Wheego Exits U.S, Has 2 New Models Planned For China
Wee…go to China, says Wheego Electric Cars’s vice president for electronics Susan Nicholson:
“We are not making the Whip or LiFe any more, but still support and service the cars. We are working on two new models which will first be introduced in China, followed a few years later by introduction to the U.S. market.”
Wheego originally emerged in 2010 introducing its first smart look-alike model in 2011. The Wheego LiFe had lithium-ion batteries (spec), but the price of $33,995 (pricing) for the Chinese made vehicle made it noncompetitive.
Wheego at least didn’t go bankrupt like Coda and many other start-ups, but the company is no longer offering electric cars in US.
The capital-intensive automotive business and all the regulations are hard for most wannabe carmakers.
Maybe in the fast growing Chinese New Energy Vehicles market, two new Wheego models will be successful, although that market is now also ultra-competitive too – so we have our doubts.
Wheego in 2010: