President Obama Visits Newton, Iowa on Earth Day to Discuss Energy Plan

President Obama Visits Newton, Iowa on Earth Day to Discuss Energy Plan

Newton, Iowa (PRWEB) April 23, 2009

On Earth Day, April 22, 2009, President Obama visited Newton, Iowa. President Obama toured Trinity Structural Towers, a manufacturer of tubular wind towers and discussed his comprehensive energy plan. Newton, Iowa is also home to TPI Composites, a manufacturer of high-performance wind turbine blades and X-Treme Scooters, a manufacturer of electric and gas powered scooters, mopeds, electric bicycles, bicycles, ATVs and Utility vehicles.

Newton is rapidly becoming a center for eco-friendly and alternative energy solution manufacturers. X-Treme scooters have been marketing scooters and mopeds since 2001. In 2006, X-Treme realized that electric vehicles were going to be an integral part of our transportation system, and began marketing electric scooters. X-Treme markets over 30 different electric scooters, bicycles, e-bikes, mopeds and vehicles. The X-Treme website can be viewed by clicking this web link –

Scooter and moped unit sales have increased slightly over 75% over the past two years per the Motorcycle Industry Council. X-Treme has also seen a substantial increase in scooter and moped sales, especially the electric versions. There are many reasons for purchasing an electric scooter:

Save more money by not buying gas
Zero emissions improve the environment
Reduce our dependence on foreign oil
Diminish our carbon footprint
Reduces traffic congestion as scooters navigate roads easier than automobiles

The most popular X-Treme electric vehicle is the stylish and affordable XB-700Li. This electric bike has 26 lightweight lithium ion batteries. The XB-700Li travels at 20 miles per hour and has a range of 25-35 miles per battery charge. Since the XB-700Li is an electric bike, no driver’s license or driver’s registration is required. For people who want more power, X-Treme has a newer line of electric models – the XM line. The XM-4000Li is the newest edition in the XM series with a top speed of 50 miles per hour and a range of 60 miles per battery charge. The XM-4000Li has 20 lightweight lithium batteries that last 7-10 years. The largest version in the XM series is the XM-5000Li, which also has lithium batteries and travels 60 miles per hour with a range of 85 miles per battery charge. The XM series is street legal in all 50 states.

X-Treme also markets an electric bicycle. The current model is known as the XB-300Li and has 7 lightweight long-lasting lithium batteries. The XB-300Li travels at 20 miles per hour and 20-25 miles per electrical charge. The rider can also shut off the battery and pedal since the bike has a 7 speed Shimano Tourney® Gears & Shifter system.

All of X-Treme’s electric and gas powered vehicles can be viewed at our website Some models qualify for a federal tax credit of 10%.

If you would like more information about this topic contact Tom Sagers at 800-772-3852.

Tom Sagers

X-Treme Scooters, Inc.

Newton, IA 50208

Phone 1-800-772-3852


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