The Electric Specialty Vehicle Update

All the latest news important to personal electric vehicles. 

 

More Businesses Using Electric Vehicles and Even Specialty Electric Vehicles

More businesses are committed to using electric vehicles in the coming decade. According to Reuters, IKEA “plans to make all home deliveries in Amsterdam, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, and Shanghai exclusively in electric or other zero-emission vehicles by 2020,” accounting for 25% of IKEA’s markets worldwide. And UPS is soon piloting a fleet of electric delivery trucks in London. They’re even “using electric tricycles to make deliveries on some routes.” Read the full stories here and here.

 

Specialty Electric Vehicles Gaining Popularity

In cities around the country, more and more people are turning to specialty electric vehicles for their transportation needs. Companies like Bird and Lime rent scooters and bikes by the minute and are all the rage, giving people more access to alternative transportation. Even Uber is getting on the personal electric vehicle bandwagon, “investing heavily in adding personal electric vehicles to its portfolio of transportation options.” Read the full stories here and here.

 

Celebrating EVs at National Drive Electric Week

Last week, cities all over the country celebrated electric week to introduce EV technology. “The event is indeed geared toward education and awareness building,” said Noah Barnes, a spokesman for Plug In America, who organized the event. With so many cities taking action to support electric vehicles, events allowed the public a chance to learn more. Read the full story here.

 

Electric Vehicle Sales Accounting for Half of Market; Specialty Electric Vehicles Also Growing

Bloomberg reports that they expect electric vehicles sales to hit 4 million worldwide this month with “almost half the growth in the overall car market was taken by the plug-ins.” The four major markets for EV sales include China, Europe, Japan, and North America, with much of the growth in China due to a “combination of high growth, intense competition and its need to address concerns around pollution and energy security.” But India could soon have a massive market on their hands with specialty electric vehicles with support from the country’s prime minister for more electric rickshaws. Read the full stories here and here.

Take a Tour of the All New XGEV Factory

We’ve recently moved down the street in North Las Vegas from our 50,000 square foot factory to our all-new, 125,000 square foot factory. The move will help us meet the growing need for our superior personal electric vehicles and do more in-house at our factory. Take a look at what we’re up to in our new home.


Our computerized dynamometer tests every vehicle before it goes out, ensuring every vehicle is in perfect working order.

 

Our brand new power coater and baker means we can now do all our vehicle painting in-house. This new equipment is state of the art and actually uses electric magnetism to coat evenly.

 

  

Our assembly lines ensure efficiency and excellence. It takes four days to make a vehicle, with each station taking a whole day, ensuring quality every time.

 

Our plasma HD cutters are able to cut out all the pieces of metal we need for our vehicles.

 

We have six welding stations up and running that are building 20 vehicles at a time, with the space for 18 total.

 

The new factory is so big that we need our own vehicles to get around!

 

This station allows us to bend the metal rods to build our chassis.

 

Sneak peak of a new vehicle.

 

And of course, we have space for our sales and administration teams.

 

With our new space, we’re going to be able to make many more of our USA-made vehicles to meet the growing demand.

Electric UTV at Scheels

Xtreme Green Electric Vehicles XFORCE PRO Series – To Showcase at SCHEELS-Springfield Annual Hunting Expo

Las Vegas, Nevada — Xtreme Green Electric Vehicles (XGEV), the premier manufacturer of 100 percent electric specialty vehicles, will showcase its high-performance utility-terrain and all-terrain electric vehicles to the hunting and outdoor sports world, at SCHEELS Hunting Expo. The three-day expo will take place Friday, Aug. 24 – Sunday, Aug. 26, at SCHEELS-Springfield, located at 3801 S. MacArthur Blvd., Springfield, Illinois-Second Floor Hunting Shops, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Named the XFORCE PRO UTV and CITADEL PRO ATV, each Xtreme Green Electric Vehicle offers powerful utility and extreme versatility with four-wheel drive performance for terrain sports, recreational sports and hunting enthusiasts.

