Wheego Electric Car Gets October Release

Reportedly available this month at a dealership perhaps somewhere near you: the LiFE electric vehicle, made by Wheego, an electric car company based in Atlanta, with manufacturing facilities in Ontario, Canada. The LiFE is Wheego’s first highway-legal electric vehicle, and it is said it will debut this month in dealerships from coast to coast.

The full-speed Wheego LiFe gets approximately 100 miles to a charge, comes fully-equipped with driver and passenger airbags, anti-lock brakes, air conditioning, keyless entry, radio/CD/MP3 hook-up, and power windows and locks. Its 115V lithium battery pack can be charged from a standard 120V outlet, a 240V outlet or any of the J1772 standard charging stations soon-to-be common in public locations throughout the US. Available in red, white, blue, black, silver, and green, the LiFE retails for $32,995, but a $7,500 Federal tax credit, as well as many state tax credits, help to sweeten the deal.

Wheego LiFE

image via Wheego

“We are accepting dealer applications now to represent the Wheego brand,” said Wheego President Jeff Boyd, in a statement,  “supplementing the 25 quality dealers we currently have across the U.S. We have had tremendous interest in our cars, from consumers, fleets and dealers.”  Dealer Ride & Drive events in California and Ontario in conjunction with the launch are apparently aimed at picking up wider distribution for the car.

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Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.

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