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Wheego to deliver first electric car on Earth Day
Altanta Examiner ^ | April 15, 2011 | by Rick Limpert

Posted on 04/17/2011 8:58:03 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

The first owners of a Wheego LiFe will be Asma and Kevin Henry, residents of the Virginia Highland neighborhood in Atlanta.

Kevin says buying a Wheego LiFe was his wife’s idea. Asma, a freelance consultant in international assistance programs, is committed to protecting the environment and reducing fossil fuel consumption. She walks and bikes to neighborhood shops, prefers fresh air to conditioned air, and dries laundry in the back garden. She has more than a casual interest in zero-emission vehicles and clean air because she helps manage the charity Speranta Terrei, which supports patients in Moldova with the air-borne disease tuberculosis. Asma said, “We as individuals have to do our part so we can all breathe easier.”

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1 posted on 04/17/2011 8:58:04 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’m confused.
I’ve seen 2 Wheegos in Manhattan on occasion. They aren’t on the market yet?


2 posted on 04/17/2011 9:00:46 AM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This rates a huge BRAVO FOXTROT DELTA.

*YAWN*


3 posted on 04/17/2011 9:02:51 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: JerseyHighlander

Does it come with Bag Racks?


4 posted on 04/17/2011 9:03:19 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

A $33,000 tin can coffin.


5 posted on 04/17/2011 9:04:26 AM PDT by digger48
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Asma, a freelance consultant in international assistance programs, is committed to protecting the environment and reducing fossil fuel consumption.

I am just a itchin' to ask this dolt if she any idea where the electricity comes from to charge her dream car? Maybe she has figured out a way to hook her Nordic Track to a small generator and walk her way to her next shopping trip to buy the meat that magically appears from the meat factories.

6 posted on 04/17/2011 9:05:34 AM PDT by mazda77 (Mike Hogan - JAX Mayor)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Looks just like the one my 6 year old grandson has. Isn't evolution marvelous!!!

There's another problem on the road...You see one of these death traps and you slow down and stay away....because you know you're the one who is going to get their pants' sued off.

You couldn't pay me to own one of those...

7 posted on 04/17/2011 9:07:00 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: digger48

The vehicle might be zero emissions, but what about that antiquated electric plant that’s generating the power for the charge? And then, what to do with the power packs when the car is done? WHAT A BUNCH OF NONSENSE!


8 posted on 04/17/2011 9:07:46 AM PDT by cumbo78
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They should name it “Unicorn” and say it is powered by dreams to sell them.


9 posted on 04/17/2011 9:08:14 AM PDT by mountainlion (America land of the free because of the Brave.)
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To: mazda77

Would be willing to bet she doesn’t eat meat


10 posted on 04/17/2011 9:08:32 AM PDT by cork
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“The Wheego LiFe is a two-seat subcompact car with fit, finish and features designed for today’s environmentally-conscious commuters.”

Recycled cardboard dash, wicker seats, built-in bong.


11 posted on 04/17/2011 9:08:41 AM PDT by atomic conspiracy (Victory in Iraq: Worst defeat for activist media since Goebbels shot himself.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Two Comments:

1. Only in a fat, bloated, stupid country could you have anybody with a job like asma has. It creates no wealth for anybody, just part of the leech class.

2. Obama... “is asking for a major increase in fuel economy for 2017-2025 model year automobiles.”

My 2011 F250 Superduty. I was hanging out, chatting it up with a friend. I leaned against the right rear quadrant of the the bed... Created a dent... That’s right a dent! Because they are trying to meet Federal gas mileage targets. I have owned a 1999 Superduty, a 2003 F150, and a 2005 F150. The 2005 F150 had the same thin skin. Sneeze on the tailgate and you must replace it. The skin on these trucks are so thin I can’t imagine making it any thinner. The fing village needs to go away. I don’t want trucks that flimsy. My 99 F250 was still a real truck. So IS the 2003.


12 posted on 04/17/2011 9:08:46 AM PDT by DariusBane (People are like sheep and have two speeds: grazing and stampede)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

20 hp...MAX speed....65.....


13 posted on 04/17/2011 9:09:23 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: mazda77
"Maybe she has figured out a way to hook her Nordic Track to a small generator and walk her way to her next shopping trip..."

Only during the every other day brown outs.

14 posted on 04/17/2011 9:09:39 AM PDT by norton
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To: Howie66
she helps manage the charity Speranta Terrei, which supports patients in Moldova with the air-borne disease tuberculosis. Asma said, “We as individuals have to do our part so we can all breathe easier.”

Translation = Makes a pretty good living off other peoples misery and then other people's generosity. Working for a NGO or Non Profit is the latest greatest. The neighborhood I live in has six women on my street who operate some form of non profit corporation for Aging with dignity, Youth Rescue Agency, Greener Communities Group, Building a Bridge Corps, Living in Harmony Inc, etc..... It must be lucrative because they don't do much of anything and live like queens. It also seems to be more common in same sex couples as an enterprise.

