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Old 03-06-2010, 02:25 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Well, that's a pretty cute little car. Now if the price and availability and performance stand up....

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I have no worries about the performance of the Wheego standing up to spec. I know it will do 55 mph quite happily, and someone confirmed the range through mathematics (Ryland, I think).

I recently got into the structural bits of a production Wheego, and I'm happy to say it it much more refined from the prototype. The doors close smoothly, all the panels fit well, and the machinery used to stamp pieces at the factory has gotten very accurate. In the prototype, there were a few spots where parts had to be nursed into place. In the production car, everything fits just as it should.

I'm sure my babble sounds odd to you guys, but in the EV world, we deal with a lot of hopeful 'car manufacturers' that slap together one or two prototypes from a design sketched on an napkin and call it 'good enough'. It appears Whegoo is doing it right.

For the sake of transparency and honesty, I'd like to point out that I have a vested interest in selling these, so take my statements with whatever grain of salt you deem necessary

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Jimbo,

Sounds like a good vehicle. Thanks for the honesty disclaimer. I wish you much success with it. =)

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Old 03-17-2011, 11:20 PM   #34 (permalink)
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New specs released. I saw this car in person and will drive it soon. The new battery pack is 30kwh.
115volts 36 cells of the same used in previous flyer.

3 Delta Q chargers totaling 27 combined amps

motor is AC-50 so I'm thinking Curtis Instruments?
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Old 03-18-2011, 06:30 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Sorry, should have been a little more specific.

Wheego LiFe 2 seater based on the Shaughuan Noble<-- hope I spelled that right.
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Cool -- the electrics are by Flux Power, which is Chris Anthony's company. Chris was a co-founder of Aptera. If you drive it, I'd be curious to hear how it goes -- the various reviews I have seen are pretty much pans. The car itself leaves a little to be desired, apparently.
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Neil, when I drove the NEV version of the WheeGo I thought it was quite nice, better build quality then the Chevy Aveo and other compact cars that I've ridden in that are on the market, if I had the money I would think about buying one, but then again I really like small cars.
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I have seen the crash test on youtube. It is actually a Shaunghuan Noble. It is quite heavy for its size, but the crash test is impressive.

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