Wheego Electric Cards, an Atlanta, Ga.-based manufacturer of all-electric cars, delivers its first Wheego LiFe, a highway-speed 100% electric car, on Earth Day- April 22, 2011.
"We are very proud of this car and the American spirit that it represents," said Mike McQuary, CEO of Wheego Electric Cars. "The delivery of our first Wheego LiFe electric car culminates four years of research and development, and is perfectly timed to support President Obamas Energy Plan. President Obama will direct Federal agencies to buy 100% alternative fuel vehicles by 2015, and is asking for a major increase in fuel economy for 2017-2025 model year automobiles. The Wheego LiFe is ready to help meet that demand: it is affordable, all-electric, and available across the country now."
The Wheego LiFe, a two-seat compact car, travels approximately 100 miles on a single charge and retails for $32,995.
The 115V lithium battery pack can be charged from a standard 120V outlet, a 240V outlet or any of the J1772 standard charging stations being installed in public locations throughout the United States.
It qualifies for a $7,500 Federal tax credit, as well as many state incentives such as tax credits (up to $5,000 in Georgia) and HOV lane access.