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.
- 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.
AM /FM, CD, MP3, USB
- Cabin heat.
Its warm so there’s no need of carrying extra coat while on this car.
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.