Wheego to Unveil Full-Speed LiFe EV at LA Auto Show
14 October 2010
Wheego Electric Cars will unveil the two-seat subcompact Wheego LiFe full-speed electric car to the public at the Los Angeles International Auto Show in November.
The full-speed Wheego LiFe travels approximately 100 miles (161 miles) on a single charge of a 20 kWh Li-ion battery pack and retails for $32,995. It qualifies for a $7,500 Federal tax credit, as well as many state tax incentives, including $5,000 in California.
The Wheego 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 J1772 standard charging stations.
Price seems pretty steep for a 2 seater, and what about warranty?
Posted by: danm | 14 October 2010 at 08:52 AM
There is also a $5,000 tax incentive here in Ga. on top of the Federal $7,500. Considering this is an Atlanta based company, it will be interesting to see if they start by trying to sell fleets locally to things like Zipcar or even MARTA.
Posted by: DaveD | 14 October 2010 at 09:07 AM
I think the 2nd paragraph should say:
The full-speed Wheego LiFe travels approximately 100 miles (161 kilometers)
Not (161 miles)
Posted by: Eletruk | 14 October 2010 at 09:28 AM
This has a big battery (for today) - 30kWh. And it looks just like a Smart Car. I am always worried about safety - not that this won't meet regs but, in a head-on which uni-body will survive better??
Still, it looks to be a reasonable entry even at it's high price. People are finally starting to understand that these first wave EVs are going to cost a premium. That's okay. There are plenty willing to pay the premium to drive petrol-free. And plenty more who will benefit from the second wave price reductions.
Posted by: Reel$$ | 14 October 2010 at 10:49 AM
Is it just me or does this car look like a front engined Smart car?
Posted by: ai_vin | 14 October 2010 at 12:44 PM
Is this an e-Smart twin?
Posted by: HarveyD | 14 October 2010 at 02:26 PM
Is it me or do the actual specs and this press release disagree on battery size? Specs say 30kWh. This post says 20kWh. Maybe this is because it doesn't actually exist - even in the GCC mind.
Posted by: Reel$$ | 14 October 2010 at 03:58 PM