Polaris GEM E2

  • $8,999 USD

Overview

Model: GEM E2

Manufacturer: Polaris

Seating Capacity: 2

Top Speed: 25 MPH

Available Colors

Interior Color: Black

Exterior Color: Red

Engine

Power Source: Electric

Horsepower: 6 Horsepower

Fuel Capacity: N/A

Oil Capacity: N/A

Drive System: 2*2

Size and Capacity

Length (Inches): 103

Width (Inches): 55

Height (Inches): 73

Construction

Frame: N/A

Front Body Style: N/A

Back Body Style: N/A

Brakes: N/A

Polaris is known throughout the world for its all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and snowmobiles, but not too long ago, the company bought one of the most innovative manufacturers of golf carts, neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) and low-speed vehicles (LSVs). With GEM as a new subsidiary, Polaris has shown that it is capable of serving both the off-road and on-road markets, and while utility vehicles are part of the GEM lineup, its passenger cars belong to the E-Series, which begins with the GEM E2.

GEM E2 Overview

In 2015, GEM combined its 15 years of experience in designing electric LSVs with guidance from Polaris to update its line of passenger NEVs, which is known as the E-Series. The GEM E2 has the smallest footprint in the line, which also includes the E4, E6 and EL XD. If you are in the market for a reliable two-passenger people mover, you can do no better than to go with the E2. This NEV includes several automotive safety features that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) requires for vehicles to be street legal, such as a safety-glass windshield, lights, turn signals, mirrors and safety belts. The only restriction is that NEVs are limited to roads with speed limits of 35 mph or less. However, the specific laws and regulations vary in each state and city, so you will want to check them in your area. GEM was one of the original manufacturers to popularize NEVs, and the new E2 shows just how important and innovative this company continues to be. In addition to being one of the most environmentally friendly vehicles on the market today, the GEM E2 is durable, affordable and comfortable. Even though it is small, the vehicle has a spacious interior and an ergonomic design that makes it easy to get in and out without any problems. The GEM E2 runs completely on electricity, so you will never have to pay high fuel prices or pollute the atmosphere with toxic emissions. It can be used either indoors or outdoors around the neighborhood or at work. It is perfect for several commercial applications, including security and transportation inside large buildings, such as warehouses.

Polaris GEM E2 Specifications

The Polaris GEM E2 has a dry weight of 1,515 pounds, a gross weight of 2,000 pounds and a maximum payload capacity of 800 pounds, which is very high for a vehicle of its size. It is 55.5 inches in width, 103 inches in length and 73 inches in height, and the cab offers 70 cubic feet of space, enough for two people up to 6-feet, 8-inches tall. The E2 has large, 13-inch tires with a wheelbase of 69 inches, a ground clearance of 8 inches and a turning radius of only 150 inches, making it both stable and maneuverable even when moving at its top speed of 25 mph. The AC induction motor in the E2 has 5 kilowatts of power, which translates into 6.7 horsepower at continuous operation. The vehicle is stopped via a pedal brake that activates the disk brakes in the front and the hydraulic-drum brakes in the rear. Bumps are smoothed over by the MacPherson strut front suspension and the dual-A-arm IRS suspension in the rear.

Highly Customizable Features

Although the GEM E2 comes with an assortment of standard features, it is also one of the most customizable NEVs on the market today. Standard features include halogen headlights with high and low beams, LED brake lights, automotive safety glass with a windshield wiper and non-slip flooring. It also sports regenerative braking to preserve the charge in the batteries. A few of the many options available for GEM E2 are as follows:

  • Doors – Hard quarter doors, half doors or full doors
  • Bumpers – Chrome or rugged with or without receiver hitch
  • Aluminum, 14-inch wheels
  • Steering – Tilt and power
  • 6.5 kilowatt motor
  • Dash – Stereo and heater
  • Floor mats – Carpet and rubber

One of the most unique and powerful options for the GEM E2 is a choice of different batteries for various needs, desires and situations. For maximum value, flooded electrolyte batteries will give you a range of 20 to 25 miles, or you can upgrade to standard maintenance-free batteries for a range of 22 to 30 miles. Next in line are the distance maintenance-free batteries, which are great for hilly terrain and have an improved range of 38 to 59 miles. If you want the top of the line, however, GEM offers two types of lightweight, lithium-ion batteries for maximum range. The 8.9-KWH lithium batteries provide a range of 53 to 69 miles while the 12.4-KWH version gives you a maximum range of 97 miles on a single charge.