XGEV Electric 3 Seat UTVThe 2019XFORCE PRO 3 and six-seat UTV’s give riders the capability to maneuver through the toughest roads, hills and terrain quietly making hunting easier in every possible way. The gold standard of environmentally green, The XFORCE PRO series have zero emissions, and yet all the power and ability of gasoline engines, without the particulate or noise pollution and no carbon footprint.

Reliable and powerful, the 2019 CITADEL ATV PRO is capable of speeds of up to 40 miles per hour and offers a range of approximately 40-60 miles on a single charge. With instant power, and no internal combustible engine, and virtually no heat signal, the 2019 Citadel ATV PRO is designed to quietly handle the toughest hunting and off-road conditions with no carbon footprint.XGEV Electric ATV Pro

XGEV President and COO, Neil S. Roth, will be on hand at the Hunting Expo on Aug. 24–25 for demonstrations and test drive offers and giveaways. “XGEV vehicles are not only comfortable, dependable and electric, they also make for a fun and adventurous drive, said Roth. “Bringing together XGEV with the Midwest’s leading recreational, outdoor and sports retailer will deliver a truly exciting experience for hunting enthusiasts, along with offering an exceptional vehicle for the country’s growing number of electric specialty vehicle owners.” For more information on the XFORCE PRO UTV and CITADEL ATV PRO at the Hunting Expo, click here.

Media Contacts:

Lori Goodwine
lgoodwine@cimmp.com
Phone: 702.944.2464 ex. 108

Amy Beadle
albeadle@scheels.com
Phone: 217.726.6330 ex. 20171


About Xtreme Green Electric Vehicles

Founded in 2007, Xtreme Green Electric Vehicles is the first company in the world to manufacture a full line of zero-emission lithium ion iron phosphate battery-powered specialty vehicles, including ATVs, UTVs and Police Mobility Vehicles. Each XGEV has the power and ability of vehicles with internal combustion engines, without the pollution, noise, heat or carbon footprint. The gold standard of green products, XGEVs are manufactured in the USA, in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, visit xgev.com/SCHEELS.

About SCHEELS

SCHEELS is an employee-owned, privately held business that owes its consistent success to its empowered associated, leaders and partners. The 27-store operation has stores in 12 states including North Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, Montana, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Illinois, Utah, Kansas, and Colorado. The Springfield store is home to 200,000 square feet of retail shopping experience that showcases Illinois’ largest selection of sports, sportswear and footwear under one roof. It features a 16,000-gallon aquarium, a 65-foot, 16-car operating Ferris wheel, and Ginna’s Cafe. For more information, visit scheels.com.

Electric UTV at Scheels

Retailer Spotlight: SCHEELS

You’ve probably heard by now that we’ve partnered with SCHEELS where customers can now test drive and purchase Xtreme Green Electric Vehicles in their Springfield, IL store. SCHEELS, a sporting goods store based in Fargo North Dakota with 27 stores nationwide, first heard about XGEV thanks to Store Leader Jason Mack. He was looking for a new vehicle for hunting and found us.

“I owned a lead acid battery vehicle and was looking for something that used lithium batteries for a longer range and less maintenance, so I started to research and came across Xtreme Green,” says Jason. “I took a trip to the factory in Las Vegas, test drove them, and saw how they made all their vehicles.”

Jason was looking for an electric vehicle because gas-powered ones would scare the animals off the property when he was hunting. This is especially important as hunters are often all around their property setting up game cameras, putting in food plots, and doing hunting stand maintenance. An XGEV can be left at a hunting cabin for months unplugged versus a lead acid battery powered vehicle, which would need to be constantly plugged in, filling the batteries with water, kept clean, and there would be a lot of corrosion sometimes leading to the battery cables getting eaten through. Plus, Jason liked the power and range for hunting in the mountains. He hunts big game in Montana and uses it there and in Illinois for whitetail and turkey hunting.

