New eM1400 LSV Has 1,250-Pound Payload Capability
Polaris Industries is promoting an expanded line-up of battery electric GEM low speed vehicles (aka NEVs, for neighborhood electric vehicles) for 2015. New for next year is the street-legal GEM eM 1400 LSV, which has a payload or towing capability of 1,250 pounds.
The new vehicle has a 7-horsepower AC motor and single-charge range of approximately 45 miles. It “is rugged, hard-working and legal to drive on public streets posted up to 35 mph,” the manufacturer says.
The GEM line, acquired from Chrysler, “was the fastest growing business at Polaris in 2013 with 50% retail growth and is seeing continued growth in the first half of 2014,” the company says.
20 Million Gallons of Gasoline Saved
“The entire Polaris GEM line-up for 2015 enhances our commercial and consumer offering and will build on our momentum,” GEM general manager Tim Blinkhorn said in a release.
More than 50,000 GEM vehicle were built in the past 16 years, Polaris says.
“GEM cars have been driven more than 450 million miles and, as a result, have saved almost 20 million gallons of gasoline,” states the company website.
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