- 2 passenger seating
- 72-Volt battery system with onboard charger
- Up to 35 mile range
GEM® electric vehicles are multipurpose electric vehicles available for sale by Polaris®, a leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles and motorcycles for nearly 60 years. GEM® cars are 100% electric, battery powered, and 6 models (GEM®eM1400 exempt) comply with U.S. federal safety requirements for operation as low-speed vehicles (LSVs). GEM® cars are for sale at a variety of authorized dealerships across the United States and worldwide.
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.
GEM® models achieve a top speed of 25 mph, in line with Federal Low-Speed Vehicle requirements.
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 a typical GEM® car, used under proper conditions with fully charged batteries, can get up to 30 miles on a charge. The GEM® e6® with the nine 8-volt battery option and the GEM® eL XD can have a driving range of up to 40 miles per charge.
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, sports stadiums, or just around the neighborhood. Uses include running errands, commuting to work or school, hauling equipment, transporting people, maintaining grounds, or patrolling parking lots. Visit our Markets & Applications page for more information.
GEM® cars are available at authorized dealers throughout the country – locate one near you on our Find A Dealer page.
With less maintenance and no fuel costs, GEM® electric vehicles are significantly more affordable and cost-effective than traditional gasoline-powered vehicles. Visit our Cost Of Ownership page to see how you can save by choosing GEM®. You can also find current deals on our Special Offers page or find individual pricing on our model pages.
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.
GEM® cars are powered by a 72-volt-battery system, which provides power to a custom controller and powers the electric drive motor. The GEM® e2, GEM® e4, GEM® eS, and the GEM® eL contain six 12-volt batteries, the GEM® e6® contains six 12-volt maintenance-free gel batteries, and the GEM® eL XD contains nine 8-volt maintenance-free gel batteries. Visit our Service & Support page for more information.
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. [Link to Service & Support page]
It depends on the cost of electricity in your area. To fully charge a GEM® car from a completely discharged state, it takes approximately 5 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.
Personalizing a GEM® car is easy with an array of options that include everything from doors and custom wheels to a lockable TrunkBack™ or other cargo carriers. Available colors include red, white, and blue. Visit our Build A GEM page for more information and to configure yours exactly how you need it.
All GEM® car products are sold through authorized GEM dealerships. Visit our Parts & Accessories page to view and price available options for all GEM models.
If you are interested in becoming an authorized GEM® dealership, please visit our Dealer Development new dealer inquiry page on www.polaris.com.