Dear Wheego Enthusiast:
Wheego was on hand for the unveiling of new public charging stations in our
hometown. Atlantic Station in Atlanta, Georgia now offers EV charging for patrons
enjoying the nearby shopping and dining.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed checked
out a Wheego LiFe at the grand
opening. View the gallery of pictures
from the event here.
National Plug-In Day coming up Oct. 16th
Plug In America, the Sierra Club, and the Electric Auto Association are teaming up
for National Plug-In Day on October 16, 2011. They will “sound the bell” through
plug-in parades, tailpipe-free tailgate parties, test-drives and other grassroots
activities in Orange County, Santa Monica, Denver, Seattle, Davis, Honolulu, Austin,
Knoxville, Washington DC, New York City and others.
If you're interested in volunteering to help with an event in one of the cities listed
above, email firstname.lastname@example.org, with PlugInDay in the subject line. Even
if you’re not in one of the main cities, this is a nationwide event – please check
with the sponsors to see what is happening in your area if you’d like to be
involved! Visit the Plug-In Day website for more information.
AltCar Expo This Weekend
Wheego will attend the AltCar Expo
in Santa Monica,
California, September 30-October 1. We will have a Wheego
Whip LSV on display inside, and a LiFe in the Ride-N-Drive –
come and take a test drive! The show runs 10am to 5pm
both days, and is held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.
Admission is free. This is our third year at this show, and we highly recommend it!
Come out and meet your fellow EV enthusiasts!
EV Infrastructure Funding in the US
Sixteen projects across the country will receive a total of $8.5 million through
the Department of Energy's Clean Cities initiative to support community planning
for plug-in electric vehicles and charging infrastructure. The funding recipients range
from communities with extensive EV planning experience to those that are eager to
begin, but have not had the resources to do so. These one-year projects will help
communities address their specific EV infrastructure needs, such as updating
permitting processes, revising codes, training municipal personnel, promoting
public awareness, or developing incentives. Projects were announced in the
following states: California, Georgia, Texas, Kansas, Oregon, New York, Florida,
Hawaii, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
Read more about the projects here
Progress Energy providing electric car chargers
Progress Energy is now offering North Carolina customers home charging stations
for plug-in electric cars at little or no cost. The Raleigh-based utility announced that
it is accepting customer applications for grants that will cover up to $1500 of the
cost of purchasing and installing a charging station. Progess is providing the
charging equipment under a federally funded research project designed to help it
better understand how the 240-volt charges will impact the electric grid. They
hope to expand the program to their South Carolina customers. Read more about
the project here
Nation’s Largest Parking Garage Operator Plans EV Charging Stations
Car Charging Group Inc., a provider of electric vehicle charging
services, announced a partnership with Central Parking System
Inc. and its subsidiary, USA Parking System Inc., the nation's largest
parking garage operator, to provide EV charging services at locations
nationwide via Coulomb Technologies' ChargePoint(R) Network."There
are close to 17,000 parking garages in the U.S., and they will play one
of the most vital roles in the development of a national EV charging
infrastructure," said Brian Golomb, Director of Sales of Car Charging.
"By partnering with two of the most important companies in this sector
-- companies that understand the benefits of electric vehicles -- we
will move much quicker in the rollout of this nationwide infrastructure."
Car Charging Group plans to install EV charging stations at sites
owned by the two parking garage operators. The operators have
2,200 locations nationwide with 1.1 million parking spaces.
Read more about the announcement here.
Ampcontrol Donates A Wheego Whip
Wheego distributor Ampcontrol in Piedmont,
Oklahoma, donated a Wheego Whip to a
fundraiser for “Lawyers for Children” this month.
The lucky winner gets to drive home our
low-speed model. With a 40-mile range, the
Whip is perfect for shorter commutes and
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The Wheego Team