POLARIS INTRODUCES THE ALL-NEW GEM®
New electric vehicles are engineered for comfort, built with more safety features and offer Smart Power options
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (October 26, 2015) – Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), a recognized leader in the powersports industry, is proudly introducing the all-new Polaris GEM® . The new GEM 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. It 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. Read more...
Shipping in December
GEM says it’s the first in the industry to offer a warranty-backed lithium ion battery. The lithium battery can triple single-charge range, and boost battery cycles by two to three times: “In the entire life of your GEM, you may never need another battery.”
Polaris is offering optional 8.9- and 12.4-kilowatt-hour battery packs. Also new for 2016: an optional J1772 charge port and optional Level 2 charging that’s six times faster than standard – 23 miles of range per hour of charging.
The 2016 GEMs are to begin shipping this December. Polaris acquired GEM – the former Global Electric Motorcars – from Chrysler in July 2011.
The laregest lithium battery in the smallest GEM equates to single-charge range of about 100 miles. Click here for details.