DOWNEY - Downey Auto Wholesale has become the first Southern California car dealership to begin offering Wheego electric cars, the Atlanta, Georgia-based manufacturer announced last Thursday.Wheego's flagship vehicle is the Life, which travels about 100 miles on a single charge from its 115V lithium battery pack, which can be charged from any standard 120V or 220V outlets. The Life, which seats two, starts at $32,995. The car qualifies for a $7,500 federal tax credit and a $4,000 tax rebate in California, Wheego officials said. Wheego also offers the low-speed Whip. Wheego is headquartered in Atlanta, Ga. Its cars are assembled at a plant in Ontario, Calif. Downey Auto Wholesale is at 7255 E. Firestone Blvd., at Old River School Road.
********** Published: July 21, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 14