MINNEAPOLIS, MN (July 24, 2014) – Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), a leading manufacturer of electric vehicles, today announced the availability of its 2015 line of Polaris GEM vehicles. These vehicles are ready for order through all 260 authorized GEM dealers in North America. With over 50,000 vehicles built in the past 16 years, GEM remains a leader in premium electric performance for transporting people, moving cargo, and performing essential work tasks.
Backed by 60 years of Polaris performance and innovation, the lineup of transport e2, e4, e6 and light-utility vehicles eS, eL, eL XD, eM1400 – feature zero-emissions and are equipped to seat two-to-six people and haul up to 1,450 pounds of payload. New for 2015, Polaris GEM is pleased to offer our customers an eM1400 LSV which is street legal on most city streets with posted speed limits of 35 mph or less. In addition, Polaris is launching the M1400 4X2 gas vehicle specifically designed for light-duty commercial utility applications. This vehicle has class leading ride and handling, ground clearance, and payload of 1,400 pounds, similar to the GEM eM1400 launched late last year.
"We are very excited to add to our portfolio of premium vehicles the eM1400 LSV and the M1400 4x2 which have been specifically designed based on feedback from our dealers and customers," said Tim Blinkhorn, general manager, GEM. "The entire Polaris GEM line-up for 2015 enhances our commercial and consumer offering and will build on our momentum." Polaris GEM was the fastest growing business at Polaris in 2013 with 50% retail growth and is seeing continued growth in the first half of 2014.
For all our new 2015 line-up details, visit us at GEMcar.com, where customers can build and customize a GEM, view all available options & accessories, and contact their local dealer.
Polaris is a recognized leader in the powersports industry with annual 2013 sales of $3.8 billion. Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER® and RZR® side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles.
Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and off-road vehicles and has established a presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market with the Victory and Indian Motorcycle brands. Additionally, Polaris continues to invest in the global on-road small electric/hybrid powered vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), Goupil Industrie SA, Aixam Mega S.A.S., and internally developed vehicles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Polaris Engineered Parts, Accessories and Apparel, Klim branded apparel and ORV accessories under the Kolpin and Cycle Country brands.
Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "PII", and the Company is included in the S&P Mid-Cap 400 stock price index.
Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime at www.polaris.com.