The Auto Channel
The Largest Independent Automotive Research Resource
Official Website of the New Car Buyer

GEM green vehicles vital to niche markets -- check us out at LA Auto Show

PHOTO (select to view enlarged photo)

GEM is celebrating 10 years of manufacturing neighborhood electric vehicles this year. With all the green focus at LA Auto Show, GEM's long time position as a green transportation option is more relevant than ever!

GEM's established technology, reliability and unique good looks have led to steady growth and avid customers -- over 35,000 GEMs have been manufactured and distributed to date, 14,000 in California alone. As automakers, including GEM's parent company, Chrysler, are increasingly focused on electric cars, GEM continues to fulfill a vital niche.

GEM will be sharing a booth with Chrysler at the LA Auto Show beginning November 14.

GEM Facts & Figures

Affordable: Low cost - low maintenance

*Inexpensive - Six models that range from $6,795 to $12,495 

*72-volt battery system powers a range of 30 to 40 miles on a charge 

*GEMs can be recharged in any standard 110-volt outlet 

Fuel consumption: Pennies per day

*In the U.S., the average car trip is between four and six miles on low speed roads. 

*The all-electric GEM vehicles cost only pennies a mile to operate and receive a 
 range from 30 to 40 miles on a charge

Reliable: Excellent performance – over 200 million miles driven

*2007 Blue Sky Merit Award from WestStart-CALSTART for improving air quality in 
 California and worldwide 

*Nearly 10 million gallons of gasoline saved 

*Over 150 tons of tailpipe pollutants spared from reaching the air

Models: Six models - Street legal in 40 states - 35 mph or less*

*Passenger and cargo models - including the new eL XD utility vehicle -- 
 hold up to six passengers 

*Assembled in the U.S.A. 

*Greener fleet options for city parks, police departments, sports teams, 
 master planned communities and university campuses

Find more information or build a GEM vehicle online at