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Neighborhood Electric Vehicles

All-electric GEM vehicles are great for quick drives around the neighborhood, family trips to the beach, and nights on the town.

What is a Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV)?

A Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) can resemble a golf cart. However, it is battery-electric, can travel at a maximum speed of 25 mph (40 km/h), and has a maximum loaded weight of 3,000 lb. (1361 kg.). NEVs can be legally operated on most public roads where the posted speed limit is 35 mph (50 km/h) or less.

Where can an NEV be driven?

Neighborhood vehicles are perfect for quick drives around the community, family trips to the beach, and nights on the town. NEVs can be legally driven on most public roads where the posted speed limit is 35 mph (50 km/h) or less.

What is the difference between an NEV and LSV?

NEV is an approved street-legal classification, that falls under the United States Department classification for low speed vehicles. While NEV is used in some areas, Canada uses the terminology LSV to recognize street-legal carts.

Do NEVs have to be registered?

An NEV (LSV) must be titled, registered, and insured according to local laws and may only be operated by a licensed driver.

Locations with NEV-Friendly Roads

A number of cities have developed paths, lanes and roads for NEVs and LSVs with the goal of reducing vehicle emissions, reducing roadway wear and tear, and reducing reliance on gasoline.

Find Your GEM

GEM e2

This two-seat vehicle offers the smallest footprint and a tight turn radius for limited spaces.

GEM e4

Four forward-facing seats, three-point seat belts and plenty of legroom.

GEM e6

A spacious GEM with seating for six features enhanced suspension for a comfortable and enjoyable ride.