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May 2012

  

Dear Wheego Enthusiast:

Oklahoma City’s Channel 9 News covered the addition of four Wheego Whips to the city’s police fleet:

OKC Police Roll Out "Green" Parking Enforcement Cars

By LaShauna Sewell, News9.com – OKLAHOMA CITY - Attendants will now be
driving environmentally-friendly electric cars while searching for parking violators
in downtown Oklahoma City.



The Oklahoma City Police Department recently purchased four Wheego Whips.
The two-passenger cars are powered by a rechargeable battery pack. The
department said the vehicles may be small, but they have all the conveniences
of a full-size car without the gas-guzzling costliness.

"The department had been looking for somewhere to introduce some
environmentally-friendly vehicles into service," said Capt. Don Martin.
"We found a model of vehicles built by Wheego that fit what we needed and
provided the comforts, the security… and the size that we needed for parking
enforcement."

"Based upon what we needed, and what these vehicles provided, it was kind of
the perfect match."

When fully charged, the cars can drive up to 30 miles per day. They'll patrol areas
in downtown Oklahoma City and Bricktown. There are six parking attendants, but
only four of the Wheego Whips. The attendants will share the cars, rotating them daily.
The cars will supplement the current Go-4, three-wheeled vehicles parking attendants
are currently using.

Mark your calendars!
Wheego will exhibit at the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference at
UC-Davis, June 18-22nd. The California Higher Education Sustainability Conference
highlights cutting-edge research, as well as case studies with proven successes in
curriculum development, operational programs, and community partnerships. This
unique event is jointly organized by independent/private colleges, California Community
Colleges, California State Universities, and the University of California creating the
opportunity for dialogue across institutions. UC-Santa Barbara currently uses a
dozen Wheego Whips on their campus as a quiet, eco-friendly way to move faculty
and staff between buildings and across campus. At the Sustainability Conference
in June, we’re hoping to introduce Wheego to more California colleges.
 
Special Perks in Your State
If you live in Massachusetts, you can now get a special EV license plate, at no additional charge:




(Visit our Wheego dealer in Reading, MA to pick out your EV to go with your special
plate!) Many states now offer incentives for owning an EV – driving solo in the HOV
lane, significant tax credits, breaks on property tax. Visit our webpage to see what
your state offers! Remember, the Wheego LiFe also qualifies for a $7500 Federal
Tax Credit on top of the state incentives.


 
Charging Station Locator
Need to find a charging station in your area? The Department of Energy can help!
Visit their website to enter your zip code and what kind of station you’d like to find:


They will display a map showing your nearby options:


Carstations.com offers a similar service: enter your zip code, filter by type of charger, and see a map of charging stations near you:



You can add a station to their network if you know of one they’re not aware of yet!

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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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