In keeping with the "It's Revolutionary!" theme, the "revolutionary" Global Electric Motorcars will be an official sponsor of the 2007 Life@50+' national expo being held in Boston, Massachusetts, September 6-8, 2007. Sporty GEM vehicles will be provided as "shuttles" for event attendees.
September 4, 2007
GLOBAL ELECTRIC MOTORCARS IS AN "OFFICIAL SPONSOR" OF AARP'S LIFE@50+' NATIONAL EXPO
Fargo, N.D. - In keeping with the "It's Revolutionary!" theme, the "revolutionary" Global Electric Motorcars will be an official sponsor of the 2007 Life@50+' national expo being held in Boston, Massachusetts, September 6-8, 2007. Sporty GEM vehicles will be provided as "shuttles" for event attendees.
"We are delighted to have Global Electric Motorcars transporting our attendees at the expo," says Ernest "Chico" Rosemond, director of Sponsorships and Exhibits, AARP Services. "GEMs will be a comfortable, easy, quiet, and environmentally-friendly way for our members and guests to see as many of our exhibits as they wish."
GEM was recently recognized by WestStart-CALSTART with the prestigious 2007 Blue Sky Award for its positive impact in the state of California; there are nearly 14,000 GEM neighborhood electric vehicles in use in California. Global Electric Motorcars is particularly honored to receive this award as it launches its tenth anniversary celebration.
"GEM supports the values in AARP's livable communities initiatives and is especially proud to be helping AARP make their Life@50+' attendees as comfortable as possible," says Russ Kiefer, director of sales and marketing for GEM. "As GEM becomes the only zero-emission, low speed vehicle to reach the ten-year milestone, we're looking toward the future and ensuring continued success with practical GEM models that improve the quality of life - both for the environment and the wallet."
The city of Boston already has a number of GEMs used regularly by various departments in campus settings, and local businesses have GEM fleets they use on their grounds. Mayor Menino is a signatory to the U.S. Mayor's Climate Protection Agreement to meet the Kyoto Protocol, the agreement to the standard of cutting greenhouse emissions by seven percent below 1990 levels by 2012.
Neighborhood electric vehicles are street-legal in 40 states and GEM has been an industry leader in advocating for their legalization. In late September, the Massachusetts Legislature is scheduled to have a public hearing on a measure to allow NEVs to be street-legal in that state.
The street-legal, safety-equipped NEVs provided by GEM will be the primary form of transportation for event attendees who may not be able to walk the enormous expo area. The GEM "shuttles" will run along multiple routes on the event floor.
There will also be a GEM display booth where attendees can stop by and learn more about the low maintenance, economical, safe and fun GEMs.
About Global Electric Motorcars:
A Chrysler company, Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), has nearly 35,000 neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) on the road nationwide being used by individuals, master planned communities, university and corporate campuses, and local, state and national government agencies, among others.
Global Electric Motorcars is a 10-year-old manufacturer of NEVs that are street-legal and have many of the same safety features of regular cars (such as three-point seat belts, automotive safety glass, and lights) - but are much more economical in price and fuel consumption. Global Electric Motorcars was the first to offer a multipurpose NEV for sale from a major automaker. Today, the company produces six fully electric vehicle models ranging from two-seaters to six-seaters to utility models.
GEM vehicles have driven a combined 150 million miles and spared more than 100 tons of pollutants from reaching the air, while saving 7.5 million gallons of gasoline. GEM vehicles are eligible for incentives and tax credits from clean-air districts and other governmental agencies. For more information, to build your own GEM, or to locate a dealer, visit www.gemcar.com.