ore than 200 billion motor vehicle trips are made in the United States every day; and according to the Federal Highway Administration, almost half of those journeys span 3 miles or less. Those statistics beg one obvious question: If your routine day trips cover such a short distance, wouldn’t you want to make them more exciting from behind the wheel of a vehicle that’s not only fun to drive but also kind to the environment?
The answer, of course, is yes. Fortunately, any GEM LSV (low-speed vehicle) can transform those coffee runs, trips to the grocery store and jaunts around the neighborhood into exciting and eco-friendly excursions. Suddenly, the simple act of getting to the golf course; driving the kids to school or sporting events; enjoying an evening sunset cruise or a night on the town; running errands; and visiting neighbors is a lot more fun than it used to be.
The daily world is as fast-paced as it’s ever been, but a GEM LSV encourages you to slow down and enjoy the ride. The breeze in your face as you drive makes your journey—even a mundane trip to the store—a little more pleasurable.
If you live in a club community or gated residential neighborhood, you likely already know that golf carts are the way to get around. GEM LSVs take that a step further, as they’re street-legal on 35-mph roads; they offer 43 inches of legroom, meaning all passengers (even those more than six-and-a-half feet tall) can easily climb in and out; they have a sturdy wheelbase and automotive-like suspension for a very smooth ride; optional full doors to keep the elements out; and they’re 100-percent electric, which means these NEVs (neighborhood electric vehicles) quietly dash around without emitting any harmful carbon gasses.
In every GEM LSV, all seats are forward-facing and feature three-point seatbelts. The vehicles’ Occupant Protection System (OPS) is roof-crush certified, helping GEMs to meet and exceed LSV federal safety standards. These vehicles only cost 3 cents per mile to operate, you can charge them on the same outlet you’d use to charge your phone (110v outlet), and the elevated experience compared to a traditional golf cart… well, there’s simply no comparison. To the course and around your community, a GEM is the best kind of complement to a luxury lifestyle lived in and around the game.
What’s more, over 50 customization and configuration options exist—everything from paint color and premium seating to bespoke wheels and customized stereo systems can ensure the interior is both purposeful and premium. Add in a panoramic sky roof and you’ll gain protection from the elements while still enjoying the view. Additionally, ten rear cargo carrier options ensure that the LSV that you order from GEM is both versatile and suits your lifestyle.
For on-the-go charging and extending drive time by as much as 40 percent, GEM also offers thoughtfully designed solar panels that seamlessly integrate to the vehicle. Made with high-efficiency photovoltaic cells, GEM’s solar panels feature ETFE encapsulation, which means they require minimal maintenance and are resistant to natural elements, such as rain and hail. Better still, they are UV stable, optically clear and won’t discolor or crack after extended exposure to the sun. Best of all, these integrated solar panels allow users to extend their vehicles’ battery ranges by as much as 2 miles per hour or 12 miles per day. Compatible with both AGM and Li-ion batteries, GEM solar panels can be used interchangeably with standard 1KW chargers and fast chargers.
To learn more, as well as to build out and price your personalized GEM, visit gemcar.com.