Mar 27, 2006
Electric Motorcars, LLC, (GEM) a DaimlerChrysler company headquartered
in Fargo, North Dakota, will partner with Matra Manufacturing and
Services to market all-electric GEM vehicles in France.
GEM line of vehicles will be a major part of Matra MS’s involvement in
the Light Electric Vehicle market in France. The extensive range
of GEM light electric vehicles will be modified to meet European Union
regulations for light and heavy quadricycles and will be available in
two-passenger, four-passenger, and utility versions.
will operate as the exclusive distributor of GEM vehicles in the French
market. The GEM vehicles will bring an immediate solution to the
European customer looking for alternative transportation for short
distances and to reduce emissions and fuel consumption.
are pleased to announce this new relationship with Mantra,” said Rick
Kasper, President of Global Electric Motorcars. “GEM electric
vehicles have proven themselves with American consumers, and we look
forward to providing the benefits of these clean, fun-to-drive vehicles
to a new group of consumers in France.”
between GEM and Mantra also includes the establishment in Romorantin,
France, of a European Manufacturing and Services platform for GEM
vehicles, to establish the highest quality and service for its European
dealers and customers.
Over 30,000 GEM vehicles have been
produced and distributed across the United States and internationally,
and are in use in settings such as city centers, master planned
communities, rural areas, military bases, local, state and national
parks, industrial developments, airports and college and university
“GEMs provide clean, quiet, efficient and
affordable transportation. As a zero-emission alternative to
petrol and diesel-powered vehicles, they can have a significant impact
on air quality. And best of all, GEMs are fun to drive,” Kasper
Information on GEM electric vehicles is available at www.gemcar.com. Broadcast-quality video of GEM electric vehicles is available at www.media.daimlerchrysler.com (click on Chrysler Group>Business>Digital Archive>Broadcast Video, or at www.newsmarket.com.)