Wheego Whip LiFe With  a Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery

Wheego Whip LiFe With a Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery

Editor Wakesho

This cute little EV looks quite a bit like a Smart ForTwo, and it’s a two-seater just like the Smart. It’s got an AC motor, and the NEV version comes with 96 volts. It doesn’t take 96 volts to move a small, light car peppily up to their legally-governed speed of 25–35 mph so the car is light. The Wheego LiFe was built with a 30 kWh lithium iron phosphate battery pack and has an all-electric range of 100 miles (161 km).

The trade-off is that every time you add another battery, you add weight. The Wheego Whip with lead AGM batteries is heavy; 3600 pounds with batteries, according to this Autopia Wheego Whip review. It wasn’t all that peppy from 0–35 mph, according to the review, but it was respectable, solid, and decently-appointed.

There are two models now, the Wheego Whip and the Wheego Whip LiFe with lithium.

Summary specs

  • Battery: 30 kWh lithium iron phosphate battery pack.
  • Motor: Nominal 15 kW (20 hp), peak horsepower 45 kW (60 hp)
  • Range: 100 mi (160 km)
  • Torque: 95 lb⋅ft (129 N⋅m)
  • Charge capable: 120 V and 240 V
  • Charging time: From 50% SoC to 100% Soc 5 hours with Level 2 charging system
  • On board charge port: J1772 compliant
  • Top speed: 65 miles per hour (105 km/h) at 8,500 rpm
  • Wheelbase 2,025 mm (79.7 in)
  • Length 3,010 mm (118.5 in)
  • Width 1,605 mm (63.2 in)
  • Height 1,600 mm (63.0 in)
  • Curb weight 1,210 kg (2,667 lb)

Feature found in the car

  • Air conditioning.
     Air conditioning might drain the battery pack but his is important.
  • Stereo.
    AM /FM, CD, MP3, USB
  • Cabin heat.
    Its warm so there’s no need of carrying extra coat while on this car.
  • Defrosting.
    Both front and rear, just like a regular car.
  • Remote keyless entry.
  • Power steering.
  • Power windows and electric mirrors.
  • Safety rated (on-board) charging.
  • Regenerative braking.
    Absolutely predictable with an AC motor system, but nice to see. This will both save on brake pads and increase battery range.
  • AC brushless motor.
    It’s got an AC motor. It’s not your usual 3-phase induction AC, it’s more like a per-mag. A little different.
  • Front wheel drive.
  • Anti-lock brakes.
  • Air bags.
  • Uni body frame.