ATLANTA (June 14, 2010) – WHEEGO ELECTRIC CARS today announced they are taking
reservations for the all-electric Wheego Whip LiFe car on their website at www.wheego.net.
“We are on schedule to be the first company to offer an affordable all-electric car in the
U.S.,” announced Wheego CEO Mike McQuary. “Other auto companies have made
announcements of the upcoming availability of their electric cars, but for the most part,
their cars are being released in only a few cities, and in limited quantities. Our Wheego
Whip LiFe will ship to customers first-come, first-served across the U.S. beginning in
September, and everyone who makes a reservation will be driving their car before the
end of the year. The Whip LiFe has a lithium battery pack, is made of 75% U.S. content,
and is assembled in Ontario, California. It is an example of American ingenuity at its finest.”
The highway-ready Wheego Whip LiFe goes approximately 100 miles on a charge, and retails
for $32,995. The Wheego Whip LiFe qualifies for a $7,500 Federal tax credit, dropping the net
price to under $26,000. States such as California and Georgia offer State tax credits or rebates
up to $5,000 to further reduce the net price of the car. In addition, Congress has legislation
pending that proposes an additional $2,000 electric vehicle incentive.
“We have had incredible interest in our Wheego Whip LiFe,” said McQuary. “I think the public
understands that the time has finally come to make electric vehicles a part of everyday life.
The recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has certainly highlighted that it’s time for a change.
There are a lot of people talking about this problem, and now there is a chance to take action.
A groundswell of public support for electric cars continues to grow. Once you have gone a few
months without filling up your car at a gas station, you will be hooked on the idea of never doing
it again. Americans are insistent on decreasing our dependence on foreign oil now; and on
domestic oil, for that matter. You will recharge this car every night in your garage, and be good
to go for 100 miles the next day: around the neighborhood, on the highway, everywhere you
took your gas guzzler- except to the gas station.”
The new Wheego Whip 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. It is available in red, white, blue, black, silver, and green. The Wheego Whip LiFe
is a two-seat subcompact car with fit, finish and features that compete with any other
subcompact car on the market.
Drivers can reserve a Wheego LiFe by:
- Visiting www.wheego.net
- Making a fully refundable $100 down-payment
- Receiving a reservation number
- Providing contact information for follow-up by a registered Wheego dealer
About Wheego Electric Cars
Wheego Electric Cars is an innovation-driven and environmentally-conscious manufacturer of
Electric Vehicles (EVs). Under the leadership of Mike McQuary, CEO and former MindSpring
entrepreneur, Wheego Electric Cars has become a leader in the integration of advanced
technology components. Wheego Electric Cars is one of the first EV companies to deliver
affordable fully capable, street legal all-electric cars for everyday consumer use. The
Wheego line of electric vehicles is emission-free, making them an ideal choice for consumers
and businesses who want to reduce their carbon footprint. Wheego is headquartered in
Atlanta, Georgia. The cars are assembled in Ontario, California.
For more information about Wheego, and to view the list of Wheego dealers,
visit the company website at www.wheego.net.