PATSY THE PASTYMOBILE. BIG food, small footprint “GEM Car” all electric vehicles are made in Iowa by Polaris. They are classified as low-speed vehicles (LSV) and are legal in Illinois on public roads posted 35MPH or less. With a top speed of 26MPH, GEM cars have a range of up to 30 miles on a full charge. Our 2010 GEM eLXD features: Heavy-duty DC motor with continuous 7 HP rating and 21 HP peak during acceleration and hill climbing. Front-wheel drive with speed reducer and integral differential. Solid-state custom motor controller with under and over voltage detector, regenerative braking and motor thermal protection. Nine 8-volt maintenance-free gel batteries are standard on the GEM. On-board 72-volt DC charger that plugs into a standard 110-volt AC 15-amp outlet.