Frequently Asked Questions
GEM (Global Electric Motorcars) began in 1998 and is the leader in the low-speed vehicle (LSV) market. Waev Inc. owns the GEM brand and designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high-quality electric vehicles. GEM is a multipurpose, 100% all-electric passenger and utility vehicle manufactured in Anaheim, CA. GEM is the leading brand in the LSV (Low-Speed Vehicle) market, and it is street legal in 49 states.
The GEM line of electric vehicles has been designed and manufactured since 1998. Owned by Waev Inc. and produced in Anaheim, CA, GEM is the market leader in the low-speed vehicle (LSV) industry. More than 45,000 GEM vehicles have sold worldwide. GEM vehicles have driven more than 450 million miles (772 million kilometers) and, as a result, have saved almost 20 million gallons (75 million liters) of gasoline. Our goal is to continue to design innovative, environmentally-friendly vehicles that provide a safe, comfortable, and fun ride.
LSV stands for “Low-Speed Vehicle”. An LSV is a federal classification of vehicles with a maximum speed of 25 mph (40 km/h), and street-legal on most roads posted 35 mph (50 km/h or less). Additional requirements and information can be found here.
To comply with the U.S. federal safety Low-Speed Vehicle standards, GEM vehicles achieve a top speed of 25 mph.
Many things can affect the driving range of a GEM, including ambient temperature, terrain, driving conditions, payload, driving habits, battery age and tire pressure. It is hard to say exactly what your range will be, but GEM vehicles are capable of getting up to 98 miles (157 km) on a charge. See the battery range diagram for more information.
GEM vehicles are street-legal on most roads with a posted speed limit of 35 mph (50 km/h) or less. It is an ideal vehicle for personal transportation around your neighborhood or community. Whether you’re looking to take a family trip to the beach or enjoy a night in the town, GEM will get you there safely and comfortably.
We have a dedicated sales team and network of authorized GEM dealer partners ready to assist you with building and purchasing a vehicle. Our team can help ensure you order the right vehicle for you application by recommending battery options and configurations specifically suited to your needs. Find A Dealer near you.