After recently posting the Cenntro Motors Kombi (electric worker truck) story, a few suggestions came out of the woodwork referring to the Polaris GEM eL XD. The Polaris GEM eL XD serves in the same bracket as the Cenntro Kombi, it’s about the same size and both vehicles can be made street-legal (in some areas). Click (here) to see the Cenntro Kombi post. It has a 72-Volt battery system with an on-board charger, a 7-horsepower motor and a payload capacity of 1,450 lbs.
The Polaris GEM eL XD starts at $11,999 MSRP.
Here are the basic specifications for the Polaris GEM eL XD:
- Curb Weight – 1,550 lb
- GVW3,000 lb
- Payload Capacity – 1,450 lb
- Length – 144″
- Height – 70″
- Width – 55″
- Wheelbase – 114″
- Cubic Feet of Cab – 47 ft³
- Turning Radius – 17 ft
- Tires – 12-inch
- Range – Up to 40 miles
- Top Speed – 25 mph
- Ground Clearance – 8″
- Long bed utility
- 72-Volt Battery System With On board Charger
- 2 Year Vehicle Protection Plan
- Aluminum Frame For Lightweight Strength
- Advanced Suspension With 4-Wheel Braking
- 70″ x 48″ Flatbed
Some of the Polaris GEM eL XD’s optional equipment:
- Hard Doors
- Dual Tool Chest
- 14″ Polished Aluminum Wheels
- Front Rugged Bumper
- Power Package
The Polaris GEM eL XD is one of many electric vehicles built by GEM. Yes, some are (basically) golf-carts while others can be six-passenger people movers. Still, if you were willing to look at the Cenntro Motors Kombi, the Polaris GEM eL XD would make a viable option.
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