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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

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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’m sure these glorified golf carts will just fly off the dealers show rooms just like the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf.


51 posted on 04/17/2011 10:54:44 AM PDT by The Great RJ (The Bill of Rights: Another bill members of Congress haven't read.)
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To: Crim

LOL! I like it, sounds fun. :D


52 posted on 04/17/2011 11:05:55 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: headstamp 2; Notary Sojac
It looks more like 270 pounds, not counting the batteries; but I'll take their word for it.

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.

53 posted on 04/17/2011 11:18:06 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Man, I miss those old bugs for sure. I’d love to have a nice ‘67 six volt right now.


54 posted on 04/17/2011 11:22:06 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: Ditter
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?’

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.

Car 2 go


55 posted on 04/17/2011 11:43:36 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (TX and MI - When the going gets tough, the dims run and hide.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Asma, a freelance consultant in international assistance programs

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.

56 posted on 04/17/2011 11:49:35 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Trump is one of the scavengers feasting on the rotting carcasss of the elephant Rove helped kill.)
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To: Notary Sojac
Your post reminded me of the Tonka add from the seventies.

Tonka Ad.

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.

57 posted on 04/17/2011 12:04:33 PM PDT by magslinger (What Would Stephen Decatur Do?)
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To: headstamp 2

‘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.


58 posted on 04/17/2011 12:10:18 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Le Go?


59 posted on 04/17/2011 12:17:37 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Arrowhead1952
My Tahoe gets 15mpg in town and 20mpg on the highway. I am going to risk my life to get 36mpg? I don't think so. Of course people die in Tahoes too but not in a simple fender bender. Somewhere there is a picture of one of these things crushed in between 2 big trucks on a city street.
60 posted on 04/17/2011 12:47:20 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter
My Tahoe gets 15mpg in town and 20mpg on the highway.. . . Somewhere there is a picture of one of these things crushed in between 2 big trucks on a city street.

I'm with you on this. My pickup gets at least 17 - 18 during normal driving and 20 on road trips. I don't want to end up like this. I bet the truck drivers didn't feel a thing.


61 posted on 04/17/2011 12:58:22 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (TX and MI - When the going gets tough, the dims run and hide.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

That’s the picture I was remembering! Ouch! You have freepmail.


62 posted on 04/17/2011 1:00:06 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: headstamp 2

Wonder how much the replacement battery costs.


63 posted on 04/17/2011 1:02:08 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The Wheego Whip can be driven on roads with posted speeds of 35 mph or less. You’d have to be an idiot to buy this.


64 posted on 04/17/2011 1:09:42 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Smokin' Joe

very good pun.


65 posted on 04/17/2011 3:06:29 PM 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: ApplegateRanch

From what I can tell, 1966 was the last year of the 6 volts with 12 volt coming in 1967 and the new sealed beam head lamps.

The best part of these things were the suspension. Torsion bars in the back and torsion leaves in the front. Incredibly durable on and off road.

They were great little cars to play around with and sipped gas. I’d like to have one now in a “Baja” kit for running around town.


66 posted on 04/17/2011 4:02:00 PM 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: Crim

LOL!


67 posted on 04/17/2011 4:06:47 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

http://www.oldbug.com/sales.htm


68 posted on 04/17/2011 4:07:05 PM 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
If you are going to make a statement at least get one of these:


69 posted on 04/17/2011 4:16:33 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: headstamp 2

Thanks for the link. Wish (not that I could buy it) the 1943 VW Schwimmwagen wasn’t sold; I’d have loved to see the price tag. In any case, way too much money to ever use it as intended!


70 posted on 04/17/2011 5:23:01 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: headstamp 2

Ach! At the very end of the photo page for it: $150,000! Beautiful, but I’m not Jay Leno or Harrahs!


71 posted on 04/17/2011 5:39:08 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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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. She walks and bikes to neighborhood shops, prefers fresh air to conditioned air, and dries laundry in the back garden.

That's got to be some kind of record for the most libtard cliches in a description of a person.

72 posted on 04/17/2011 8:11:49 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Wanna learn humility? Become a Pittsburgh Pirates fan!)
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To: headstamp 2
Thanks for the link to that VW sales page. They seem pricey at first, but when you compare them to what you can buy new for the same price, not so bad.

I especially liked that royal blue notchback, if I only had the garage space..

I've owned three two-seat roadsters in my life, an early '90's Corvette, a Honda 2000 and a cute robin's egg blue Karmann Ghia. Guess which one was the best girl magnet??

73 posted on 04/18/2011 5:52:24 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (Birth Certificate Derangement Syndrome - have you been tested??)
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To: Notary Sojac

And to think the last bug I bought in the early 80’s I got for $30. LOL


74 posted on 04/18/2011 7:56:29 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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