Allelectric Wheego LiFe arrives at local dealer The Columbus Dispatch

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All-electric Wheego LiFe at local dealer

Local begins selling new model startup carmaker

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View Slideshow Tom Dodge Center Southeast in Groveport, Saturn Southeast, now sells the LiFe. The car is made by Wheego, in Atlanta.

All-electric Wheego arrives at local dealer

When you hit the accelerator, the Wheego sounds like a jet, though it looks more a hatchback that got hit by a mad scientist’s ray.

The subcompact car is the first vehicle available in central now being sold at Auto Southeast in Groveport.

Wheego, based in Atlanta, is one of electric-car startups.

The LiFe, a that refers to the lithium-iron system, has a top speed of 65mph and a of about 100 miles on a full The sticker price is $32,995, a $7,500 federal tax credit.


The of all this is we’re starting a said Sheldon Topy, a coordinator at the local dealership.

Center Southeast, formerly Southeast, has added the Wheego because of a belief that cars will find an

The company that owns the also owns Nissan and Mitsubishi North on the Far North and Mitsubishi West in Hilliard, that eventually will the all-electric Nissan Leaf and MiEV.

At the same time, is realistic about the sales of such a new name and new technology. The has only one of the cars in stock and sold any in the few weeks it has been The dealership is mainly a used-car

On a test drive, the LiFe is silent on side streets. when it turns onto a the smooth acceleration is accompanied by a hum.

Wheego LiFE Electric Cars

Wheego was started in initially specializing in low-speed vehicles for recreational and commercial

The LiFe is the company’s first that meets the performance and requirements to be driven on U.S. So far, about 20 have produced, and Wheego is filling for several hundred more, a said.

The company is one of several new automakers that hope to a niche in electric vehicles.

One of the others, Coda Automotive, to release its sedan by the end of the year and is planning to build a battery in Columbus. The factory is contingent on a of Energy loan application is pending.

We’re in a new era, and it is possible to start a new automobile and succeed, said John a senior editor for Edmunds.com, the website.

But he thinks most of startups will be unable to with the established companies also are trying to get into the game, such as Nissan, Toyota and others. The best for these new companies might be to strong enough technology to an acquisition target for one of those players, O’Dell said.

Topy is confident that a will develop for electric especially if fuel prices at $3.50 per gallon or higher.

you’re sitting in traffic and else is burning gas, the power you’re using is to run the and the air conditioning, he said.

Wheego LiFE Electric Cars
Wheego LiFE Electric Cars
Wheego LiFE Electric Cars
Wheego LiFE Electric Cars
Wheego LiFE Electric Cars
Wheego LiFE Electric Cars
Wheego LiFE Electric Cars
Wheego LiFE Electric Cars
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