15 posted on 04/17/2011 9:10:40 AM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Electric cars reducing fossil fuel consumption is a ruse. These little electric toy cars have to be recharged very frequently. Unless the source of that electricity is provided by nuclear power or windmills, then it still requires fossil fuels to make them run.

But never let a “greenie” argument get in the way of the facts when you have an agenda to push.


16 posted on 04/17/2011 9:12:34 AM PDT by NWFLConservative (Fight Like a Girl!!...............Saracuda in 2012)
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To: JerseyHighlander
You may have witnessed the smart car:


17 posted on 04/17/2011 9:12:58 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi (All you have to remember is: US Tax Receipts 2.2 trillion, Expenses 3.7 Trilllion)
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To: mazda77
I am just a itchin' to ask this dolt if she any idea where the electricity comes from to charge her dream car?

Don't you know? It's the chinese drywall. This causes a reaction between steel nails and wood which generates electricity inside the wall.

Chinese drywall, because you can't get something from nothing.

18 posted on 04/17/2011 9:13:33 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (Conservative States of America has a nice ring to it.)
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To: NWFLConservative

Oops, it should read “But never let the FACTS get in the way of a “greenie” argument when you have an agenda to push”


19 posted on 04/17/2011 9:13:45 AM PDT by NWFLConservative (Fight Like a Girl!!...............Saracuda in 2012)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Wheego” sounds like a toy company. Is coincidence excluded??


20 posted on 04/17/2011 9:14:03 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (Birth Certificate Derangement Syndrome - have you been tested??)
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To: norton
To be honest,
With stuff like "Wheego", "Asna", "Speranta Terrei", and her great concern for Moldova...
I wasn't sure that it was or was not satire.
21 posted on 04/17/2011 9:15:06 AM PDT by norton
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

At used car lot on the edge of town..a liberal guy and a liberal gal...buy a wheego...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZzKUt4OtE8


22 posted on 04/17/2011 9:16:31 AM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '12)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Running over an armadillo would TOTAL that little tin can toy.

And they want $30,000+ for that impractical little piece of crap? “Seats two uncomfortably and has enough trunk space for your laptop and your lunch”


23 posted on 04/17/2011 9:16:31 AM PDT by NWFLConservative (Fight Like a Girl!!...............Saracuda in 2012)
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To: Notary Sojac

I can just hear their slogan......”Wheegos wobble but they don’t fall down..........”


24 posted on 04/17/2011 9:19:12 AM PDT by NWFLConservative (Fight Like a Girl!!...............Saracuda in 2012)
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To: atomic conspiracy

Thanks for the translation!


25 posted on 04/17/2011 9:20:38 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: norton

Combined with some sort of link of TB with fossil fuels. As far as beathing easier, I’m sure she really has a fun time drying clothes on a line in Atlanta in August while keeping the fresh air flowing through the house.

I remember setting on the grid at Road Atlanta on a Memorial Day weekend, before Globull Whining was the craze, sweat pouring like running water. I thought about the time of day (early afternoon) and errantly thought the sea breeze would be along soon. Then reality surfaced as I realized where I was.


26 posted on 04/17/2011 9:22:25 AM PDT by mazda77 (Mike Hogan - JAX Mayor)
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To: NWFLConservative

I’d have to strap a mature Ash tree trunk on both sides of the vehicle just to get that “big car ride”. heh heh


27 posted on 04/17/2011 9:22:57 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi (All we have to remember is: US Tax Receipts 2.2 trillion, Expenses 3.7 Trilllion)
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To: NWFLConservative

And they want $30,000+ for that impractical little piece of crap? “Seats two uncomfortably and has enough trunk space for your laptop and your lunch”

Yep, and more than likely we are helping this wretch pay for it with our tax dollars. (rebates)


28 posted on 04/17/2011 9:23:22 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: NWFLConservative; All
Check out the specs. The Big Wheel Wheego weighs almost 2700 pounds.

My old Nissan Maxima weighed only about 180 pounds more, held four six footers, had a good size trunk, did 30 mpg on the highway, and got away from traffic lights like a scalded cat.

Auto design has definitely regressed in the last decade, mostly because of the safety nazis and helicopter parents who want Nerf-coated armor plate and airbags everywhere in your car.

29 posted on 04/17/2011 9:23:57 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (Birth Certificate Derangement Syndrome - have you been tested??)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

30 posted on 04/17/2011 9:24:11 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Shemp was the Fourth Stooge of the Apocalypse.)
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To: Notary Sojac

31 posted on 04/17/2011 9:24:23 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi (All we have to remember is: US Tax Receipts 2.2 trillion, Expenses 3.7 Trilllion)
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To: blackdog

I hear you loud and clear.


32 posted on 04/17/2011 9:25:14 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Downhill?


33 posted on 04/17/2011 9:27:06 AM PDT by richardtavor (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem)
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To: Crim

I’m listening to that as I found your post. Great minds.....:~)


34 posted on 04/17/2011 9:27:29 AM PDT by cowboyway (Molon labe : Deo Vindice : "Rebellion is always an option!!"--Jim Robinson)
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To: Sacajaweau
I see a Smart Car around here almost every day. I always want to ask them, ‘do you really think that it is smart to drive that car in traffic?’ I don't ask and probably never will, I just think it.
35 posted on 04/17/2011 9:29:02 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: cowboyway

Careful...sick minds too...

