Wed., June 16, 2010 3:33pm (EDT)

Affordable Electric Car Hits Market
By Susanna Capelouto
Updated: 4 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Wheego now accepts reservation for the Wheego Whip. (photo courtesy of Wheego.net)
Wheego now accepts reservation for the Wheego Whip. (photo courtesy of Wheego.net)
An electric car company headquartered in Georgia is taking reservations for its new 2-seater known as the Wheego. It retails for about $33,000 dollars but with federal and state tax credits the price would go down to about $20,000.

The company has had a slower version of the car available since October, but this new edition is much faster says spokesperson Susan Nicholson.

“This is the one everyone has been waiting for," she says. "This is the highway version. It will go on the highway at 65 miles and hour and up to 100 miles on a single charge.”

Nicholson admits that the Wheego won’t replace the family car, but says it would work for commuters.

People can now reserve a model that will be shipped in September. Wheego officials say they are the first company in the U.S. to offer an affordable electric car all accross the country.