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August 20, 2012

Safety Exemptions Given to Wheego Life Electric Car

The U.S. government has granted exemptions from having to meet some Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards Regulations to Wheego Electric Cars so that it can sell its $32,995 Wheego Whip LiFe two-seat car in the U.S.

This is the second temporary exemption granted to the electric car maker. The first one ran out on August 1. The exemption means that the little car does not need to meet advanced airbag and electric stability control standards. An unnamed U.S. government spokesperson denied that the exemption was an indication that passenger safety has taken a back seat to electric car technology. He went on to deny that it was standard practice for exemptions to be given to products made in China.  

There is no word as to whether or not Wheego Electric Cars will receive an exemption for its naming convention.

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