Elio Motors Inc., which plans to make a three-wheeled vehicle at former General Motors manufacturing facility in Shreveport, said Wednesday that it will work with manufacturing partner Comau to sell surplus equipment from the plant.

Elio said the strategy allows it to reuse the machinery it needs to manufacture its high-mileage vehicle, raise funds that will go toward production and recycle machinery it does not need.

The company said it will begin production of its enclosed, three-wheeled vehicle in 2015, with more than 34,000 people having reserved vehicles.

Comau plans to contract about 30 people to assist in the disposition of surplus assets and agreed to give preference to local contracting firms where possible.