Lucrative Purchase Incentive for AFVI Attendees

Global Electric Motorcars announces a special offer to registrants of AFVI's 2008 conference on their next purchase of selected GEM neighborhood electric vehicles.

Las Vegas, NV - Global Electric Motorcars announces a special offer to registrants of AFVI's 2008 conference on their next purchase of selected GEM neighborhood electric vehicles. This offer can only be obtained at the GEM booth (#205B). The AFVI 2008 conference is being held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel in Las Vegas, NV from May 11 through 14th.

"This is our way of giving a special thank you to AFVI and the people who are working so hard to save money, gas and our environment by integrating electric vehicles into their fleets," says Rick Kasper, President and COO of Global Electric Motorcars, a Chrysler company (

GEM is part of "the product rollout session (that) is always the most popular" according to the AFVI. Entitled "If You Build it, They Will Come: Product Rollout for Light-, Medium- and Heavy-Duty Markets," GEM's Director of Sales and Marketing Jay Wik will talk about how GEM and Chrysler vehicles can help facilities managers "green up" their fleets, obtaining the commensurate fuel and environmental benefits, as well as save money on low maintenance. He will also announce the particulars of the special offer. This session will be held on Sunday, May 11th at 1pm in the Tropical E/F/G/H room.

GEM CEO Larry Oswald and Rick Kasper are speaking about Global Electric Motorcars and the benefits their vehicles provide for fleet markets, including municipalities, college campuses, resorts, and corporate campuses on Monday, May 12th at 3pm in the Exhibit Hall.

Kasper is also a panelist for "All Charged Up: Electric Vehicle Product Rollouts," which highlights the cost savings, fuel economy, environmental benefits and credits/incentives for fleet operators to purchase electric vehicles. It will be held on Tuesday, May 13th at 10:30am in the Miranda 6/8 room.

About Global Electric Motorcars (GEM):
A 10-year old Chrysler company, GEM has manufactured and distributed over 36,000 neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) worldwide that are being used by local, state and national government agencies, and on resorts, master planned communities, and university, medical and corporate campuses.

GEM vehicles 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, with lifecycle costs about one-third that of a gas-powered vehicle. Global Electric Motorcars was the first to offer multipurpose NEVs for sale from a major automaker. Today, the company produces six battery-electric vehicle models ranging from two-seaters to six-seaters plus three utility models.

GEM was recognized by WestStart-CALSTART with the prestigious 2007 Blue Sky Merit Award for its positive impact on air quality in the state of California, where nearly 14,000 GEM vehicles are on the road.

GEM vehicles have driven over a combined 200 million miles and have spared over 150 tons of ozone forming tailpipe pollutants from reaching the air, while saving over 10 million gallons of gasoline (and counting….).

GEM vehicles are eligible for incentives and tax credits from clean-air districts and other governmental agencies. For example, California residents can obtain a rebate from California Air Resources Board for GEM purchases.

For more information, to build your own GEM, locate a dealer, or find out about the CARB incentive program for GEM purchases, visit

About AFVI:

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVI) is the education provider and information link between the alternative fuels and vehicles industry and public/private fleets and other proponents of alternative fuels. AFVI is fuel and technology neutral.

AFVI's primary focus is to help improve our country's transportation energy supply by facilitating market integration of new transportation fuels and technologies while minimizing environmental impacts.
Alternative fuels and advanced transportation technologies will be featured in the largest industry event of its kind in the world. The 14th annual conference brings together public and private fleets and other government and industry stakeholders who share the mission of advancing the use of alternative fuels and advanced technologies in the marketplace.
This is the premier international conference representing all alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles where internationally renowned experts, including ride-n-drives and an extensive exhibit hall. For more information visit

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