Low Speed Vehicle
Practical golf cart alternative
    • Seating for 2
    • Add an optional flatbed for more cargo options
    • 5 Battery/Range Options Available
A versatile solution for tours and recreation
    • Seating for 4
    • Rear Carrier Options
    • 5 Battery Options
Show guests or visitors around with spacious, comfortable room for six.
    • Seating for 6
    • Rear Carrier Options
    • 4 Battery/Range Options Available
Low Speed Vehicle
Haul up to 1,400 lb of payload with ease.
    • Seating for 2
    • 70” x 48” flatbed
    • 4 Battery/Range Options Available
eM1400: Gets the Job Done
    • Seating for two
    • 7 HP AC motor
    • 1,250 lbs towing
eM®1400 LSV
Street Legal Utility Vehicle with 1,250 lb payload capacity
    • Seating for 2
    • 1250 lbs of payload, 1250 lbs of towing
    • Great for on and off-road riding
Low Speed Vehicle
Why Gem®

Polaris®-engineered for a premium ride and long-lasting durability, it has more built-in comfort and street-legal safety features than a golf cart and is more maneuverable, cost-efficient and sustainable than a van or truck. Make the smart choice with GEM®.

Whether you travel just a few miles or drive all day, Polaris

GEM® cars don’t require the usual maintenance that a gasoline-powered vehicle needs. Discover how much you can save by owning a GEM car!

Explore the most common applications people are using their GEM® vehicles. Customizable to fit your needs, GEM is the perfect choice for almost any on-road need.

Find everything you need to care for your GEM® vehicle from owner’s manual, quick reference guides, charging information and the latest brochure.

Find answers to the most common questions about GEM® vehicles, such as battery and charging questions, as well as where they can be driven.


October 25, 2016

Northwestern University Testimonial – A Mission of Zero Emissions

A Mission of Zero Emissions

There’s a transportation revolution taking place at worldrenowned Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. It started in 2009 when Northwestern—in keeping with its commitment to sustainability—challenged facilities leaders to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 30% by 2030.


Northwestern’s facilities operations accepted and met that challenge. And today, among the bustle of more than 20,000 students, they use a fleet of 10 Polaris® GEM® electric vehicles to traverse the university’s 240-acre campus while quietly and sustainably maintaining this pristine campus.

Zero Emissions

Northwestern’s commitment to sustainability spurred them to look at replacing a number of gas-powered machines with GEM vehicles beginning in 2015. After starting with a small fleet of four, the university now is up to a fleet of 10.


“Gas savings was a contributing factor, but decreasing greenhouse gas emissions was the real reason for moving to electric vehicles.” — Samantha Kustra, Procurement Analyst, Northwestern University.

Street Legal

The go-anywhere combination of street legal and “off-road” capability were key factors in Kustra’s choice to go with GEM electric vehicles. The ability to drive on roads or across turf and other terrain offers flexibility not found in golf carts and other options.


“When we initially started looking into electric utility vehicles, two of the major requirements were that they be street legal, but also that they could be driven on lawns. GEM gives us a zero-emissions, street-legal vehicle that allows our staff to get anywhere on campus,” says Kustra.

Comfort and Safety

Bordering Lake Michigan north of Chicago, the climate at Northwestern ranges from hot summer days to subzero winter nights. Frequent travel across campus at all hours and in any weather makes automobile-like features such as an enclosed climate-controlled cabin, defrost, seat belts and exterior lighting highly desirable.


“Our employees have had positive reactions to the power steering, roomier cab and cargo space. It’s logical that the more comfortable a driver is the safer the journey, too. GEM® is easy to get in and out of, and can carry all kinds of equipment and people anywhere we need to go,” says Kustra.

Customizable Style

As Northwestern’s GEM® fleet moves around campus, each vehicle—featuring bold decals and a custom paint job in school colors—symbolizes the university’s commitment to sustainability. What’s more, customizable utility and storage features were configured to meet the university’s unique needs.


Polaris® GEM® electric vehicles are helping Northwestern University achieve their sustainability goals. Explore to continue to learn how GEM can help your school run leaner and greener, too.

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