by Tim Joseph - May 19, 2008One of the fastest growing segments in the auto industry today is the NEV or the Neighborhood Electric Vehicle. This term refers to electric vehicles which travel up to 25 mph and have a range of about 30 miles on a single charge.
At first glance the GEM may look like a fancy golf cart but once you start to dig deeper into the world of the GEM car you find that it has much more to offer. The GEM can be configured many different ways. They seat from 2 to 6 people, can be used for a wide variety of functions and require no gas or oil to operate. Most people would use their GEM for getting around the neighborhood, maybe to go to the corner store. GEM also gives you an option for a pickup truck style bed, police and security light bars, radios and much more. Whatever you may need your GEM for, this vehicle has an available option for it.
GEM cars travel up to 25 miles per hour, have a range of up to 40 miles, charge from a standard household plug and cost very little to charge. They are also street legal in nearly all 50 states (including the state I live in, Michigan) on roads with speed limits of 35 mph and under. This makes it the ideal vehicle for driving around town. One more thing about the GEM is how great it is on the golf course. If you live on a golf course, this vehicle is perfect for you.