CURRENTLY THIS IS ONLY A PRE-ORDER PURCHASE - WE EXPECT SHIPPING OF LIMITED BATTERY KITS AT THE END OF JUNE
GEM PACK™ - Battery replacement kit for GEM cars
Models are e825, e2, e4, e6, xL HD, and probably others.
3 kWh - $1999 (available 6-8 weeks with preorder)
6 kWh - $2999 (available 6-8 weeks with preorder)
9 kWh - $4999 (Availability pending)
GEM PACK™ is the lithium battery that really makes the GEM car come alive at 96 volts!!!
More power, longer life, long range, no maintenance, vastly lighter weight! Super long life.
Super safe lithium LMC chemistry cells are repurposed from Nissan LEAF vehicles to be used in GEM PACK™. While we don’t recommend that you do any of the following, you could probably shoot these cells, or hit them with a hammer, and they won’t combust. No liquid cooling required.
It is designed to be placed both under the seat, or also under the hood of the earlier GEM cars (1999-2005). Yes, you can put two packs in cars that allow a front battery.
They are be available is three basic kWh sizes:
NOTE: the above range are estimates, since your range in miles or kilometers is wholly dependent on how you drive, weight of car, load, as well the size of the battery.
Weight: 145 pounds (66 kg). The original six lead acid batteries that are in your existing GEM car weighs over 450 pounds (205 kg), plus all the cables and brackets. You save about 300 pounds in weight.
Additional items required for installation:
1) Requires a small 12 volt battery onboard the GEM car ($49)
2) Requires a “diode kit” to allow the GEM car to accept the higher voltage ($99)
3) Requires a unique wiring harness supplement for your GEM car (included)
4) Requires that your onboard vehicle charger (OBVC) be exchanged or reprogrammed for 96 volts. If, for whatever reason, you don’t update the OBVC, you just won’t get the full power or range that is possible with GEM PACK™, since it will only charge the batteries to about 84 volts
NOTE: some states restrict GEM cars (and all Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEV)) to 25 mph. We recommend having your controller reprogrammed for faster speeds, or that you use a “magic magnet” or similar method to allow the GEM car to exceed 25 mph, to take advantage of the car’s newfound performance, but only in states where that is legal.