Dear Wheego Enthusiast:
Deliveries begin in April! Our first Wheego LiFe will be delivered to a reservation
holder in Atlanta (our hometown) in just a few short weeks. We will send you an
update with the details as the event gets closer. We’ve shown the LiFe to
enthusiastic crowds around the country over the past weeks:
Wheego dealer Jim Ellis Automotive displayed the Wheego LiFe and a Wheego
Whip LSV at the Atlanta International Auto Show last week. Jim Ellis Automotive
will buy the 220V charging station for the first 50 LiFe purchases from
their Atlanta showroom
– you’ll just pay the installation costs.
St. Petersburg, Florida
Wheego was the pace car for the annual St. Petersburg bike race
– nice to have a no-emissions car in front of the bikers!
Auto Center Southeast displayed a Wheego LiFe at the Columbus Auto Show
last week. Visit their facebook
page to see more photos from the show!
: see the Wheego LiFe at the Denver Auto Show, held March 30th
through April 3rd at the Downtown Convention Center in Denver, CO.
An article in AllSmallCars.com
previews the show:
Wheego Electric Vehicle Featured at 2011 Denver Auto Show
In the electric car realm there are many players, a lot of them small. So if we
asked you if you had heard of a Wheego, you wouldn’t be alone if your answer
was no. That is the fun of auto shows and in the Rocky Mountain region,
the 2011 Denver Auto Show is living up to the reputation of bringing the
latest models on-sale, but also the latest technology to the show floor for
consumers to see.
For Colorado residents green technology is important, perhaps it is the
Rocky Mountains right out our backdoor or maybe it is the fact that cities
like Boulder and Golden are home to environmental studies and agencies.
Boulder even has a Tesla dealer downtown on Pearl Street. Getting back to
the Wheego, the all-electric vehicle is a less well known, but very capable
city vehicle that competes directly with the Smart ForTwo Electric—a car we
haven’t seen in the Rocky Mountain region yet.
What is the Wheego? It is an Atlanta-based electric car company that made its
debut to consumers in the U.S. back in 2009 with the Whip two-seater electric.
The Whip was considered a short-distance, low-powered electric that would
be right at home in a busy urban environment. Sales were only about 300
units last year for the Whip, but the company expects higher volumes and
more success with the LiFe two-seater. The LiFe is a highway-ready and
crash-tested vehicle that achieves 100 miles on a full charge—the number
that is quickly becoming the standard range among electric car offerings. It
will even recharge from 50% to 100% in about 5 hours on a 220V/240V outlet
As we said, a direct Smart ForTwo Electric competitor that is American-made
and costs right about $33K before any tax incentives. Sound intriguing for
your commute to work in the Denver Metro Area? What about around
Boulder, Ft. Collins or Colorado Springs? Heck, even if you are in town for
the weekend and haven’t seen this and the other electric vehicles on display,
then you should head over to the 2011 Denver Auto Show at the downtown
convention center and see them in person. You can even drive some of them
as part of the Manufacturer Ride and Drive program starting this Friday, April 1st.
I have a reservation for a LiFe, but there is no dealer close to me. What do I do?
We are working our way through the reservation list, and will contact you as
we get closer to your delivery date. If you are ready to take delivery of the
LiFe, we will have it delivered to your home and give you a personal walk-through
of the car. If you would prefer to wait and take a test drive at a dealership before
you commit, we will save your reservation until you are ready to make a purchase.
Keep an eye on our website to find a dealer near you; we are adding them quickly.
And if you have a recommendation as to who would be a good dealer in your area,
let us know that too.
Welcome to new Wheego dealers: