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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: 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: 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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