Dear Wheego Enthusiast:
Last days to take advantage of the Federal Tax Credit for 2013! Remember, if you owe Federal or State taxes for 2013, purchasing a Wheego LiFe can help reduce the amount of the check you write to the IRS! Visit our incentives page to review the available tax credits: up to $7500 on Federal, and up to $5000 in some states! We have cars available now. Check our webpage for a dealer near you.
Advocates for Children raffling off Wheego LiFe
Advocates for Children, a non-profit organization devoted to serving children and families in North Georgia, is raffling off a Wheego LiFe as a fundraiser.
The car was donated by Jerry Robinson and Strategic Contract Resources. Raffle tickets are $10 each, and the drawing will be held in March.
The Advocates for Children
website describes their mission: “Through our umbrella of programs including Flowering Branch Children’s Shelter, A Better Way Children’s Advocacy Center, and Court Appointed Special Advocates, we strive to one day help create a world where all children are respected and loved, happy and thriving. With your help we can continue to bring hope and comfort to over 2,600 children every year and offer the compassion and integrity that so many children in our community need.”
Jerry Robinson spoke with the Daily Tribune News
in North Georgia about his decision to donate a Wheego LiFe. Robinson, whose company provides personnel for the power and petrochemical industry, saw donating the car as a way to give back to an organization he has supported for the last four or five years.
“I’m a believer in what Advocates is all about, what they do and how they serve the community. I’m a fan of their programs, and being in the raffle business I thought that the connection between being able to offer an electric car as a raffle kind of tied into our business. But also it was just a great opportunity to give back a little bit to the local community,” he said.
Raffle tickets are available on Advocates for Children’s website, www.advochild.org
, under the events page. The drawing will be held March 21 during the Every Child’s a Star talent show.
USA Today Article Summarizes Survey: More Could Benefit From Electric Cars
Excerpted from an article by Chris Woodyard in USA Today
People who aren't buying electric vehicles because they think charging will involve too much hassle are wrong, says a new study from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and Consumers Union.
Four out of 10 households could use an electric vehicle with little or no change to their driving habits and vehicle needs, the study says. Yet less than 1% of drivers have gone fully electric.
Why would 42% of the respondents be a good match for an electric vehicle? The survey says they:
- Drive less than 60 miles on a typical weekday and have another car in the household for longer weekend jaunts.
- Have access to parking and an electrical outlet at home or work.
- Need to carry less than five occupants.
- Do not need hauling or towing capability.
More than a third said they would be more enticed to consider an electric vehicle if they had a charging station at their workplace.
"Consumers who might be shopping for a new vehicle this holiday season may be surprised to learn that an electric vehicle could be a good fit for their household," says Josh Goldman, policy analyst for the UCS Clean Vehicles Program, in a statement.
If all the drivers switched, the country could save 15 billion gallons of gasoline each year, as much as was burned last year in California, the nation's top motoring state. Also, the reduced gas use would cut greenhouse gas emissions and save $33 billion in gas costs.
Finding Charging Stations
If you need help finding a charging station, check out the Alternative Fuels Data Center website
, with a map showing charging stations across the US.
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