Little Cities: Transportation and Management of Business Campuses

We live in a new age of business. Technology companies, movie studios, and other big companies operate like little cities. They have cafeterias or more often a few options for places to eat, gyms or even basketball and tennis courts and pools, daycare, and many more buildings for their hundreds or even thousands of employees to work, along with other rooms for classes, meditation, napping, you name it. With so much ground to cover and upkeep and security needed to ensure these campuses run smoothly, an Xtreme Green Electric Vehicle is the perfect solution to fulfill a hybrid of needs. And since our vehicles can go anywhere from 40-80 miles on just one charge and only take 1.5-3.5 hours to fully charge, everyone can use them when they need to. You’ll save on cost for gas, too as electric vehicles cost less $0.01 per mile and with 75% fewer parts, there’s virtually no maintenance so your teams can spend their time managing the property, not their vehicles.

A major concern of managing so much ground is security. An ATV is great if for some reason you need to handle tough terrain, or UTVs are good if you need to transport a lot of people, but probably the most effective vehicle for security to be able to patrol in this particular environment is the PMV. Designed for both indoor and outdoor use, the PMV can not only cruise on flat surfaces but jump curbs as high as 6 inches. There’s also still storage, so you can have a place for all your heavy equipment, enabling you to move faster—especially considering speeds go up to 29 MPH.

Another great use is for maintenance teams to keep these business campuses looking beautiful and running smoothly. XGEV UTVs are great for maintenance because they can be outfitted with flatbeds for hauling around tools or greenery. They also come with a few seats so teams can ride together to get the job done.

And if campuses are really big, using an XGEV to get around is a great option for people to hop on a vehicle and visit another department in another building. This can increase productivity, giving time back to employees where they would walk or be reluctant to go if they had to bike. And if your buildings are across the street from each other? No problem. The XForce UTVs can be built to be low-speed electric vehicles (LSEV) and can go on city streets and be registered in most states.

Tradeshow Tales: IACP in Philadelphia

Xtreme Green Electric Vehicles are great for a variety of industries and uses to bring efficiency, power, and savings. One of our most popular buyers is law enforcement agencies because of the speed and capability of our vehicles to suit all their needs. Which is why we made an appearance at the premier law enforcement trade show, the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Senior VP of Sales Mike Healy tells us more about the show.

“IACP 2017 in Philadelphia proved successful for Xtreme Green Electric Vehicles. Over 170 qualified leads were obtained during the 3-day event. The show featured predominantly technology-driven law enforcement solutions. This proved positive for Xtreme Green as our vehicles garnered a large spotlight. Notably absent this year was T3 Motion and Segway.

T3 recently filed for bankruptcy protection and has temporarily closed its doors during reorganization. Many current users stopped by our booth as concerns for parts and customer support with their T3 machines have them considering the Sentinel.

Segway has readjusted its market focus and is concentrating on the consumer business. Marketing budgets for law enforcement and security have been allocated to ensure success in the consumer segment.

This bodes well for Xtreme Green as our Sentinel vehicles are already popular for law enforcement agencies and our prominence at the show should help us to see an increase in inquiries.

The UTV and ATV also had successful exposure as law enforcement use these vehicles, too. Not all law enforcement agencies have the same needs, but we have a vehicle for all of them.

Law enforcement entities on the East Coast were interested in the UTV as it offers protection during the seasons and the electric propulsion system enables departments to comply with new legislation that seems to be passing in most states mandating the use of electric vehicles.

Florida and the Southwest are hotbeds for the ATV. Law enforcement personnel visiting the show cited its command presence and low emissions as reasons for purchase. We cited our success in Tempe AZ., as a reference for interested purchasers.

IACP 2017 should translate in to 20 vehicle sales over the next 6 months. Home Depot, has already purchased two for a beta test. An effective team effort has translated in to a positive show!”

The 2018 Citadel ATV is Here!

We’ve been working hard over here at Xtreme Green Electric Vehicles and are excited to announce that it’s here: The 2018 Citadel ATV model! For this new model, we’ve made improvements on the ATV, including taking advantage of new technology for our most advanced ATV yet. Made in America, our all-new, heavy-duty chassis is manufactured in our Las Vegas Factory, making it one of our toughest vehicles. The 2018 Citadel ATV has all new electronics including, but not limited to, the motor, controller, Battery Management System (BMS), and instrument panel, which are all proprietary designs made in the United States.

