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GEM E2 Electric Cars

History [ edit ]

A GEM eLXD by a street food vendor at the Mall. Washington, D.C.

The was founded in 1992 by a team of Motors engineers from Michigan. under the name

The company was purchased by a group of Dakota investors and was moved to North Dakota. Global Motorcars manufactured its first in April 1998, a 48-volt GEM car accommodated two passengers and had a top speed of 20 Less than two months a significant breakthrough occurred in the as the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) designated a new of motor vehicle, the low-speed also known as the Neighborhood Vehicle (NEV). The low-speed class allowed GEM cars to be on public roads if they met safety criteria such as safety belts, headlamps, wipers, and safety glass.

GEM cars always come with these safety making them a benchmark in the

GEM battery-electric vehicles are street in nearly all 50 states on public posted at 35 mph (56 km/h) or less. a top speed of 25 mph (40 km/h) GEM cars a range of up to 30 miles (48 km) on a charge. are battery-electric, operate on a 72-volt system and plug into a 110-volt outlet for recharging, and recharge in six to eight hours.

There are currently six different of GEM cars available primarily for intra-city use. GEM cars are by local, state and national agencies, resorts, master-planned universities, medical and corporate as well as by sports teams, services and individual consumers.

Timeline [ edit ]


First GEM car produced in Fargo, Dakota

October 1998

GEM eL produced

November 1998

GEM eS produced

December 1998

GEM e4 produced

December 2000

Corporation acquires Global Motorcars, LLC

March 2004

models begin production


Global Electric receives its ISO 9001 Certification


GEM has 150 dealers

April 2006

GEM e6 first

September 2006


Global Electric Motorcars its 10th Anniversary

GEM eL XD first

GEM E2 Electric Cars

June 2009

Global Motorcars remains a wholly subsidiary of Chrysler Group LLC


Global Electric introduces the new Right Hand GEM electric vehicle


Global Electric Motorcars is to Polaris

Vehicles [ edit ]

has produced over 45,000 since 1998. [ 3 ]

Passenger Vehicles:

GEM e2 NEV — A two-passenger

GEM e4 NEV — A four-passenger vehicle

GEM e6 NEV — A six-passenger

Utility Vehicles:

GEM eS NEV — A two-passenger with a 39 x 48 flat bed with and a 330 cargo capacity.

GEM eL NEV — A two-passenger with a 70 x 48 flat bed with and a 700 cargo capacity.

GEM eL XD NEV— An heavier duty version of the GEM eL a 70 x 48 flat bed with and a 1,100 cargo capacity.

GEM E2 Electric Cars
GEM E2 Electric Cars

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