Wheego looks to pick up closed dealerships

Jan. 1, 2020
In the face of dealership cuts nationwide, Wheego Electric Cars is looking to stem the tide by adding select dealers for the Wheego Whip, its new plug-in electric low speed vehicle, which launches in August. And the company's executives are embarking

In the face of dealership cuts nationwide, Wheego Electric Cars is looking to stem the tide by adding select dealers for the Wheego Whip, its new plug-in electric low speed vehicle, which launches in August. And the company's executives are embarking on a national road show to present the car to potential dealers from Aug. 18 to Sept. 26.

"The reaction from dealers who have driven the car is that it's the best electric car in its class," states Jeff Boyd, president of Wheego. "I believe that every dealer who sees the car will want to secure a Wheego franchise in their area, and we plan to make it easy for them to do so. Dealers need product, and dealers want to go green. Once they understand our technology, the value proposition becomes obvious, and they don't have to wait until 2012 or 2015. We have electric cars to sell today."

The Whip is assembled in Ontario, Calif., from components sourced from Tier 1 suppliers around the world.

"We consider the Wheego Whip an American made car. It is made with American technology and ingenuity, and more than half of the cost of the car is from North American parts suppliers," Mike McQuary, CEO of Wheego explains. "The Whip is the pre-cursor to our full speed electric plug-in car, which should be available in 2010. By stepping up now, dealers will lock down what looks to be a great future opportunity.

The 40 city road tour will include stops in Chattanooga, Tenn.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Nashville, Tenn.; Louisville, Ky.; Lexington, Ky.; Roanoke, Va.; Richmond, Va.; Va. Beach, Va.; Raleigh, N.C.; San Francisco, Calif.; Las Vegas; Birmingham, Ala.; Memphis, Tenn.; Salt Lake City; St. Louis; Albuquerque, N.M.; Chicago; Janesville, Wis.; Madison, Wis.; Tucson, Ariz.; Phoenix; Detroit; San Diego, Calif.; Cleveland, Ohio; New London, Ohio; Palm Springs, Calif.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia; Trenton, N.J.; Orlando, Fla.; Baltimore, Md.; New York City; Long Island, N.Y.; West Palm Beach/Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Miami; Ft. Myers/Naples, Fla.; Tampa/St. Petersburg, Fla.; and Pensacola/Panama City, Fla.

For more information, contact Jeff Boyd at [email protected].

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