New features of the 2018 Citadel ATV include a new instrument panel with more information including a second page that gives diagnostics for the vehicle. These diagnostics include cell levels, temperature, and software fault indicators. This model is available in both 72V and 96V systems and includes all new power steering on all models. Rear differential with locking ability provides for ease of driving both off road and on concrete or hard surfaces.

As with all our vehicles, the 110/220V charger is built in for easy charging whether you are off road and use a generator or with any electrical socket. The 2018 Citadel ATV is a great choice for the military, police, security, agriculture, and hunting, or whatever your needs.

Tradeshow Tales: ASIS 2017

Last month we attended ASIS 2017 in Dallas, the foremost security expo. We love attending ASIS because it’s really all about the innovations and technologies in the security industry and Xtreme Green Electric Vehicles has many buyers who use our vehicles for effective and efficient security.

The show was busy and active with over 100 people interested in our vehicles, looking to potentially purchase our electric PMVs, ATVs, and UTVs in the next year. Many people that came to talk to us here that have similar vehicles that they are looking to replace or have been in the market for vehicles and are interested in what XGEVs can do for them. Thinking back on ASIS 2016, we saw a lot more people this year interested in electric vehicles. We also noticed a shift this year among exhibitors with more equipment and supplements for guard companies and their clients. This puts Xtreme Green Electric Vehicles in a great position as so many attendees are interested in finding equipment like our vehicles that will give them powerful, cost-effective solutions to their security needs.

At the end of the day, we’re already seeing some sales close because of our appearance at the show, with more anticipated to follow soon. Some of our anticipated sales involve industry leaders in their respective vertical markets, with the hopes that they will purchase multiple vehicles for their fleet. The success of the show was thanks to an amazing, collective effort of the entire Xtreme Green Electric Vehicles staff. We’ll see you again next year!

Electric Farm Vehicle

Did you know that more than half of farmers report working 10-14 hours a day? They rise with the sun and the job is never done. And with 2.2 million farmers in America alone, that’s a lot of people working very hard! It also takes a lot of tools and equipment. So why not go electric and get an electric farm vehicle to help? The Xtreme Green Xforce Pro UTV specialty electric vehicle might be just what you need to supplement or even replace some of your equipment. It’s quieter so as not to disturb farm animals, won’t contaminate your crops with fumes or particles, and will even save you money—for every $1,000 you would spend in gas, you only spend $10 to run the Xforce Pro. More money for seeds!

So what can the Xforce do on the farm? A lot.

You can customize the vehicle to include a dump bed, making hauling around and dumping dirt or hay with ease. Ditch your handcart and use the Xforce to transport feed, building supplies, firewood, topsoil, plants, seed, fertilizer, tools—whatever! And with a hitch on the vehicle, you can add a trailer because the Xforce can haul up to a couple thousand pounds. Even just driving the Xforce around can help to til the soil.

Even just for transport, the Xforce is easy to navigate and can handle rough terrain with an independent suspension to give it a stronger, tighter turn to get from one end of your farm to the other, so you can survey crops, build and fix fences, or transport workers. And if you need to get to the farmer’s market to sell the fruits (and vegetables) of your hard work, the Xforce can be registered in most states to go on city streets.

With the savings in cost, eco-friendly, and USA-made, the Xforce is a great choice to help you with all your farming needs.

THE ELECTRIC SPECIALTY VEHICLE UPDATE

The Electric Specialty Vehicle Update is personal electric vehicle news that highlights the trends and market in a handy round-up. You can read the last post here.

 

The Future is Electric

More and more nations are pledging to go entirely electric between 2030 and 2040. Nigeria is the latest country to join the pledge alongside the UK, Germany, France, and India. India’s Minister of State for Power and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal has said of the pledge, “the air will be cleaner and will be an end-to-end solution to address the issues of climate change.” Read the full story here and here.

