Skip to comments.Wheego to deliver first electric car on Earth Day
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 wifes 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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My baby...big red...
“You may have witnessed the smart car:”
No, but I tripped over one once and tipped it over. LOL
“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.
Wasn’t “Earth Day” a fake leftist holiday invented to continue a Soviet holiday, on the same day, under an American name?
We unicorns prefer large, 4-wheel drive pickups. It’s them stupid forest fairies who drive Wheegos.
For some reason a june bug splattered on the front grill of a Kenworth comes to mind.........
67% of Georgia’s power comes from coal plants
10% from oil and gas plants
= 77% eco unfriendly
2% hydro power
I’m thinking She probably only uses the hydropower.
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 WindsEnergy 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.
I’m sure these glorified golf carts will just fly off the dealers show rooms just like the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf.
LOL! I like it, sounds fun. :D
OTOH, my '69 VW Beetle weighs in at just over 1,600 pounds empty. Cruises at 75; has 8" clearance, and good traction in mud & snow. It even came stock with wipers/washer, high/low beams, tail lights, bumpers, doors, trunk(!), tires, heater, interior lights, radio.... Those were all things that were listed as (not cheap) EXTRAS on the last electric I laughed at: a GEM E-4, by Chrysler.
I checked it out online, after seeing one of those toys parked next to my Expedition. It was around $18,000...more if the guy had bought the plastic doors, instead of the canvas; and another $4-5,000 if he wanted to be able to 'fast (6-8 hours) charge' it, instead of using the built-in 120V 15 amp slooooow charging system.
For the same or less (not even including the extra $,$$$ charging system) one can get a new Ford Fiesta or even a stripped Focus; either is better equipped, more comfortable, and MUCH safer.
Man, I miss those old bugs for sure. I’d love to have a nice ‘67 six volt right now.
We see them around Austin every day. I am the primary driver of a van pool, and made a comment about those cars being "chock blocks for 18 wheelers", and everyone laughed about it. Check out Austin's latest craze.
In other words, she's getting rich helping stupid politicians give your money to other countries.
Which, of course, is why she can afford this over-priced golf cart.
The one I mean is the fifth of six, but see them all. I wonder how a Wheego would tolerate an elephant standing on it.
‘65 was the last 6-volt. My 69 has a 6-V starter, however.
It takes a change of the flywheel gear, and a different bellhousing starter-shaft bushing. No changes to the electric system, but the 12V really whips over that 6V starter motor!
Back in the 60s, I worked summers at my older brother’s battery rebuilding business. For some of the older Detroit tanks that had big engines and a 6V system, we’d cut down a 12V battery to make an 8V, and install that along with a resistor in the rest of the circuits...or not, depending on the owner’s choice. If not, the headlights were amazingly bright, but had to replaced fairly often. At least the engines would start reliably.