*grin*


36 posted on 04/17/2011 9:29:56 AM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '12)
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To: Ditter

I never resist a chance to pull up on my Motorcycle acting all interested and curious...lloking down into their little car..

The libtard driver never fails to start beaming in pride...

Until I tell them I wouldnt drive one as I’d be afraid to get run over by a motorcycle...I’m not suicidal...then ride off shaking my head...

You should see the look on their face...

Priceless...always makes my day...


37 posted on 04/17/2011 9:35:06 AM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '12)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Asma, a freelance consultant in international assistance programs, is committed to protecting the environment and reducing fossil fuel consumption.

Your non-air conditioned neck of the woods outside of Atlanta must smell like Eau de Armpit in July Asma??!! ROFL Asma, seriously? What do you really do besides foul up my air when you exhale?

38 posted on 04/17/2011 9:35:42 AM PDT by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash ?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The Wheego, preferred 10 to 1 by Weebles from coast to coast.......Wheegos wobble but they don't fall down.....

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39 posted on 04/17/2011 9:39:36 AM PDT by NWFLConservative (Fight Like a Girl!!...............Saracuda in 2012)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I hope Asthma has taken out a very good life insurance policy with that death trap.

I guess someone else can breath the emissions from that coal fired plant generating the electric for it.

These people are such fake, phony, frauds.


40 posted on 04/17/2011 9:46:43 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (We live two lives, the life we learn and the life we live with after that.)
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To: cowboyway

My baby...big red...

http://www.motorcarportfolio.com/product.php?id=2719


41 posted on 04/17/2011 9:48:05 AM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '12)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

“You may have witnessed the smart car:”

No, but I tripped over one once and tipped it over. LOL


42 posted on 04/17/2011 9:48:13 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (We live two lives, the life we learn and the life we live with after that.)
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To: Notary Sojac

“Check out the specs. The Big Wheel Wheego weighs almost 2700 pounds.

My old Nissan Maxima weighed only about 180 pounds more, “

Those batteries have to weigh something.


43 posted on 04/17/2011 9:50:54 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (We live two lives, the life we learn and the life we live with after that.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Wasn’t “Earth Day” a fake leftist holiday invented to continue a Soviet holiday, on the same day, under an American name?


44 posted on 04/17/2011 9:53:19 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("Game On" - Sarah Palin 4/16/11 Madison WI)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Gosh, I sure this little guy can withstand a
20mph hit by my 4000 lb SUV. Probably a case for
martyrdom in the cause for global warming. Amen. BTW do they still get 72 dancing virgins as a prize?
45 posted on 04/17/2011 9:57:01 AM PDT by gakrak ( A man should know his limitations and act accordingly.)
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To: mountainlion

We unicorns prefer large, 4-wheel drive pickups. It’s them stupid forest fairies who drive Wheegos.


46 posted on 04/17/2011 10:11:36 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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47 posted on 04/17/2011 10:21:03 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

For some reason a june bug splattered on the front grill of a Kenworth comes to mind.........


48 posted on 04/17/2011 10:25:06 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (It's a beautiful day and I'm glad I can see it in color.......)
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To: mazda77

67% of Georgia’s power comes from coal plants
10% from oil and gas plants
= 77% eco unfriendly

21% Nuclear
2% hydro power
I’m thinking She probably only uses the hydropower.


49 posted on 04/17/2011 10:25:36 AM PDT by Waverunner (I'd like to welcome our new overlords, say hello to my little friend)
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To: NWFLConservative
Unless the source of that electricity is provided by nuclear power or windmills, then it still requires fossil fuels to make them run.

The greenies can pay their utility a higher rate so "their" electricity (out of the same wires/substation their neighbors use) is "green". Don't ask; there is no logical answer; just the fact.

Wind is the third component of power produced by the cooperatives. Currently, approximately 80 percent of Black Hills Electric's electricity is generated by coal, the remaining 20 percent is hydropower generated by the Missouri River dams and wind power.
Modern wind power does cost more than power produced by coal or water. The extra cost of wind power is passed directly through to those members who take part in the Prairie Winds—Energy in Motion program. Green tag wind power costs the member an additional $0.80 for each 100 kilowatt-hour block purchased each month.
Green tag wind power is only sold in 100 kilowatt-hour blocks and members may purchase as many blocks as they want. Members purchasing green tag wind blocks must make a one-year commitment to purchase wind energy.
Black Hills Electric Cooperative members purchase more green tag wind power than any other cooperative in South Dakota.

Most, if not all, electric utilities have programs like this. Keeps my bill lower, while still fulfilling the federal mandates for generating more "green, alternative" electicity. At least this way, most of the added costs are passed on directly to the whackos who demanded those mandates in the first place.

50 posted on 04/17/2011 10:49:49 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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