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Versatile Electric Machine Enhances Low-Speed Vehicle Market - Facility Management Product Release


Polaris Industries Inc.
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Polaris Industries Inc. delivers tough versatility to the low-speed vehicle (LSV) market with the all new Polaris GEM eL XD. Imagine what can be done indoors and out using a vehicle with more than 1,400 pounds of payload, generous ground clearance and improved suspension. GEM eL XD is a go-anywhere, reliable workhorse that runs on sustainable, low-cost electric power. With ample cargo capacity and street-legal safety features, the Polaris GEM eL XD delivers it all in a smooth stable ride.

“Cost-conscious and sustainable facilities and operations directors have come to count on Polaris GEM vehicles to improve productivity and efficiency,” says Dan Chumbler, director of Sales, Work and Transportation. “The all-new GEM takes what our customers already love about these vehicles and improves the ergonomics, ride and range, with the added benefit of a cost of ownership of just 3 cents per mile.”

With its rugged build, the GEM eL XD delivers a smart alternative to traditional transportation options. GEM is more maneuverable, cost-efficient and sustainable than a truck or van, with more built-in comfort for drivers and street-legal safety features than any other products available today, including 3-points safety belts, LED brake lights and signals, automotive safety glass and windshield wipers. The GEM eL XD is the first vehicle of its kind to offer a recessed bed option to lower loading height and maximize hauling capability and load stability. A variety of rear carrier options and accessories including a front tool chest, ladder rack or box sides allow you to customize your GEM for any job.

GEM is the market leader in the electric LSV industry and has sold more than 50,000 vehicles worldwide. GEM vehicles have been driven more than 450 million miles, saving almost 20 million gallons of gasoline.

Whether you’re moving people or cargo, the new GEM vehicles get the job done easily and efficiently. Built with quality and durability in mind, GEM features an aluminum chassis that passes SAE roof-crush-test standards, front-wheel disc brakes, an automotive-style suspension and a variety of maintenance-free battery options. The result is a reliable, zero-emissions vehicle with a smoother ride.

GEM vehicles provide the versatility to go anywhere – indoors, outdoors, streets or sidewalks. With a maximum speed of 25 mph, GEM vehicles are legal to drive on streets in most states and provinces, typically on roads marked up to 35 mph. The optional RiderX app provides free access to maps of nearby residential roads, helping you plan your trip as well as track your vehicle’s performance.

To provide even more driver confidence, the new GEM includes Smart Power, which matches the power to the task, combining an efficient electrical system and a right-sized motor, with the ability to choose the best combination of battery and charge options. In addition to more traditional battery options, GEM is the first vehicle in the industry to offer a warranty-backed Li-Ion battery. Not only does Li-Ion dramatically improve the GEM’s range – up to three times – owners also expect two-to-three-times the battery cycles. This means in the entire life of your GEM, you may never need another battery.

In addition to battery options, all GEM vehicles are fully customizable to enhance comfort, convenience and productivity. In-windshield defrost, electronic power steering, integrated doors and a full range of rear carrier options are just a few of the factory-installed and warranty backed options available with a GEM.


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posted: 8/22/2016