an ongoing effort to find a replacement. Elio Motors is the answer, with plans to employ 1500 workers in good paying jobs. The capital investment will be $100 million.

A lot of people helped to make this happen, from the governor's office to an independent trust called Racer to local officials. Job well done.

And if all goes according to plan, before too long….we'll see these unusual, fuel efficient cars cruising around the streets of our cities.

I'm James Smith.

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