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Georgia Wheego Profiled in Marietta Daily Journal
Wheego Dealer Keith Cristal of Georgia Wheego was featured in the April issue of the Marietta Daily Journal.
To read the full article by Michael Pallerino, visit the Marietta Daily Journal website
. Excerpts from the article:
In a time of environmental and economic consciousness — when green meets green — the call for electric cars is growing locally. For example, Nissan Motors reported Atlanta was the No. 1 market for its Leaf EV in December, with nearly 1,000 models sold. In addition, EVs and hybrids such as the Chevy Volt, Kia Optima Hybrid and Wheego Life, to name a few, are gaining traction among Cobb drivers.
Part of the attraction are the state and federal incentives, which are $5,000 and $7,500, respectively. Passed in 1998 by the Georgia General Assembly, the Georgia EV tax credit continues to be more enticing than its neighboring states. For example, Tennessee offers a $2,500 rebate for the first 1,000 vehicles sold; South Carolina has a $1,500 tax credit; while Florida, Mississippi and North Carolina don’t offer any EV tax credits.
The incentives are enticing. Take the Wheego LiFe, an all-electric, two-seat subcompact car with a 115V lithium battery pack that can be charged from a standard 120V outlet, a 240V outlet or on any standard public charging stations.
Led by CEO and former MindSpring entrepreneur Mike McQuary, Wheego Electric Cars has become a leader in the integration of advanced technology components. The Atlanta-based company (the cars are assembled in Ontario, Calif.) is one of the first EV companies to deliver affordable fully capable, street legal, all-electric cars for everyday consumer use.
Jim Nolan, executive secretary of the Electric Vehicle Club of the South, said the make up of the metro Atlanta area is conducive to the rise in electric car popularity. “People (around here) spend a lot on gasoline for their cars. Now they are taking notice of EVs. They are learning they can save enough money on gas to help pay for the EV lease. The tax credits are a good investment for improving air quality and keeping us in compliance with Clean Air Standards, which helped avoid switching to more costly fuels for the rest of the drivers.”
Nolan said that it is not surprising to see more dealerships dotting the landscape. “Competition among manufacturers is helping to bring down prices. Dealers are getting more enthusiastic about selling them and are maintaining attractive inventories. They were hard to find and more expensive when I got mine in 2011, but now you can’t miss them. And once you drive an EV, you never want to go back.
Visit Georgia Wheego at 1794 Roswell Road, Marietta, GA 30062. Phone: 678-753-4999
Georgia Tech students check out the LiFe at Earth Day 2014
Cayman Automotive Profiled in Endeavor Magazine
John Felder’s Cayman Automotive was profiled in the April issue of Endeavor Magazine. Excerpts from the article by Amy Tocknell follow; read the full article here.
A relative newcomer to the business world, Cayman Automotive was founded in 2005 in response to certain automotive issues, within the Caribbean, not being catered for previously. A primary concern was that the new and pre-owned vehicle sales market was identified as lacking in extended warranty protection, something that Cayman Automotive considered to be vital for customer peace of mind and continued custom. Keen to project themselves as a responsible organization, the company is fully licensed for automotive brokering, importing vehicles that have been manufactured in the United States of America in accordance with stringent production standards.
Boasting a vast knowledge of automotive services, the company was unwilling to be confined to just one area of specialism. Such levels of ambition lead to Cayman Automotive fast becoming the largest and most reliable car-leasing organization within the Cayman Islands. Catering predominantly to ex-patriots inhabiting the country on working visas, the service levels offered are commensurate to the level of skill demonstrated by the professionals using them. Branching out into the Bahamas, St. Thomas, Bermuda, Barbados and Turks and Caicos, Cayman Automotive is set to become the foremost automotive dealer, for both sales and hire, in the Caribbean as a whole.
A Wheego LiFe powers up at the first solar-powered station on Grand Cayman