St. Petersburg, FL (March 20, 2012) – Suncoast Electric Vehicles, Florida’s first all-electric car and truck dealer, has partnered with GTE Federal Credit Union to introduce even more drivers to the benefits of the emissions-free zone. GTE will be giving away one Wheego LiFe, an all-electric, highway-ready car capable of driving 100 miles on a single charge.

 Through August 31, 2012, when customers close on a GTE Federal Credit Union home loan, they will automatically be entered to win the grand prize of a Wheego LiFe.  Four finalists will be selected from all participants in September, and one winner will ultimately drive home their new electric Wheego LiFe at GTE’s member appreciation event, Memberfest, in October in Tampa, FL.

“Both GTE and Suncoast Electric Vehicles share a commitment to help consumers live environmentally responsible lives, and adding a zero-emission vehicle to the family fleet is certainly a major step in the right direction,” says Suncoast Electric Vehicles owner Richard Nimphie. “A new car is traditionally the second most important purchase after a new home, so we’re especially excited that one GTE Federal Credit Union home buyer will get both!”

The Wheego LiFe travels approximately 100 miles on a single charge and retails for $32,995. It qualifies for a $7,500 Federal tax credit, as well as many state tax incentives. In Florida, for example, the LiFe will save commuters both money at the pump and time on the road: it can be driven by a solo driver in the HOV lane.

The two-seat subcompact Wheego LiFe comes fully-equipped with driver and passenger airbags, anti-lock brakes, power windows and locks, and optional air conditioning. The 115V lithium battery pack can be charged from a standard 120V outlet, a 240V outlet or any of the J1772 standard charging stations being installed in public locations throughout the United States. It is available in red, white, blue, black, silver, or green.

“We applaud GTE for choosing both Suncoast Electric Vehicles and Wheego for this promotion,” said Susan Nicholson, VP of Corporate Communications for Wheego Electric Cars.  “Suncoast has been a tireless advocate for educating consumers about the short- and long-term benefits of electric vehicles, and we’re delighted that GTE is sharing that message with their home buyers and members.”

For more information on how win the Wheego LiFe and for complete contest rules, please visit https://www.gtefcu.org/Promotions/ElectricCar.aspx.

About Wheego Electric Cars

Wheego Electric Cars is an innovation-driven and environmentally-conscious manufacturer of Electric Vehicles (EVs).  Under the leadership of Mike McQuary, CEO and former MindSpring entrepreneur, Wheego Electric Cars has become a leader in the integration of advanced technology components.  Wheego Electric Cars is one of the first EV companies to deliver affordable fully capable, street legal all-electric cars for everyday consumer use. The Wheego line of electric vehicles is emission-free, making them an ideal choice for consumers, fleets and businesses who want to reduce their carbon footprint. Wheego is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. The cars are assembled in Ontario, California.

For more information about Wheego, visit the company website at www.wheego.net.

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