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February 2014
  

Dear Wheego Enthusiast:

Welcome to our new Bahamas Dealer!



Easy Eco-Car is the first dealer in The Bahamas to sell 100% electric vehicles. Easy Eco-Car, a division of Easy Car Sales, carries the Wheego LiFe, a plug-in all-electric car with a range of 100 miles.
 
John Felder, President and CEO of Cayman Automotive Leasing, is the Wheego distributor for the new Bahamas dealership.  Mr. Felder is excited about the growing popularity of EVs in the Islands: "The Caribbean is the perfect place for electric vehicles: lower speed limits, abundance of sunlight for solar panel charge stations and a community that wants to protect their natural beauty and environment for all future generations".   
 
Easy Car Sales Ltd. has two convenient locations, Gladstone Road & Bernard Road, in Nassau, New Providence and is open 10am – 6pm Mon –Fri and 10am – 2pm on Saturday.
 
For more information please visit www.easy-car-sales.com or call Easy Auto Sales 1-242-461-0100 or 1-242-424-6085.
 

Cayman Automotive’s recent agreement with Budget Rent-A-Car on Cayman Island has generated lots of interest in Wheego, including this feature on Cayman Channel 27 news:
 


















Drivers will soon have the option to eschew gasoline for electric vehicle technology. The Wheego, a fully electric vehicle has made its way to the Cayman Islands. Budget Rent-a-car told Cayman 27 the Wheego can get up to 100 miles on a full charge. Drivers will notice it handles much like a conventional automobile, except the Wheego is noticeably quieter.
 
“This is our first electric car. We think it’s going to appeal to the customer who cares about the environment, who wants to see the technology move from different fuel sources. It’s going to keep gas prices lower and also just give people different options,” said Gary Todd of Budget rent-a-car.
The Wheego will be available for rent starting in March.
 



How Does Your State Line Up?
Edmunds Offers Relative EV Rankings
Edmunds has ranked which states come out on top in relative EV sales:

 
This report shows EV sales as a percentage of total sales for the state. Read a recap of the report on Treehugger.
 
Georgia has enjoyed consistent top-ten rankings for EV sales due to its generous $5000 state tax credit. An Atlanta Business Chronicle article by Urvaksh Karkaria reports new legislation aimed at eliminating the generous EV tax credits Georgia drivers now enjoy:
 
Georgia ranked fourth in the U.S. in electric vehicle registrations last year — an impressive showing for a state notched squarely in the middle of the country’s “truck belt.”
 
Now, a bill introduced by former Alpharetta Mayor Chuck Martin, threatens to suck the air out of electric vehicle adoption in the Peach State. The bill would eliminate an up to $5,000 tax credit available to buyers of new zero-emission vehicles, no later than April 1. The tax credit — among the richest in the country — coupled with a $7,500 federal tax credit, has fueled electric vehicle adoption in the state. (Disclosure: I drive an EV)
 
Electric vehicle advocates argue eliminating the tax will slam the brakes on sales of electric vehicles, which they say reduce emissions and dependence of foreign oil. Despite strong sales of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids in the last year, the industry is still in its infancy and requires state support to create demand, noted Michael Beinenson, treasurer of the EV Club of the South. Indeed. Electric vehicles accounted for just 1.1 percent of vehicle registrations in Georgia, between January and November, according to an Edmunds.com study.
 
Beyond the soft-sell of saving the planet and reducing the U.S.’s dependence on oil from oppressive regimes, EV supporters offer an economic argument. The cost to operate an electric vehicle over the life of the car is, on average, a third or less than the cost to operate a comparable gas-powered car, noted Arthur Blake, an electric vehicle owner. “This frees up a significant amount of money for that consumer, that is then available to stimulate Georgia’s local economies,” Blake said. “The more miles driven, the more money saved.”
 
Read the full article on the Atlanta Business Chronicle website.
 
 

 

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
wheego.net

 

 

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