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Wheego Electric Cars Launches U.S. Dealer Network

February 17, 2009

ATLANTA, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ — WHEEGO ELECTRIC CARS, a division of RTEV,
Inc., one of the first companies to deliver a full line of recreational and
street electric LSVs (Low Speed Vehicles), today announced the official launch
of its U.S. car dealer network.

“In today’s difficult automotive market, more and more car dealers are
looking for additions and alternatives to the traditional brands to maintain
and grow their dealership business,” said Jeff Boyd, president of Wheego.
“Electric vehicle adoption, fueled by volatile gas prices, increasing
environmental awareness, and technological advancements puts the electric
vehicle industry on the cusp of major growth as consumers are increasingly
making more green-conscious buying decisions. Progressive car dealers are
realizing this, and we’re receiving applications from a variety of dealers who
also have other car lines such as Honda, Toyota, Chevrolet, Saturn, and
Suzuki, and want to expand their product line-up and catch the wave of the
emerging electric vehicle movement. No one wants to get left behind. We will
launch our first car, the Wheego Whip in May with a target of 50 U.S. car
dealerships appointed by then,” added Boyd. “These will be a combination of
traditional car dealers as well as a new type of dealer who exclusively sells
electric vehicles and combines several manufacturers such ZENN, ZAP, and MILES
in one dealership.”

The first dealer test drives of the Wheego Whip were conducted in Ontario,
CA
in December, and there was unanimous praise for the car. Dave Kauffman, who
is the Electric Car Specialist for EnVironmental Motors of Glendale, CA
commented, “The Wheego [Whip] has great lines for a small car, and the nicest
fit and finish I have seen yet in a production Electric Car. My driving
experience was — I could not drive it enough. It is just like driving a
conventional car except for the LSV speed limitation. The Wheego that I drove
was 100 percent ready for the customer.”

“We have the best affordable electric car in the world,” said RTEV CEO

Mike McQuary. “While I’m obviously biased, the feedback from the experts at
our premier showing and test drive validated my belief. The assumption that
electric cars are impractical for everyday transportation needs goes away once
you see and test-drive the Wheego Whip. Instead the light bulb goes on, and
people start to envision how this car can fit into their everyday life. Our
Wheego cars will fill a middle market demand at the right time, and with a
national dealer network to provide service and support. I think this is a
great opportunity for progressive thinking car dealers to get in on the ground
floor.”

Dealers can get information and applications at www.wheego.net or by
emailing Jeff Boyd at jboyd@rtev.net .

About RTEV

RTEV is an innovation-driven and environmentally-conscious manufacturer of
Electric Vehicles (EVs). The company’s two product lines are Ruff & Tuff
(recreational) and Wheego (street). Under the leadership of Mike McQuary,
former president of MindSpring and EarthLink ISPs, RTEV has become a leader in
the integration of advanced technology components that distinguishes the brand
from other EVs and is the first EV company to deliver affordable LSVs to the
marketplace through a national dealer network.

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