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Wheego Electric Cars Oregon with Salem and small supply

View size Photo courtesy of Auto Group The O’Brien in Salem has its first Wheego on display now, with models coming as production at a assembly plant increases. The sells for about $33,000, but is for significant energy-program rebates.

company — this one a unknown — has pulled Oregon’s increasingly crowded vehicle lane.

The O’Brien Group has been granted an dealership for the Wheego Life in and recently received its first at its dealership in Salem. O’Brien to eventually sell 25 to 30 Wheegos a when the Atlanta-based company up production volume this

Essentially a two-seater, the $33,000 car go head to head with electric sedans from established companies such as the Leaf. the Chevy Volt and models from car giants and Toyota .


Like Nissan and companies offering electric Wheego Electric Cars Oregon will be a fruitful market because of its environmental and the state’s participation in the federal EV That program is a stimulus effort to establish a public infrastructure across six states and how early adopters use their and chargers.

We know there’s a lot of excitement in about EVs, so our dealer in got one of the first cars produced, Susan Nicholson, a spokeswoman for Those other big companies done a good job raising the of the industry and the excitement. We feel there’s an opportunity for us to step in.

Our car is now.

Only in limited however. Wheego won’t ramping up production until its contractors in California move a larger facility. The company is seeking investment capital to that expansion.

Wheego’s mere existence how embryonic the electric vehicle remains.

The company was spun off a manufacturer of electric recreational in 2009 and is led by Mike McQuary, the president of the internet service Mindspring. Wheego started off a low-speed, neighborhood electric call the Whip. Limited to 35 that model is street but primarily targeted at government military bases and retirement Nicholson said.

View size Photo courtesy of Auto Group The instrument in the Life lets the driver how much farther the car can travel on its while also monitoring electrical functions.

The Life is the company’s bid to grab a slice of what is expected to be a market. Fully crash it has a top speed of 65 mph and a range of 100 miles on a The body and chassis are produced in the motors and batteries in California.

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takes place in Ontario,

The Wheego looks similar to a Car, and some experts a proliferation of similar small-form over the next decade as struggle to meet stricter fleet mileage standards.

The isn’t cheap, with its base price in the neighborhood of the Leaf or a low-end BMW. Air and destination charges add $3,000 to the But it’s eligible for a $7,500 tax credit, plus state tax

Bengt Halvorsen, an automotive who writes for GreenCarReports.com, said skeptical that Wheego will sell in much The company arrived at the tail of the vehicle market —a dominated by small companies limited use vehicles for fanatical —and just before the giants bring the full of their engineering, supplier and infrastructure to bear on electric

This is shakeout time for small EV ventures, Halvorsen Once the major automakers their EVs to market, all but a few won’t

Wheego Life

Range: 100

Top Speed: 65 mph

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