Car company responds to meeting with Ohio governor, says still building in Louisiana

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LORDSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Despite talks with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, a car company said it will continue its plans to build in Shreveport, Louisiana. 

DeWine has been trying to find a car maker to build at General Motors’ Lordstown plant, which stopped production of the Chevy Cruze at the plant this year as it shifts to trucks and SUVs.

DeWine met with Elio Motors, looking at its three-wheeled commuter vehicle, which he believed had the potential to be built in Lordstown.

The company posted on its website that it wanted to “clear the air” after news about its meeting with the Ohio governor. 

“We still plan to build the Elio in Shreveport, Louisiana,” the post said. 

Production at the former GM plant in Shreveport has been pushed back to the fall of this year. That’s five years after the three-wheeled vehicles were supposed to be made there. 

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