If you've seen them without, don't be alarmed: The GEM electric cars do come with doors...
...but they're not standard equipment; )
The GEM's roots are showing, I'm afraid, but don't worry - they've come a long way off the golf course.
(Doesn't mean you can't get a scorecard keeper as an optional feature, though...)
One more thing I'll mention before we get to the features: GEM stands for Global Electric Motors, they have teamed up with Polaris to produce these now, and this is a neighborhood electric car.
- Safety Equipment: Just like a regular car...it's got headlights (halogen, even!), brake lights, turn signals, horn, and automotive safety glass in the windows. Three-point safety belt (yee-HAW!!) comes standard, too.; )
- Speed: 25mph is the top speed. There's a high speed and low speed setting.
- Warranty: Comes with a 12 month limited warranty. You can buy another 12-24 month extended warranty, including roadside assistance and towing, if you choose. Not that it's likely you'll break down with an electric car, but if you do, and you live within their service area, GEM has VANS loaded with technicians and tools that come right to you!
- Custom Ordering: You can order these bad boys right off the website. Model? click. Add doors, click. Add Alpine stereo system and heated seats, click. It tallies up the total as you go.
- Price: Loosely, between $7,000-$12,000 base price, depending on the model.
- Operating Costs:Always depends on how much electricity costs per kilowatt hour in your neighborhood, but we're talking about pennies per mile, not dimes. This company is an Energy Star Partner, which tells you they worked at energy efficiency.
Visit the Global Electric Motors website for more information.
...and finally, one more video to show you how GEM owners can beef up their motors to run at the higher speeds that are legal in more and more states these days.