 

Electric as Company Policy

There is a rise in companies switching to all electric vehicles. In fact, in the UK, 100+ companies have joined a Go Ultra Low campaign, “a joint government and car industry campaign to encourage even more drivers to switch to electric.” Companies pledge to agree to make at least 5% of their fleet electric by 2020 (and some even pledge to take it to 10%). Read the full story here.

 

The Rise of Steel

The growth of the electric vehicle industry also boosts the growth of another industry: Steel. To keep vehicle prices down, more and more vehicles might turn to steel for manufacturing. “Tata’s research indicates that electric vehicles will drive an increase of 4.2m tons a year in demand for steel in Europe between 2015 and 2050 to almost 22.5m tons a year.” Read the full story here.

 

Prices Going Down

One of the biggest concerns consumers have when it comes to electric vehicles is the cost. With a brand like Tesla dominating the marketplace (and a hefty price to go with it), more affordable options are coming out, like GM’s new $5,000 vehicle. This little car, the Baojun E100, “can travel around 100 miles on a single charge and can store extra energy from the regenerative braking system.” Read the full story here.

PERSONAL COMMUTING WITH PERSONAL ELECTRIC VEHICLES

The use of personal electric vehicles or electric “rideables” are on the rise. Look around any major city, and you might spot a skateboard rider that isn’t even touching the ground. That’s because it’s likely electric. With the rise in traffic and a want to be eco-friendlier as well as reducing commuting costs, it’s no wonder people are looking to go electric for personal commuting and alternative forms of transportation more than just with electric cars.

At Xtreme Green Electric Vehicles, we’ve been long talking about the benefits of our vehicles can be to a variety of industries, like law enforcement, fire, security, agriculture and mining and beyond, but did you ever think about how it might benefit you just for everyday use? Our XForce vehicle can be registered as a low-speed electric vehicle (LSEV) at a max speed of 25 mph and can go on any city streets (but no highways) and can be registered in most states. Wouldn’t it be nice to simply hop on your XForce for local commuting to the office, trips to the supermarket, swinging by to see friends, or heading to the local movie theater?

Better yet, maybe you could make your XForce work double duty. Perhaps you could use an XForce to help you get your work done on your local farm; but, then on weekends, you could use it to drive you and your produce to the farmer’s market to sell. Or maybe your homeowners’ association needs a vehicle for its security to patrol at night. Wouldn’t it be nice for your members to be able to check it out during the day to get around town for quick errands? Or if you really are work focused, you could use it to transport workers over construction or mining sites, but then use it to go from one location to another.

It might be time to rethink what electric vehicles can do for you—and maybe help to replace using your car!

WHAT ARE THE OPERATING SAVINGS IN USING SPECIALTY ELECTRIC VEHICLES?

At Xtreme Green Electric Vehicles, we think going electric is a no brainer when it comes to savings. You’re saving the planet by going green! And while some might suspect electric vehicles might cost more, they’d be wrong. Very wrong. In fact, what you save in gas cost alone more than makes up for the cost of each vehicle.

Basically, there are two areas of big savings when you purchase a specialty electric vehicle from Xtreme Green Electric Vehicles. The first area of savings as we mentioned is in gas or fuel costs. We have determined that for every $1,000 worth of gas at an average of $3 per gallon, it would take less than $10 to run our vehicle the same range.  That means if you spend $4,000 per year on gas for say, a security vehicle for a parking lot, you would only have to use less than $80 worth of electric power. That’s a 5,000% savings!

The second is the maintenance savings. With 70% less parts than a gas vehicle, no water systems, no oil systems, no exhaust systems, there is little maintenance to be done other that watching your tires and brakes. Even still, you can expect the average maintenance cost per year for one of our ATVs or UTVs is $50 and The Sentinel vehicle has no basic maintenance cost.

Still not satisfied? Our vehicles come with a full one-year warranty bumper to bumper and two years on the batteries (this excludes wear items unless there is a manufacturer defect and any damage caused by accidents). And with vehicles going up to 80 miles on one charge and last 2,000-3,000 charges, the longer you use your vehicle the more you’ll save.

So save some green—in both cost and for the planet’s sake—and go electric with your personal electric vehicle and an Xtreme Green Electric Vehicle.