Jason remarked, “When I test drove it, power was the one thing that stood out the most. I could tell it was a well-built machine.”

There were many more things that Jason liked, including:

  • Longer battery life
  • Little to no maintenance
  • Lithium batteries so no need for a trickle charger
  • More leg room
  • More power, beefier suspension, and faster
  • 4-wheel drive and front/rear differential lock

Jason said lead acid battery vehicles have to be plugged into a trickle charger and are difficult to keep them in the store for people to test drive because they always have to be plugged in and near an outlet. With XGEV, they can park it in a display and not worry about them or the maintenance. Customers can come in whenever they want and test drive them, no problem.

“XGEV has been very easy to work with. They were able to make multiple changes to make the machine to be ready to sell in a large retailer like ourselves. They have worked hard to get us any training needed and quickly address any issues that may arise. They seem to be further along in utilizing the lithium batteries and their battery management system than other competitors. It was difficult for me to find this type of vehicle and wanted to try to make them more accessible for customers as they are a great machine.”

It’s a great fit for XGEV to partner with SCHEELS who is on the forefront of the sporting goods industry and help add to their massive selection of products.

The Xtreme Spotlight: Meet Our New Sales Department

Get to know a little more about Jared Crenshaw and Jordan Egbert of the Xtreme Green Electric Vehicle’s Sales Department in their Q&As below.

 

JARED CRENSHAW

Jared has been in sales and marketing for 20 years as an employee, business owner, and consultant. He is married with 2 kids. Jared originally grew up in Jacksonville, Illinois but has also lived in Memphis, Nashville, Burbank, and Las Vegas.

 

Q: What is your favorite part about working at XGEV?

A: It’s cool to be in an industry with such an innovative product.

 

Q: What is the business community like in Las Vegas/North Las Vegas?

A: The business community in Vegas is very much about who you know. It’s growing and seems to be extremely friendly to entrepreneurs and small business owners.

 

Q: What is something you think your coworkers might not know about you?

A: I’m a really incredible singer. No, really…it’s one of my superpowers.

 

Q: Where do you take out of town guests in Vegas?

A: Fremont Street, Red Rock Canyon, and Hoover Dam.

 

Q: What do you see for the future of XGEV?

A: Continuing to pursue innovation in electric vehicles as the market expands.

 

 

JORDAN EGBERT

Jordan grew up near the base of Mt. Timpanogos in Utah. From a young age, he had a love and appreciation for the outdoors. In the winter, it was skiing and snowmobiling, and in the summer, it was going to the lake, hiking, biking, playing sports, and of course, riding ATV’s in the mountains. Jordan played football at Brigham Young University where he graduated with a Bachelors degree in Economics. He then went on to work in the technology industry and has seen much success in helping companies grow their businesses. He and his wife moved to Las Vegas in April when the opportunity arose to work with XGEV. Jordan loves to travel and experience new places and new cultures. He is excited to be a part of the XGEV team.

 

Q: How did you come to XGEV? 

A: I found out about XGEV through Byron Georgiou, our CEO. He peaked my interest in electric vehicles as I did not know that there was such thing as an electric ATV or UTV.

 

Q: What is your favorite part about working at XGEV? 

A: My favorite part about working here is getting out and riding the vehicles with potential clients.

 

Q: What is something you think your coworkers might not know about you? 

A: I speak Chinese fluently.

 

Q: What do you think makes XGEV unique? 

A: We really were the first ones to build electric utility vehicles and it is fun to be a part of a groundbreaking company.

 

Q: What do you see for the future of XGEV?

A: The future is bright at XGEV. We have seen tremendous growth recently, and it is only going to continue in the future.

