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February 2010

Dear Wheego Enthusiast:
Welcome to our new dealers:
 
Ellis Brooks Auto in San Francisco, CA
Good Stuff Auto in Santa Rosa, CA
Villages EVs in Lady Lake, FL
Foreign Affairs Auto in West Palm Beach, FL
Bob Hook Chevrolet in Louisville, KY
 
We just attended the National Automobile Dealers Association show in
Orlando, Florida and showed the Wheego to dealers from all over the world…
so watch for our dealer list to grow over the next 60 to 90 days!
 
See our full dealer list at wheego.net/dealers.html

Ask McQ
This month’s question for Wheego CEO Mike McQuary is:
 
Q: Why does the ad in “Scoot” magazine link back to your web page?
 
 
 
 McQ: We have been working on an electric scooter as a secondary project
for several 
months. Getting the full speed Wheego to market is our number
one priority, but we 
have had a separate “skunk works” team (of friends and
consultants) building the
scooter prototype in parallel. It will be based on the
classic Lambretta scooter frame.
We hope to launch the Wheego Scooter
shortly after the full speed Whip LiFe.
 
If you have a question you’d like McQ to answer, please email it
to press@wheego.net.


Where’s Wheego?
Send us your pics! Quite a few Wheego’s are here:

Oklahoma blizzard, courtesy of Phil Moss
 
And wish they were here:


St. Bart’s, courtesy of Mickael Basnight
 
 
Wheego Battery Gauge

 
When your analog battery gauge on the left reads “0”, you actually have about
20% charge remaining. Lead acid batteries have a working range of about
20% to 100% state of charge. Just like a standard car accessory battery,
your Wheego battery functions most effectively above the 20% mark. If you
run it too far below that, it has a hard time ´╗┐´╗┐recharging. So the analog gauge
on the left shows charge level from 0 to 100; when you are at the “0” mark,
it’s time to get to a charge location but in reality you have 20% charge left.
The digital State of Charge (SOC) readout shows from 100 down to 20% on
the readout above the ECO-METER.
 
When the SOC readout shows 30% charge remaining (and the battery gauge
on the left hits the red zone), the controller will disable the
heating and AC
systems to conserve power. At 20% SOC, the car automatically goes into
Energy Conservation Mode. When the car goes into Energy Conservation
Mode, the controller limits the car’s speed to about 16 mph automatically.
By reducing speed, the car preserves the remaining energy in the batteries
which allows an increase in range on the remaining battery power and helps
you get to a safe place to recharge.

Wheego Driver Forum
We have a private forum set up for Wheego drivers. You can discuss issues
with other drivers... read suggestions for charging locations or insurance
companies... ask Wheego questions and give us feedback.
Go to wheegodriver.com.
Your login was emailed to you when your dealer registered your purchase
with us. If you haven't received your login, please email les@wheego.net.



EVCARCO Wheego Give-Away


Our Fort Worth, Texas dealer, EVCARCO, gave away a Wheego Whip LSV
as part of a promotion with grocer Albertson's. Watch the excitement on
youtube:
 


Full-Speed Update
We continue to work on crash-testing the Wheego Whip LiFe, our full-speed,
highway-ready car; target launch date is this summer. We have named Flux
Power as our lithium battery provider. For this news and more, visit our press
page at Wheego.net/press.html.



Phil Moss braves the cold in Norman, OK
 
Hang in there – Spring is coming!

 
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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