At the selection of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Russian government has purchased 30 four-passenger (e4) GEM electric vehicles for use during the G8 Summit. Each e4 is decorated with a participating country’s national flag (
“GEM electric vehicles will offer the participating leaders with an environmentally-friendly transportation option while attending the G8
“With zero emissions, GEMs provide clean, quiet, efficient and affordable transportation. As an alternative to conventional vehicles, they can have a significant impact on air quality,” adds Kasper.
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More than 30,000 are in use across the United Sates and internationally. GEM electric vehicles have a top speed of 25 mph and meet all federal safety standards for Low Speed Vehicles.