Heavy Duty Electric Vehicles

The needs of Xtreme Green Electric Vehicle customers are wide and varied. From police patrollers to construction workers, first responders to farmers, there is one of the things in common that everyone who uses our vehicles has…they have a job to do. Which means they need our vehicles to be able to handle heavy duty situations. Good thing our vehicles are able to do that. Our vehicles are powerful enough to:

  • Go over curbs as high as 6 inches (the PMV)
  • Last 60-80 miles on one charge
  • Can operate in extreme cold and heat
  • Superior suspension, heavy-duty braking system, and tough chassis.
  • Can come with a dump bed for hauling

 

And we already serve many industries, including:

  • Fire/EMS
  • Police
  • Security
  • Government patrol
  • Airports/Harbor ports
  • Farming
  • Parks
  • Construction
  • HOAs
  • Military
  • Mining
  • Outdoor enthusiasts
  • Any much more

 

Whatever the tough job (or even fun activity)  you need for your vehicle, XGEV can handle it!

The Electric Specialty Vehicle Update

The Electric Specialty Vehicle Update is a quarterly round-up of all the important news related to personal electric vehicles. Get your industry news fix and see the trends in this handy round-up.

 

Electric Vehicles Are Big Business

With electric vehicles on the rise, it’s no wonder that the business surrounding EVs are booming too—on the stock market. “Following its IPO this month, Chinese lithium-ion battery manufacturer CATL became one of the highest-valued companies on the ChiNext stock exchange.” But how big is it expected to go? According to the International Energy Agency, “Electric vehicles will grow from 3 million to 125 million by 2030.” EVs already grew 54% in 2017. That’s a lot of business!

Read the full stories here and here.

 

Electric Vehicles Bring Even More Massive Benefits

Owners are already saving a ton of green—both in money and environmentally—when it comes to electric vehicles, but there are even more benefits coming up. In Ireland, electric vehicles drivers are getting a reduced rate for tolls. And when it comes to ride sharing, Uber “announced a yearlong pilot program to provide cash incentives to some drivers who use electric vehicles, or EVs, with the goal of facilitating at least 5 million trips over the next 12 months.” The benefits just keep coming!

Read the full stories here and here.

 

Electric Specialty Vehicle Transportation is All the Rage

You might have seen personal electric vehicles (PEVs) on the rise, especially if you live in a city, with more access to e-scooters and e-bikes. With the demand for more alternative transportation, it’s allowing people to move around their city in short distances more freely. Some of those companies are looking for even more alternatives, like Lime, launching two-seater specialty electric vehicles. There are even places looking to become all electric. “The Antelope Valley Transit Authority, which serves some 450,000 residents in parts of Los Angeles County, wants to be the first transit agency with an all-electric bus fleet.”

Read the full stories here, here, and here.  

Xtreme Green Electric Vehicles and SCHEELS Partner to Offer High-Performance, Electric UTVs and ATVs for Off-Road and Outdoor Sports Enthusiasts

Springfield, Ill — Xtreme Green Electric Vehicles (XGEV), the premier manufacturer of 100 percent electric specialty vehicles, and SCHEELS have introduced high-performance utility-terrain and all-terrain electric vehicles to the Midwest marketplace. Named XFORCE PRO UTV and CITADEL PRO ATV, each electric specialty vehicle offers powerful utility and extreme versatility with four-wheel drive performance for terrain sports and hunting enthusiasts, and comfortable travel to a work site. Vehicles are sold exclusively at SCHEELS’ Springfield, Illinois, location.

“Xtreme Green Electric Vehicles is a leader in lithium battery powered ATVs and UTVs. These will be a great addition to our merchandise selection and experience we have for our customers,” said store leader SCHEELS-Springfield, Jason Mack. “They are an outstanding vehicle for hunting, agriculture, city parks and large venues. We are looking forward to giving our customers this exciting option for a recreational vehicle.”

