Hannover Messe Exhibitor Spotlight: Extreme Green Electric Vehicles, Inc.April 22, 2016
This post originally appeared on the Department of Commerce blog.
Ed. note: This post is part of a series highlighting the upcoming Hannover Messe Trade Show April 25—29, 2016. This series will highlight U.S. exhibitors that will participate in the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology.
Guest blog post by Neil S. Roth, President of Extreme Green Electric Vehicles Inc.
This is your first time at Hannover Messe. What factors influenced your decision to participate this year?
Hannover Messe is the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology and serves as an amazing opportunity for Xtreme Green Electric Vehicles to debut its products to industry leaders and an eager global audience.
Why is the Energy and Mobilitec pavilion a natural home for you?
The broad-scale adoption of the electric vehicle could bring significant changes for society in terms of not only the technologies we use for personal transportation, but also moving our economies away from petroleum and lessening the environmental footprint of transportation. 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. Each XGEV vehicle has the power and ability of vehicles with internal combustion engines, without the pollution, noise, heat or carbon footprint. XGEV represents the gold standard of environmentally green products.
What do you hope to accomplish at Hannover Messe?
Connecting and cultivating business relationships with like-minded business and companies who are looking for environmentally green products. XGEV vehicles are the new standard for police, military, security and off-road commercial users.
When and how did your company begin exporting?
We were approached by a distributor in Mexico and have been exporting since 2010. We have exported our vehicles to Chile, Panama, Ecuador, El Salvador, Canada, South Africa, Saudi Arabia.
What impact has exporting had on your company? What advice do you have for other American companies looking to start exporting?
Exporting has expanded our sales base and now account for close to 50% of the volume. I would tell other American companies that it is important to become part of the international market and to export.