Dear Wheego Enthusiast:
The LiFe has launched! The Wheego LiFe was enthusiastically received at
the Los Angeles Auto Show last week. Several dozen journalists test-drove
the LiFe at the Green Car Ride & Drive Event, and thousands of people
visited the Wheego booth to take a first look at our highway-ready
Read on for a sampling of the reviews!
The Auto Channel
Steve Ford, The Car Guy at the Auto Channel
, interviewed Mike McQuary
for his show:
LOS ANGELES – November 24, 2010: Wheego CEO Mike McQuary presented
the new Wheego LiFe at a Los Angeles Auto Show press conference last
Thursday and The Auto Channel – along with Steve Ford, the Car Guy –
were on hand to talk with Mike about his company and its new electric
vehicle. The full-speed 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, including $5,000 in California.
The Wheego LiFe comes fully-equipped with driver and passenger airbags,
anti-lock brakes, air conditioning, and power windows and locks. 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, and green. The Wheego LiFe is a two-seat subcompact
car with fit, finish and features designed for today's
Look out Leaf & Volt, the Wheego
Electric Car is Almost Here
From an article by Osha Gray Davidson
The CarElectric.com’s number one reason for owning an all-electric vehicle
(EV) — You drive less than 40 miles per day
— is a tough sell here in Phoenix,
Arizona, where sprawl is just how we’ve rolled for the last couple of
But the popularity of the new light-rail system (along with the spectacular
burst of the housing bubble) suggests that Phoenicians may be considering
a sustainable (shudder
) lifestyle. What could be more fitting, after all, for a
city named after a creature that self-immolates and then rises out of its
Thankfully, some EVs may do just fine in Phoenix.
Take, for example, the ready-to-be-delivered-any-day, Wheego LiFe.
Although Phoenix isn’t on the list of early test markets, the Wheego could
do well here. According to company specs
, the LiFe has an optimal range
of 100 miles on a single charge.
The Nissan Leaf website
does a good job of showing anticipated ranges
under different conditions.