Electric cars are not exactly new anymore, but there are still quite a few myths surrounding them that, if debunked, might make them more appealing to the masses – especially to colleges, universities, golf course, and resorts where the more efficient modes of safe transportation the GEM electric car can provide would be beneficial.
My GEM Can’t Be Driven Around Town
That’s not true. If you’re staying local and on public roads that have speed limits at 35mph or below, your GEM car is actually street legal. GEM cars are safe, with traditional 3-point seatbelts, 4-wheel brakes, and standard brake lights. The 12” tires are street-rated and you can actually add enclosures to close the cab for use in bad weather.
There’s No Environmental Benefit
Not true, either. There are tons of reports out there talking about how electricity is coal powered and therefore we are simply switching forms of pollution. While that is true, at the same time the global warming emissions are far, far less with an electric car because they are more efficient and do not generate tailpipe pollution.
GEM cars are low-speed vehicles and have saved, on average, a total of 20 million gallons of gas. That’s a huge environmental impact.
Household Utilities will Increase
Yes, your household electric bill will likely see an increase as you are charging your vehicle each night. On the other hand, your fuel bills for gas at the pump will be gone. The average GEM car owner sees a 64% decrease in the cost of vehicle ownership. Your car can be plugged into any standard 110-volt outlet and will charge between 6 and 8 hours. You can go up to 45 miles on a single charge, making this car great for your local community and work needs – especially if you are on a budget.
So there you have it –3 myths to avoid electric vehicles debunked. GEM cars can be used for general commuting, for municipal maintenance, for security patrols, on college campuses and resort properties, for doing yard work, and even in the landscaping and construction business. They’re compact, save, environmentally friendly, and versatile. What more could you ask for?