The XFORCE PRO UTV and CITADEL ATV PRO give drivers the capability to maneuver quietly through the toughest roads, hills, and terrain. The gold standard of environmentally green, XGEVs have zero emissions, and yet, all the power and ability of gasoline engines, without the particulate or noise pollution and no carbon footprint.

“We are excited about this partnership with SCHEELS,” said XGEV President and COO, Neil S. Roth. “XGEVs are not only comfortable, dependable and electric, but they also make for a fun and adventurous drive. We are pleased to offer our unique customized electric vehicle options for SCHEELS customers.”

2019 XFORCE PRO UTV:

  • Extended range up to 60 miles on a standard battery charge.
  • Designed with the latest technology and the most advanced energy management and electric propulsion systems of any vehicle in its class.
  • Features include bench seats, 4″ more leg room, heavy duty 4-wheel independent suspension, 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive with lockout power steering.
  • Offers a full-color digital instrument panel, and a built-in 110-220 charger.
  • Three colors: black, green and camouflage.

2019 CITADEL ATV PRO:

  • Reaches speeds up to 40 mph.
  • Power steering.
  • Handles a climbing capacity of up to 30-degree grade.
  • Offers a full-color digital instrument panel, and a built-in 110-220 charger.
  • Three colors: black, green and camouflage.

For more information on the XFORCE PRO UTV and CITADEL ATV PRO, visit scheels.com/Springfield

Become an Xtreme Vehicle Distributor

As Xtreme Green Electric Vehicles continues to grow, we’re always looking for partners to join us as vehicle distributors. We’re sending vehicles all over the country and the world, but now is the time to become a distributor to gain exclusive ownership of your territory.

Our vehicles are already highly sought after because they:

  • Are innovative, green vehicles for a variety of needs and uses that save our customers money costing less than 1 cent per mile to ride
  • Use less than $20 of electricity for every $1,000 spent on similar gas-powered vehicles
  • Have 75% fewer parts than internal combustion engines, resulting in less maintenance cost
  • Are ATVs, UTVs, and PMVs that have both power and longevity
  • USA-made

XGEV vehicles allow you as a distributor up to a 22% gross margin. We give you a choice of vehicles you want to carry depending on your customer’s needs, while only needing up to 3-4 demo vehicles, saving you space. We even provide you with marketing and PR support and collateral straight from headquarters.

We know you are looking to serve the very best to your customers and we’re committed to that too. Our distributors are our true partners. Get in touch with us today to learn more and to become part of the XGEV family.

Trade Show Tales: ISC West Security Show

Last month we headed over to the ISC West Security Show, the largest US security event featuring the latest products, training, and networking. There were 30,000+ security professionals who attended or exhibited at this year’s event and Xtreme Green Electric Vehicles was there as an exhibitor, showcasing our vehicles and the latest advancements we’ve made to assist security professionals. XGEV offers physical security service providers vehicle alternatives to replace typical foot patrol coverage and the use of highway vehicles that are costly in both maintenance and fuel consumption. Many of the vehicles offered by XGEV also enable the patrol officers to navigate areas that standard automobiles are unable to access while being a more powerful alternative to bicycles. All of our vehicles can be upfitted to accommodate various security needs, too. With a show all about advancement and technology, it was the perfect place for XGEV.

With this growing and important industry, Xtreme Green Electric Vehicles continues to develop and provide effective, efficient, and economical options for perimeter and campus security patrol needs. As global security needs continue to accelerate, the ability to provide improved physical patrol options is paramount to the efficiency and effectiveness of security providers.

XGEV Vice President Joseph Worrell was there to answer questions about XGEV and also learn about the latest technological advances in the security industry.

“I was interested to learn that economical options have been developed that provide the ability to globally track the location and movements of a single patrol vehicle using a small device installed on the vehicle and a smartphone app,” says Worrell. “There’s no need to purchase expensive software programs as in the past.”

At XGEV, we’re proud to be part of the technological advancement in the security industry. Hope to see you at the next ISC show!