LOS ANGELES – Wheego Electric Cars Inc. says it will launch sales across the United States in mid-December, despite lacking the Environmental Protection Agency certification that is needed to begin.
“We're confident that we'll have it in time,” said Mike McQuary, CEO of the Atlanta electric-vehicle start-up. “The U.S. government is committed to encouraging EV use.”
EPA emission certification is largely a formality for battery-powered vehicles since they have no emissions. But the agency's formal approval has kept other would-be U.S. automakers waiting in the past.