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Southside Nimnicht brings Wheego electric coupes.

A building once home to Hummers has a new electric lease on

Under a huge metal “H” at its tiny 2-seat Wheego coupes now sit as Nimnicht Buick GMC one of about 25 dealers across the to sell them.

The 118-inch-long have been at Wheego of at 11491 Philips Highway for a few They also will be at weekend’s Jacksonville International Car and Show, parked among 27 car in the Prime Osborn Convention

The Wheegos are part of a plan to use the Hummer dealership, closed GM shut the division in 2010, for greener and cleaner, Nimnicht manager Jackie Lynch


“It is ironic we are doing it out of the Hummer and we are looking at putting other in there, possibly electric and bicycles,” he said. “With the in the gas prices, we just saw an opportunity. If gas to $4.50 a gallon, people start trading in those vehicles, and what better economy than no fuel at We will tag it as ‘Never buy gas again.’ ”

Bubble microcar

Headquartered in Wheego builds cars resemble Mercedes-Benz’s 2-seat Smart fortwo but are electrified of China’s Shuanghuan Bubble Wheego’s bodies and frames are from China, then drivetrains and batteries are installed in Calif. for a 73 percent American Lynch said.

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The Whip LSV is designed to operate on with speed limits of 35 mph or It has keyless entry, power and mirrors and a stereo system. Its lead-acid batteries can be charged a 110-volt outlet in 10 hours for a estimated range.

Base is $18,995, with air conditioning a option. The LiFe can do up to 65-mph and has disc brakes, a stereo and air for $32,000, with air conditioning a $1,995 option. Lynch it takes about 22 hours to on 110 volts, but 220-volt charging to cut that to five hours are for $700 to $800.

Its lithium-ion batteries offer an 100-mile range, and Lynch overnight recharging costs than $3 on utility bills.

said Nimnicht chose because the company is self-sufficient and has no federal loans, unlike like California’s Tesla. And the LiFe will have all-electric competition in the U.S. in from models like the Leaf, Smart Electric Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Fiat 500 EV, RAV4 EV, Audi A3 E-Tron, BMW i3, Focus Electric, Honda Fit EV and Model S.

dan.scanlan@jacksonville.com, (904) 359-4549

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