Wheego National Sales Manager Ken Wambold said in a statement that converting the Hummer showroom is an "evolution to a green, eco-friendly product and a new technology will serve the Jacksonville market well. The Nimnicht name is highly respected in Florida, and rightfully so. The Nimnichts are the number one Chevy, Buick and GMC dealer in the greater Jacksonville area, and consistently receive top marks in customer satisfaction surveys."
In late January, Wheego added a Chicago auto dealer to its network. Green Wheels, LTD, a family-owned business started in the 1940s, will represent Wheego electric vehicles in the Chicago area.
There's no news yet on Wheego meeting Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards Regulations (FMVSSR). The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had granted the automaker a temporary exemption from FMVSSR for an Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system until the end of 2012. Wheego is in the process of developing an ESC for its cars that complies with NHTSA's inspection.
Former Hummer Dealer to Sell the Highway Speed Wheego LiFe
ATLANTA (February 2013) – WHEEGO ELECTRIC CARS, a U.S. manufacturer of all-electric cars, today announced that the Nimnicht Family of Dealerships In Jacksonville, Florida will represent the Wheego line of electric vehicles.
Wheego National Sales Manager Ken Wambold welcomes the new dealer. "The location and facility are perfect for Wheego. The showroom formerly displayed Hummers, and we think this evolution to a green, eco-friendly product and a new technology will serve the Jacksonville market well. The Nimnicht name is highly respected in Florida, and rightfully so. The Nimnichts are the number one Chevy, Buick and GMC dealer in the greater Jacksonville area, and consistently receive top marks in customer satisfaction surveys."
The new Nimnicht dealership, Wheego of Jacksonville, is located at 11491 Philips Highway in Jacksonville. Wheego of Jacksonville will carry both the full-speed Wheego LiFe and a low-speed vehicle, the Wheego Whip. Wheego of Jacksonville will display the Wheego vehicles at the Jacksonville International Car & Truck Show on February8-10, 2013.
The Wheego LiFe is an all-electric, two-seat subcompact car with fit, finish and features designed for today's environmentally-conscious commuters. The LiFe comes fully-equipped with driver and passenger airbags, anti-lock brakes, power windows and locks, and optional air conditioning. The 115V lithium battery pack can be charged from a standard 120V outlet, a 240V outlet or any of the J1772 standard charging stations being installed in public locations throughout the United States. The LiFe travels approximately 100 miles on a single charge. It is available in red, white, blue, black, silver, and green. Starting at $32,995, the LiFe qualifies for a $7500 Federal tax credit. In Florida, the LiFe qualifies to be driven solo in the HOV lane with a special decal.
About Wheego Electric Cars
Wheego Electric Cars is an innovation-driven and environmentally-conscious manufacturer of Electric Vehicles (EVs). Under the leadership of Mike McQuary, CEO and former MindSpring entrepreneur, Wheego Electric Cars has become a leader in the integration of advanced technology components. Wheego Electric Cars is one of the first EV companies to deliver affordable fully capable, street legal all-electric cars for everyday consumer use. The Wheego line of electric vehicles is emission-free, making them an ideal choice for consumers, fleets and businesses who want to reduce their carbon footprint. Wheego is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. The cars are assembled in Ontario, California.
For more information about Wheego, visit the company website at www.wheego.net. To inquire about dealership opportunities, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit Wheego of Jacksonville at www.nimnichtelectricvehicles.com.