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We have started the crash-testing process for the Wheego
Full-Speed Electric Vehicle. We will keep you posted on
our development progress!
This month, we announced a Wheego Trade-Up program for
customers who purchase a Low-Speed Wheego now and would
like to trade-up to a Full-Speed Wheego when it is available.
Anytime within 24 months of your purchase of the Wheego LSV,
you may trade up your Wheego LSV for a full speed Wheego
(when available) and receive a trade-up credit of 50% of the
original purchase price of the LSV toward the purchase of a
full speed Wheego.
Any Federal or State tax credits that you received on your
purchase of the LSV or on a new full speed car are yours
to keep and are not deducted from the trade-up value.
The trade-in value is 50% of the gross purchase price of
the LSV, including options but excluding freight, dealer fees,
taxes and license fees.
Example (for illustration only; prices may vary):
Customer purch. price of Wheego LSV $22,000
Fed Tax Credit -$7,500
Net customer price for LSV $14,500
Customer sample purch. price of FS Wheego $30,000
LSV Trade-up allowance -$11,000
Fed Tax Credit -$ 7,500
Net customer price for FS Wheego $11,500
With the Trade-Up program, we protect the investment
of our first EV customers, and reward their “pioneer spirit”!
One of our premier dealers, Gardner Britt of Ted Britt
Automotive in Fairfax, Virginia, shared with us why he’s
"I became interested in electric cars when I moved from
Oakton to Fairfax in 2005. I still needed an SUV for my
seven kids but it just wasn't efficient for my two mile
daily commute or short errands. Also that year my son
deployed to the Middle East for the second time. I wasn't
interested in making political statements, but I wanted to
become more energy conscious. I wanted to use an electric
car as a commuter car to supplement my Expedition, but
there wasn't an electric car available that met my needs.
There was a $100,000 sports car which was too expensive
as a second car and wasn't practical as my only car. It didn't
hold my golf clubs let alone my kids. There were also a
number of golf carts which were being marketed as
commuter cars and three wheeled tri-cycles being built
in people's garages but they just weren't safe. The Wheego
Whip was the vehicle I was looking for. It's affordable as a
second car, safe, optimized for city driving, and has the
right balance of capability and price. In short it was what I
was looking for in an everyday driver. As a bonus it's fun
drive, with go-kart handling and brakes that'll stop on a
dime. It's 2009 now and my youngest son is a senior in
college. The four kids I had at home have been replaced
with four grand kids so I still need my Expedition, but not
every day. If you're like me and still need an SUV for the
weekends but are looking for an affordable and
environmentally conscious choice for the week, the Wheego
Whip is the product for you."