Earlier this year, word was that the Wheego Whip was supposed to be available here in the U.S. in May. Looks like July is the new delivery date, so hold on if you want your smart fortwo clone minicar NEV. If you're saying, the "whee-go what now?", the Whip is an all-electric low-speed vehicle that is made in California but based on a platform that comes from China's Shuanghuan Automobile. According to Wheego, there are about 100 pre-orders for the $18,995 not-so-Smart car.

In related news, the vehicle that is used as the basis for the Whip, the Shuanghuan Noble, was just cleared by a Greek court to go on sale in Europe because, ready?, "an informed buyer would not confuse the Noble with the Smart Fortwo." Nah. There's no way you could confuse the two. The Noble has been involved in lawsuits for years.

[Source: USAToday, Carscoop]

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