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June 2015
  

Dear Wheego Enthusiast:
In This Issue:
  • Join team Wheego!
  • West Coast Electric Highway PlugShare mobile app
  • Sponsor-supported EV Charging Stations
Join Team Wheego!
Wheego is looking for engineers and technicians with a passion for EVs to join our growing Sonoma, California office. Open positions include:
  • Control Systems Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Power Electronics Engineer
  • EV Technician
Visit our web page to learn more about Wheego and our current job openings.

West Coast Electric Highway PlugShare Mobile App
EV drivers using the West Coast Electric Highway charging network in Oregon and Washington now have another way to pay for charging. Recargo’s PlugShare mobile app now provides access to the network on a pay-per-charge basis at no additional cost.
Charging rates are: $4.00 per charge for Level 2 stations or $7.50 for DC fast chargers; or unlimited charging for $19.99 per month. Drivers still have the option to call network operator AeroVironment to pay for charging over the phone.
The West Coast Electric Highway, which includes AeroVironment 55 DC fast chargers and 59 Level 2 chargers, is a part of the West Coast Green Highway, which stretches along the I-5/Highway 99 corridor from British Columbia to Baja California. For more information, check out the article in Charged Magazine.


Sponsor-supported EV Charging Stations
Article excerpted from Mother Nature Network.
Advertising-based charging stations offer good news for EV drivers: free charging.  Volta Industries’ co-founder and CEO Scott Mercer said he wants to “remove all the friction about electric car acceptance.” According to Mercer, Volta’s business model is finding sponsors for free (but sponsor-branded) EV charging stations that are located in strategic hot spots like Trader Joe's and movie chain parking lots. The car owner pays nothing, and the property owner pays nothing. So far, 108 Level II Clipper Creek stations have been installed with that model — 50 in southern California, 20 in northern California, 26 in Hawaii and 12 in Arizona. The goal is to take the company nationwide, and your state might be next.
 
EV owners appreciate the free charge, and the sponsor gets an affinity buzz. This installation is in Hawaii. (Photo: Volta)

Volta’s sponsors include the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Oakland A's, Sungevity and Whole Foods. “It’s like a free service sponsored by advertising, like tennis at Wimbledon sponsored by Mercedes-Benz,” Mercer said. Basically, it’s an affinity play, associating progressive brands with a concept everybody likes — electric cars. “We’re trying to inspire people to buy, to get them excited,” Mercer said.
 
Wheego is on Pinterest – check us out at pinterest.com/wheegoec. We have picture boards for our Wheego Whip LSV, LiFe, dealers and more. 



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As always, we thank you for your support. Please email your questions and suggestions to info@wheego.net.
  
Best Regards,
 
The Wheego Team
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