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May 2010

Dear Wheego Enthusiast:
Welcome to new Wheego dealers Mike Niethammer, Ron Hansen and
Charlie King of Wheego Hawaii in Kaneohe, Hawaii!

Highway-ready Wheego Whip LiFe Will Be out
This Summer
The Wheego Whip LiFe performed “SMASHINGLY” in crash testing this month!



We are going to undergo a few more tests in the next 30 days to put our
findings to use to calibrate some further safety improvements. Based on
these very positive initial crash test results, we have ordered components
and begun the initial production of Wheego Whip LiFe full-speed cars.
We expect to have the LiFe rolling out of our California
assembly plant in late August.
The Wheego Whip LiFe will have
36 lithium battery cells and will go approximately 100 miles on a charge.
Many of our drivers have asked about pre-ordering a Wheego LiFe. We
will have our reservation page “Go Live” on our website in June to begin
taking orders. The car will cost $32,995, and will be eligible for a $7,500
Federal tax credit, as well as many state tax credits. Current Wheego drivers
may choose to trade-up their existing Whip LSV to the Wheego LiFe:



Wheego may well win the race to be the first affordable EV available
nationwide. President Obama has offered to buy the first 100 EVs that roll
off an American assembly line. We are determined for the
Wheego to Win Washington! Downtown D.C. parking? No problem!




This short report on Wheego was picked up by the Reuters newsfeed and
has been distributed all over the country:

Gas2 Story

We are excited to have you with us as we launch the Wheego Whip LiFe!


Ask McQ
This month’s question for Wheego CEO Mike McQuary is:
 
Q: “Will the LSV still be available when the LiFe full speed is launched?”
McQ: Yes, we will still sell and support the LSV Whip. But we understand that
the LSV market will become much more of a niche market when full speed
electric cars are available. However there will continue to be some specific
markets for which an LSV (and its lower price) are still a great fit, for example,
beach communities, gated or planned communities, college campuses, and
urban settings.
Our LSV customers were true pioneers and have played an integral part of
the design process for the LiFe. Their suggestions steered us to new
heaters and radios, as well as functional and cosmetic improvements.
They remain valuable to us and we remain committed to their happiness.
If you have a question you’d like McQ to answer, please email it to
press@wheego.net.


 
 
As always, we thank you for your support. Please email your questions and
suggestions to info@wheego.net.
 
 
Best Regards,
 
The Wheego Team
 
 
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