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Lansing Woman Goes Orange With Energy-Saving Elf Car

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - To many of us "Going Green" includes recycling tin cans, newspapers and maybe driving a hybrid vehicle.

But for one Michigander, the concept is a complete lifestyle.

You may have seen her buzzing through the streets of Lansing with her elf car.

It looks like a vehicle from the future.

And its zipping around the streets of Lansing.

But what exactly is it and who's in it?

"It takes a while to get anywhere in this thing because people are like wait what is that? Show me! Tell me!" said Yvonne Lefave, elf car owner.

Lefave had the entire state wondering what she was driving as she is the first person in Michigan to own - the elf.

"They wanted it to be electric, lightweight and fun, hence ELF," said Lefave.

Hoping to leave a small carbon foot print on Earth, Lefave hasn't driven a car since 1990.

But in June 2013, she found her perfect match, with the elf.

"It was a solar powered, electric assist vehicle. It was like the perfect green machine".

"A green machine with a motor that goes up to 20 miles per hour with the assistance of solar and battery power. Turning signals and foot pedals, so no need for the gym!"

The elf is so easy that almost anyone can do it. It's kind of like riding a bicycle, once you get on, you won't forget.

6 News Report Francesca Amiker pedaled around in the energy-saving car. She said, "now that's what I call going green, in orange."

There's one sight that Lansing won't forget and that's Lefave pedaling in the streets in her bright orange elf.

She even plans to keep on peddling, regardless of Michigan's weather.

"You know it's still a little cold. But for the most part I plan to keep on riding it," said Lefave.

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