Elio Motors is fined for operating in Louisiana without the proper license.
A Jefferson Parish Judge fined Elio Motors $38,250 for operating as a recreational products manufacturer in the state without being licensed by the Louisiana Motor Vehicle Commission for more than 1,530 days.
The ruling also orders Elio Motors to pay the fine in 60 days. Elio Motors is also facing an additional fine of $1000 a day if the fine isn’t paid.
In a comment to KTAL/KMSS Elio Motors said the will appeal.
“We strongly disagree with the decision and will appeal” said a company spokesperson.
During a recent visit to Shreveport, Elio Motors CEO Paul Elio said he expects production to start by fall of next year.
Elio Motors was founded in 2009 with an initial production date of 2012. But it’s been pushed back ever since.