The GEM e2, e4, e6, eL XD and eM 1400 LSV are classified as Low Speed Vehicles. They are street legal, with a maximum speed of 25 mph (40 km/h), and allowed in most states to operate on streets with posted speed limits of 35 mph or less. A GEM is not intended to be driven at speeds exceeding 25 mph. All vehicles must meet all U.S. federal safety standards for Low Speed Vehicles and be equipped with automotive safety windshield glass, three-point safety belts, turn signals, headlamps and brake lights, horn, mirrors, windshield wipers and on-road tires.
It should be noted, though, that state and local rules may vary. So check with your local law enforcement — both city and state officials — for variations in your area.
Operate your vehicle only on public or private roads on which speed limits are appropriate for Low Speed Vehicles. Be familiar with motor vehicle laws in your area of operation. Do not operate this vehicle in situations in which it could become an obstacle or an annoyance for faster-moving traffic.
The GEM eM 1400 is a utility vehicle and not to be operated on public roads. It does not meet National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regulations for operation on public streets, roads and highways.
To learn more about GEM and other electric vehicles, listen to the It's Electric: Understanding RANGER EV, GEM and Other Polaris Electric Vehicles episode of the Polaris Podcast.