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X Rider First Electric Highway Motorcycle to Receive EPA Certification

The Xtreme Green Products electric motorcycle, the X Rider, has become the first electric highway motorcycle to receive a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Certificate of Conformity. This certification, which is mandated by the Clean Air Act of 1990, allows the X Rider to legally travel on U.S. highways.

Las Vegas, NV, July 09, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Xtreme Green Products, Inc. (XGP), an eco-vehicle company specializing in the development of electric land vehicles and personal watercraft, has announced today that the X Rider has become the first electric highway motorcycle to receive a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Certificate of Conformity.

The EPA Certificate of Conformity is a required certification for vehicles to operate on U.S. roads and highways. The certification was mandated by the Clean Air Act of 1990 to certify that vehicles conform to all EPA regulations and emission standards.

“Receiving the EPA Certificate of Conformity for the X Rider electric motorcycle represents an important milestone for Xtreme Green Products,” commented Claire Roth, Vice President of Government Affairs at Xtreme Green Products. “For the past six months, we have worked diligently with the EPA to develop procedures for certifying electric motorcycles such as the X Rider. Now that the X Rider is certified, it is now designated as operational on U.S. highways and officially qualifies for electric vehicle tax credits offered through the federal government’s stimulus package,” she added.

The X Rider is the ultimate electric, two-passenger, Green Urban Commuter. This powerful, yet efficient, electric vehicle can travel up to 65 miles per hour with a range over 100 miles per charge. Features of the X Rider include a proprietary power management system, allowing added safety and battery life, a built in battery charger that allows the X Rider to fully charged in less than 3 hours, and a 4500 watt, 72 volt proprietary hub motor developed to maximize top speed and range. With an operational cost as low as $0.003 per mile, the X Rider is the perfect eco-friendly alternative to traditional fuel-powered transportation.

About Xtreme Green Products, Inc.
Xtreme Green Products, Inc., is an eco-vehicle company designing and building revolutionary, electric powered, land and personal watercraft. Our products in development include extreme sports vehicles such as jetboards, jet skis, ATVs, and snowmobiles as well as everyday products such as motorcycles, light trucks, police mobility vehicles, motor scooters, go carts, people movers, and golf cars.
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New 4 inch lift kit for 99-06 Chevy

Rough Country Chevy Lift Kit

ROUGH COUNTRY RELEASES 4” LIFT KIT FOR 99-06 CHEVY 1500

Dyersburg, TN (Jul 6, 2009) – Chevy owners now have a new lift kit option available from Rough Country. Designed to allow room for 33” tires, the new 4” lift kit for the 99-06 Chevy 1500 is a complete kit that includes high quality, laser cut components. New lifted knuckles maintain proper steering and ball joint angles while one-piece, high clearance front cross-members give plenty of ground clearance for improved off-road performance. This new 4” Chevy lift kit boasts an easy install and will leave you sitting at a highly preferred level stance.

For more information on the new 99-06 Chevy 4” Lift Kit, please contact Rough Country Suspension Products at http://www.roughcountry.com or call 800-222-7023. You may also contact Rough Country to find an authorized Rough Country dealer near you.

About Rough Country:
Formed in early 1970’s, Rough Country Suspension® Products was one of the founders of the off-road industry and today is one of the fastest growing manufacturers and marketers of lifted suspension packages and off-road accessories for both 2wd and 4wd trucks and SUVs.

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Rough Country Offers Support for HD Tie Rod

Chevy Tie Rod Sleeve

Dyersburg, TN (Jun 16, 2009) – One area seriously lacking on the Chevy HD is the steering link. With an outside diameter of only .5”, one wrong turn can easily bend the tie rod leaving your alignment out of whack for all of eternity. That problem is only intensified when you beef up the truck’s appearance with an off-road tire and wheel package. Rough Country combats this issue with its new HD Tie Rod Sleeve. Taking the outside diameter from .5” to 1”, this steel sleeve strengthens the steering components on the HD with an install time of only an hour. Rough Country’s HD Tie Rod Sleeve simply takes the place of the stock jam nut giving you sturdy assurance that handling issues are not a concern for you anymore.

For more information on the new HD Tie Rod Sleeve, please contact Rough Country Suspension Products at http://www.roughcountry.com or call 800-222-7023. You may also contact Rough Country to find an authorized Rough Country dealer near you, or visit the “Dealer Locator” link at http://www.roughcountry.com.

About Rough Country:

Formed in early 1970’s, Rough Country Suspension® Products was one of the founders of the off-road industry and today is one of the fastest growing manufacturers and marketers of lifted suspension packages and off-road accessories for both 2wd and 4wd trucks and SUVs. Rough Country Suspension® Products is owned by Heckethorn Products®.  Heckethorn Products® has a storied history in the automotive aftermarket that includes inventing the first steering stabilizer for military Jeeps in the 1950s.

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Trailblazer Suspension Lift Announced

New 2” Rough Country Lift Kit for 2002 – 2007 Chevy Trailblazer

Dyersburg, TN (May 1, 2009) – Rough Country recently released a new 2” lift kit for the 2002 – 2007 Chevy Trailblazer and GMC Envoy. Designed to fit both 2wd and 4wd models, this leveling lift kit includes 2” front strut spacers, _” rear coil spacers and all necessary hardware. Installation is completed in an average of three to four hours thanks to the ease of Rough Country’s 100% bolt-on design and allows room for 30” tires.

For more information about the 02-07 Chevy Trailblazer 2” lift kit, please contact Rough Country Suspension® Products at http://www.roughcountry.com or call 800-222-7023 today! You may also contact Rough Country® to find an authorized dealer near you, or visit the “Dealer Locator” link.

About Rough Country:

Formed in early 1970’s, Rough Country Suspension® Products was one of the founders of the off-road industry and today is one of the fastest growing manufacturers and marketers of lifted suspension packages and off-road accessories for both 2wd and 4wd trucks and SUVs. Rough Country Suspension® Products is owned by Heckethorn Products®. Heckethorn Products® has a storied history in the automotive aftermarket that includes inventing the first steering stabilizer for military Jeeps in the 1950s. As a complete supplier, Rough Country Suspension Products offers retailers, jobbers, and consumers an opportunity to purchase products the market is demanding.

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Zero Motorcycles Sets World Record

Zero Motorcycles Sets World Record This Weekend at 24 Hours of Electricross

- Santa Cruz Company Makes History With All-Electric Vehicle Endurance Race -

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Zero Motorcycles made history today, after hosting their 24 Hours of Electricross this past weekend. The event was the first international endurance competition for off-road all-electric vehicles and included teams from around the world. Setting several world records including a Guinness World Record, over 50 competitors raced for 24 hours straight, only stopping to change out batteries and riders. In total, more than 4000 miles were completed by the field of 10 teams. The winning team was HotChalks MDV and completed more than a 1000 laps and 500 miles.

"This event proved that electric technology can endure the same level of competition as their gas-powered counterparts, however, the power resources to compete are drastically different. The total cost to power all 10 motorcycles for 24 hours was approximately $100," said Neal Saiki, inventor and founder, Zero Motorcycles. "From New Mexico to Canada to the UK, teams traveled from across the globe to participate in this record-setting race and to be a part of history."

"The 24 Hours of Electricross, hosted by Zero Motorcycles, was the perfect event to showcase what electric motorcycle technology can accomplish. Our team worked very hard to win this race and we couldn't be more thrilled with the outcome," said Edward Fields and Bryan Stolle, co-captains, Team HotChalks MDV.

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