2017: Electric Vehicle Center of Excellence
To take advantage of synnergies with the newly acquired Taylor Dunn, a leading provider of electric vehicles in the industial market, GEM moves its production from Milford, IA to Anaheim, CA.
2015: All-New Polaris® GEM®
The Smarter Way to Move®
True to GEM's all-electric LSV heritage, the all-new GEM was Polaris-engineered for a premium ride. It features a more spacious interior with the same compact footprint, and an updated, distinctive design.
2011: Finds a New Home
A New Member in the Polaris Family
GEM was acquired by Polaris Industries - marking a pivotal point in its history.
Polaris would use GEM as one of the centerpieces of its Work & Transportation division combining Polaris' strength in product innovation with the market leading electrica LSV brand. GEM production was moved to Milford, IA.
2000-2006: A Time of Growth
GEM reached major milestones from 2000 - 2006. During this time period, new models were being at a rapid pace. Some of these models include the e4, eL XD and the e6 - all of which are still sold today. A 2005 redesign included front disc brakes and digital driver information display.
In 2006, GEM vehicles were used for transportation at the G8 Summit in St. Petersburg Russia.
2000: GEM Enters the Big Show
After only two years in the market, GEM is acquired by Daimler Chrysler. With its vast dealer network and production scale, GEM became the LSV market leader producing more than 45,000 cars.
1998: The Beginning of GEM
Engineered for both street and turf use, the original GEM vision was to fill a space in the market between a golf cart and a full-size autonomobile. GEM would benefit from the new NHTSA motor vehicle class designation of low-speed vehicles (LSV) which allowed GEMs to be driven on roads with up to 35 mph posted speed limits. Produced in Fargo, ND, C11GEM was the first US manufactured NEV (Neighborhood Electric Vehicle).