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Polaris GEM®- The Sustainable Solution.

The Polaris GEM is an environmentally friendly, cost effective, and street legal alternative to gas powered trucks and vans. Own a vehicle that improves your bottom line and our planet.

Environmentally Friendly

GEM vehicles are all-electric, which means zero emissions and a smaller carbon footprint for your application.  Simply plug in to any standard 110V outlet to recharge offering a greener, cleaner way to work.

$0.03 / Mile Cost of Operation

Work more efficiently.  GEM offers similar capabilities to a full-sized truck or van while reducing maintenance and eliminating fuel costs.

Smarter Investment

Save up to $26,500 per vehicle AND 7,000 lbs of carbon over seven years with GEM.*

* Assumes 12,000 miles per year

Lower Cost of Ownership

Compare GEM® e6®* Gas-Powered Van** GEM® eL XD* Gas-Powered Truck**
Vehicle Cost $20,469 $31,446 $15,944 $27,327
Tax/Title/Registration*** $315 $2,459 $315 $2,323
Insurance $1,350 $5,493 $1,350 $5,369
Electricity $536 $0 $536 $0
Fuel $0 $4,381 $0 $2,677
Maintenance**** $0 $883 $0 $947
Total Expenses $22,670 $44,662 $18,145 $38,643
Residual ($8,188) ($14,859) ($6,378) ($12,817)
3 Year Cost to Own $14,482 $29,803 $11,767 $22,955
3 Year Cost of Ownership $/mile $0.77 $1.59 $0.63 $1.22
3 Year Cost of Ownership minus Vehicle Depreciation $/mile $0.12 $0.70 $0.12 $0.60
3 Year Cost of Operation (electricity/fuel + maintenance) $/mile $0.03 $0.28 $.03 $0.19
*Estimated cost of ownership based on a GEM e6 base model vehicle with maintenance free distance batteries, hard doors, trunk, power steering, audio, heat, and defrost over a seven-year period, driving 12,000 miles per year.  Electricity cost based on average energy price of electricity (per kWh) in United States.  Average costs based on independent research.
       
**Estimated cost of ownership based on Standard Size Van (i.e., Ford Transit Connect) used over a seven-year period, driving 12,000 miles per year.  Average cost based on independent research.

***Estimated cost of ownership based on a GEM eL XD base model vehicle with maintenance free distance batteries, hard doors, box sides, power steering, audio, heat, and defrost over a seven-year period, driving 12,000 miles per year.  Electricity cost based on average energy price of electricity (per kWh) in United States.  Average costs based on independent research.

****Estimated cost of ownership based on Standard Size Truck (i.e., Ford F150) used over a seven-year period, driving 12,000 miles per year.  Average cost based on independent research.

*****Sales tax rates vary by state.  Consult local dealer for details.

******Average cost based on manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule.
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''When you think of going more green, I think what GEM did was took the golf cart to the next level. "

- Sheryl, Assistant Director of Transportation and Parking

Working Towards a Sustainable Future

Electric vehicles are both better for the environment and save money on the bottom line. GEM delivers signifcantly lower costs of operation than gas-powered vehicles.

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)

GEM is a member of AASHE, a non-profit organization that drives sustainability initiatives in colleges & universities. 

Leading the Trend

Organziations are starting to see the cost saving benefits of electric vehicles. Read more about how sustainability can impact your business.

Federal Incentives

Federal and state governments offer incentives for using electric vehicles. Find out if you qualify.