Eli Electric Vehicles (Eli), an OEM developing technology-focused, efficient, and sustainable micro-EVs, has opened reservations for its flagship vehicle, Eli ZERO, in the U.S. In bringing its EV to the U.S., Eli is aiming to provide consumers with a new daily mobility option while offering the technology typically found in more expensive automobiles at a more affordable price.

The Eli ZERO will enter the U.S. market as a street-legal micro-EV designed to make commutes easier while reducing traffic congestion, inefficiency and pollution caused by large highway vehicles. Eli’s expansion in the country will build on its previous activity in Europe and French Polynesia, where its vehicles are being used for personal transportation, eco-tourism and government fleets.

With a $200 fully refundable deposit, U.S. customers can reserve their very own Eli ZERO with expected sales to begin in the third quarter of 2024 and deliveries to follow. Eli plans to sell through local distributors and dealer partners across the country, boasting an assembly line with a production capacity of over 4,000 vehicles per year.


At just 4.5 feet wide and 7.4 feet long, the award-winning Eli ZERO comfortably seats two people and offers premium automotive technology and features, including:

  • Increased range of up to 90 miles
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Soft closing doors
  • Power-assisted steering (EPS), anti-lock braking system (ABS) and electronic parking brake (EPB)
  • Optional SONY infotainment system with CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Rear-view camera and radar parking sensors
  • Tiltable sunroof
  • Heat and air conditioning
  • and much more

The forthcoming U.S. version of Eli ZERO will boast upgraded enhancements compared to the current European model. These include ABS, EPB, and an increased maximum range of up to 90 miles, suitable for a wide array of applications such as urban commuting, vehicle sharing, tourism, last-mile delivery and suburban community living.

Several innovative new features, which will be first in the LSV industry, along with the final configurations and specifications, will be announced during a full launch later this year. The Eli ZERO has a starting price of $11,990, making it one of the most compelling micro-EVs.