More than 40,000 BEVs worldwide and logging almost a half billion local emissions-free miles.
Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG
- Jan. 30, 2010
GEM 4e: 4-passenger NEV - $11,240 to start and 30-miles AER.
Chrysler’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), has reached a milestone in the Low-speed Vehicle (LSV) industry by selling more than 40,000 GEM battery-electric vehicles. The GEM vehicle line is 100 percent electric and emits zero tailpipe emissions. GEM vehicles have been driven almost 500 million emission-free miles, saving more than 19.5 million gallons of gasoline. This translates into a CO2 reduction equivalent to planting nearly a half-million trees.
“GEM is a successful example of how Chrysler Group is reducing CO2 emissions while answering customer needs for alternatively powered vehicles,” said Steve Bartoli—Head of Regulatory Affairs and Engineering Planning, Chrysler Group LLC. “GEM is directly responsible for cutting CO2 output by more than 93,000 tons by replacing gasoline-powered vehicles with electric vehicles.”
The Fargo, North Dakota based manufacturer was acquired 10 years ago by Chrysler Group to assist the major automaker in their continuing efforts and commitment to developing, producing and selling environmentally-friendly vehicles.
Classified as Low Speed Vehicles (LSV) or Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEVs) by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the GEM vehicle line is street-legal in most states on roads posted 35 mph or less. With a top speed of 25 mph and a range of up to 30 miles on a charge, GEM battery-electric vehicles are perfect for short-distance transportation and are driven on medical and corporate campuses, universities, military bases, resorts, sports stadiums, gated communities and residential streets.
GEM battery-electric vehicles are available in six models and can be customized with a variety of options and accessories. They are used for running errands, driving to work or school, hauling equipment, or transporting people around work facilities, and with operating costs of only about two cents per mile, have become an eco-friendly and cost-effective transportation alternative.
Ten Years of BEV Collaboration
Global Electric Motorcars was acquired by Chrysler Group LLC in December 2000. Since then, Global Electric Motorcars has grown to be the market leader in the LSV industry and benefits from working with Chrysler Group’s design, engineering, and other resources as well as having access to the Chrysler Group’s Proving Grounds to test vehicles.
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