- Seating for 2
- Add an optional flatbed for more storage options
- 5 Battery/Range Options Available
Polaris® Industries started in 1954, and is now a recognized leader in the power sports industry. Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality on and off road vehicles. GEM® ‘s are multipurpose, 100% all electric transportation and utility vehicles manufactured in Milford, Iowa. GEM® is the leading brand in the LSV (Low Speed Vehicle) market, and they are street legal in 48 states.
The GEM® line of electric vehicles have been designed and manufactured since 1998. Owned by Polaris Industries and produced in Spirit Lake, Iowa, GEM® is the market leader in the low-speed vehicle (LSV) industry and has sold more than 45,000 vehicles worldwide. These GEM® cars have been driven more than 450 million miles and, as a result, have saved almost 20 million gallons of gasoline. Our goal is to continue to design innovative, environmentally friendly, worry-free and low-cost-of-ownership vehicles that solve all your transportation or light utility needs.
LSV stands for “Low Speed Vehicle”. An LSV is a vehicle class that has a maximum speed of 25 mph, and can legally be driven on most roads posted 35 mph or less. All vehicles must meet all U.S. federal safety standards for low-speed vehicles (LSVs) and be equipped with automotive safety windshield glass, three-point safety belts, turn signals, headlamps and brake lights, horn, mirrors, windshield wipers and on-road tires. Some states have special requirements and restrictions for LSV classified vehicles. Check with your local dealer for any specific laws your state has implemented.
To comply with the U.S. federal safety Low Speed Vehicle standards, GEM® cars achieve a top speed of 25 mph.
Many things can affect the driving range of the GEM® car, including ambient temperature, terrain, driving conditions, payload, driving habits, battery age and tire pressure. It is hard to say exactly what your range will be, but GEM® cars are capable of getting up to 60 miles on a charge. See the range diagram for more specifics.
GEM® cars can be driven on many roads with a posted speed limit of 35 mph or less. It is an ideal vehicle for driving in work sites, campuses, military bases, gated communities, resorts, airports, sports stadiums, or just around the neighborhood. Uses include personal transportation, shuttle drivers, light-duty hauling, specialized & custom utility, or Security/Patrol. GEM® car owners now have access to RiderX® from their vehicle. This mobile app allows you to plan and track your routes, and the app even highlights the roads around you that have speed limits that are legal for the GEM® to be driven on.
GEM® has a dedicated North America Commercial Sales Team that is available to assist in the purchase of a vehicle. We want to ensure you get the right vehicle for your needs so you are happy about your purchase. GEM® vehicles are also sold through authorized dealers throughout the country, who can also assist in ensuring you get the right vehicle – Find A Dealer near you.
GEM® is the market leader in the LSV category. We have been able to remain number one by continuous improvement of our vehicles. New for 2016, GEM® electric vehicle have:
More efficient electrical system for improved connectivity for diagnostics and RiderX application
Our dedicated North America Commercial Sales Team is dedicated to work with you to ensure you get the right vehicle for the job. They can bring vehicles to your campus to conduct demos in the conditions you will be using them to ensure they will fit your needs. Our dealerships also have vehicles on-site to test ride as well. request a test ride today.
Each of the six GEM® models meets all U.S. federal safety standards for low-speed vehicles (LSVs) and is equipped with automotive safety windshield glass, three-point safety belts, turn signals, headlamps and brake lights, horn, mirrors and windshield wipers. With thousands of miles accumulated on GEM test vehicles, you can be assured that quality and safety are our top priorities.
The batteries are charged with an onboard charger that plugs into a standard 110-volt outlet. It takes approximately six to eight hours to recharge a GEM® car from a completely discharged state. In addition, with an optional fast charge package, GEM® cars can be optimally charged in less than one hour. The ideal time to charge is at night when the demand for electric power is at its lowest, although the GEM® car can be plugged in virtually anywhere, at any time, to top off the charge or to completely charge the vehicle. Visit our Service & Support page for more information.
The GEM® comes standard with an on-board charger, which plugs into a standard 110-volt outlet. There are also optional fast chargers that can be installed to shorten the time it takes to charge the vehicle, as well as a charger option that adapts to public charge stations, making it easier to plug in any time.
Each battery pack configuration causes the charging time to vary slightly. On average, it takes approximately six to eight hours to recharge a GEM® car from a completely discharged state. With an optional fast charge package, GEM® cars can be optimally charged in less than one hour.
Each battery pack configuration will vary some. On average, to fully charge a GEM® car from a completely discharged state, it takes 5 to 8.9 kwH of power. Multiply that by the local cost per kwH and you will have the cost for charging your GEM® car.
No. You can give your batteries an “opportunity charge” at any time. Whether you are plugging it in for 30 minutes over your lunch or letting it charge for four hours, there is no problem with topping your batteries off. The best practice is to fully charge at the end of each day of use.
No. Unlike the old cell phone batteries, you do not need to fully discharge the GEM batteries before charging. We do recommend that you do not leave the batteries in a discharged state for any length of time. Always try to keep the batteries charged.
GEM® vehicles are orderable right from the factory. Create your vehicle with many aesthetic options such as doors and sliding seats, productivity options such as a ladder rack and a variety of storage trunks, and even power options such as a larger motor and fast chargers. To make it even easier there are convenient packages to choose from, including a premium package, cold weather package, comfort/convenience package, and a commercial package. Personalize your GEM® to create the ultimate vehicle exactly how you want it.
GEM® does not make a 4x4 utility vehicle, however the Polaris® Ranger® EV and Polaris® Ranger® EV LI-Ion are.
There are currently no federal tax credits available for GEM® vehicles. For information on possible state tax credits, contact your local dealer as they will have the most up-to-date information.
Yes, GEM®s can be purchased via GSA or NJPA contracting programs.
If you are interested in becoming an authorized GEM® dealership, please visit our Dealer Development new dealer inquiry page on www.polaris.com