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    Report: Pennsylvania may make neighborhood-electric vehicles street legal

    Pennsylvania, one of the last states holding out against legalizing neighborhood-electric vehicles (NEVs) – such as those from Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), pictured – for street use, may change its laws to allow NEVs on some streets with speed limits as high as 35 miles per hour, ...

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    Report: Polaris may sell electric vehicles in India

    Polaris, the all-terrain vehicle maker that acquired neighborhood electric vehicle maker Global Electric Motorcars (GEM) from Chrysler last year, may start selling electric vehicles in India as a way to benefit from the growing vehicle market in that country, automotive news website ...

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    Polaris to close GEM factory in Fargo, will shift production to Minnesota, Iowa

    In late April, Polaris Industries announced that it would soon acquire full ownership rights to low-speed electric vehicle manufacturer Global Electric Motorcars (GEM) from Chrysler. Now comes word that Polaris will shut down GEM's existing factory in Fargo, ND and shift all production of the ...

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    More GEMs on the horizon: Chrysler offers new 2011 low-speed electric vehicle options

    The last time we heard about GEM, the news wasn't good. In fact, the electric vehicle announcements from Chrysler haven't been all that positive for a while now, but that doesn't mean it will always be so. In fact, Chrysler announced today that the its wholly-owned subsidiary Global Electric ...

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    IIHS condemns use of mini trucks and low-speed vehicles on public roads

    If you live in the U.S. sunbelt or in an upscale gated community, you've probably seen quite a few of those hopped-up electric golf carts trolling around your neighborhood. These low-speed vehicles are great for zipping to the mailbox or heading over to the clubhouse, and the vehicles are ...

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    AVFI 2010: Ford, GEM win Industry Excellence Awards

    Peapod – Click above for high-res image gallery
    What does one do with the "There's a Ford In Your Future Award" except give it to Ford Motor Company? Nothing, that's what, but it's an example of how the organizers of the AFVI Expo in Las Vegas had a bit of fun with the AFVI's Industry ...

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    Chrysler pushing to dramatically cut GEM dealer network

    GEM Peapod - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Chrysler has made a big deal in the past about its long history selling GEM electric cars, and there are tens of thousands of them on the roads today. Of course, the EVs that Chrysler has been selling since 2000 (when DaimlerChrysler purchased ...

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    Peapod now out on its own. Will it find love?

    Click above for a high res gallery of the Peapod
    Remember back in September when we told you that Chrysler's GEM division was going to change up its name (but keep the acronym) and be called GreenEcoMobility as it moved forward with the addition of the Peapod to its lineup. Well, scratch all ...

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    GEM electric cars will serving as shuttles during tonight's Green Inaugural Ball

    Click above for high-res image gallery of the Fireball GEM
    The most common electric cars in America, GEM NEVs, will serve as shuttle vehicles for VIPs during tonight's "Green Inaugural Ball." The ball is part of this weekend's celebrations of Barack Obama's upcoming swearing in as the 44th ...

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    All new cars in California now carry smog, global warming scores

    Since the beginning of the year, all 2009 model year vehicles (and anything newer, once they're available) sold in California will be sporting a new sticker. No, not the kind that makes your car worth $4,000 more but the kind that describes the vehicle's global warming and smog scores. Just look ...

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    Where's the sled? Pics of Santa's GEM electric car

    Click above for a gallery of Santa and his GEM
    Twas the night or two before Christmas, and Santa was most certainly not at the North Pole. Instead, he was at the Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley in Los Angeles giving out toys and promoting a greener Christmas. He was cruising around in a ...

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    Santa drives a GEM

    Photo by krisdecurtis. Licensed under Creative Commons license 2.0.
    While NORAD tracks Santa across the sky tonight, they missed his appearance at the Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley in Los Angeles last night. Santa was on hand with a GEM electric vehicle and passed out toys, gave ...

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    And this is how Chrysler thinks it will beat the Volt

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Dodge EV
    While telling the feds that it needs seven billion dollars - pronto! - just to keep the lights on, representatives for Chrysler are also saying that their plans for affordable electric cars, minivans and off-roaders are already in place and will ...

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    LA 2008: A GEM with a fireball and official custom line

    Click above for high-res image gallery of the Fireball GEM
    So, there's an LA-based custom car service called Fireballed that provides all sorts of vehicles to those who want to experience the "Automotive Hollywood Lifestyle." Designer "Fireball" Tim Lawrence makes some crazy vehicles - see these ...

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    GEM changes name to GreenEcoMobility, plans new vehicles

    We've taken a pretty in-depth look at Chrysler's three most visible electric or range-extended concepts already, leaving just the neighborhood electric vehicle from its GEM division to peer into. First, those three letters now stand for GreenEcoMobility, much more interesting than Global Electric ...

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    Tata and Chrysler's GEM plan electric delivery vehicle

    Way back in January, rumors began swirling regarding a potential tie-up between Chrysler's GEM and India's Tata Motors. The rumored love-child was an electric version of the delivery truck known in India as the Tata Ace. Now, we have a potential price for the unit, and it sounds almost too good to ...

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    Chrysler must be happy to keep holding onto GEM

    GEM vehicles certainly aren't flashy. They don't go more than 25 mph, they look kind of goofy, and they're stuffed with old-fashioned lead acid batteries. In fact, GEM vehicles embody the "golf cart aesthetic" more than any other NEVs that regularly make an appearance on our little blog here. ...

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    Better act fast to get California rebate on a Vectrix

    If you live in California and have a hankerin' for some quality electric maxi-scooter action, it's time to grab your checkbook and head for your nearest Vectrix dealership. The California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE) has been busy dishing out rebates for a select few rides and there is only ...

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    Davis, CA selling half of its NEV fleet, citing budget issues

    The City of Davis, California is unloading about half its fleet of Neighborhood Electric Vehicles. The university town has 27 GEMs which have proven "popular as transport for City Council members, parade entrants, visiting delegate movers and symbols of environmental awareness," according to a ...

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    Engadget posts picture of GEM electric truck on fire

    Our Engadget buddies have posted a picture of a GEM electric truck on fire. There is really no explanation with the article except "GEM neighborhood electric vehicle (NEV) burning peacefully on the UC Riverside campus, January 15th, 2008." The post is titled "And you thought that laptop fire ...


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