From: Paul Geary, ENN
Published July 21, 2005 12:00 AM

EarthNews Radio: GEM Car

Many people own more than one car, and often a family's second car is used just for short around-town trips. That car is a perfect candidate to be an electric car, like one that is already produced today.


Jerry Kay spoke to transportation specialist Charlie Feld of Global Electric Motorcars:



Listen to EarthNews Radio: GEM car



Feld says that you'd be surprised at how short the distances your daily trips are. The GEM car costs about 35 cents per days to recharge, with a range of about 35 miles. Most people drive about 30 to 35 miles daily. GEM cars are street legal in all 50 states for use on roads with speeds of 35 mph or under.


The GEM car is a futuristic vehicle that is built just like a car by DaimlerChrysler. The suspension is just like a car; the GEM car has hydraulic front disc brakes, front-wheel drive, and is powered a 72-volt motor.


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To learn more about it, visit the GEM car website.


And be sure to check back to ENN's EarthNews Radio section often to hear Jerry Kay's latest interviews of compelling scientists, environmentalists, and cutting-edge businesspeople.


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