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Polaris: Company Introduces New GEM Electric Vehicles
Minneapolis — Oct. 26, 2015 — Polaris Industries Inc., a recognized leader in the power sports industry, is introducing the new Polaris GEM, which has more built-in comfort and street-legal safety features than a golf cart, and is more maneuverable, cost-efficient, and sustainable than a truck or van. GEM offers a spacious interior with a compact footprint and quiet electric power for low-cost, low-maintenance operation.
GEM is the market leader in the electric, low-speed vehicle (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.
And now, the ride is even better. 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. GEM’s premium safety features including high-back forward-facing seats, three-point seat belts, an automotive glass windshield, and LED signal lights that provide drivers and riders increased confidence.
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 GEMs include Smart Power. Smart Power 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 distances you can cover — up to three times the range — you can also expect two to three times the battery cycles. This means that during the entire life of your GEM, you may never need another battery.
For more information, visit http://www.polaris.com/en-us/gem-electric-car. Shipping will begin in December.