Santa Trades in Reindeer for Zero-Emission GEM Car

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ — In an effort to spread some
much-needed eco-cheer this holiday season, electric auto manufacturer Global
Electric Motorcars (GEM) and The West Valley Boys & Girls Club are coming
together to implement Operation Green Toy ‘Drive,’ including a fun
GEM-decorating experience, an education about environmental awareness, and of
course, lots of presents!

On Tuesday, December 23 at 4 p.m. (PST), Santa Claus will be delivering
toys to children of the Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley. This Christmas,
however, Santa is opting for a zero-emission mode of transport, delivering
presents with a red and white decorated GEM electric vehicle.

Driving the equivalent of 150 miles per gallon, GEM 100% battery-electric
neighborhood electric vehicles may not be as traditional as Santa’s sleigh,
but they are certainly more economical at two cents per mile. GEM electric
vehicles also produce zero tailpipe emissions and leave almost no carbon
footprint (unlike Rudolph!), making these green vehicles an ideal
transportation alternative for Santa and general daily short trip-driving.

It seems the West Valley Boys and Girls Club was short toys for the
holidays. A team effort came to the rescue, with the toys being provided by
the kindness of strangers through a toy drive facilitated by Barnett Ellman.
The red GEM e4 car on loan to Santa is being delivered by Bill Fenton of
Response Vehicle Solutions, a GEM dealer, located in North Hollywood.

“We so appreciate the support of GEM — and organizations like them —
because without that kind of support, many of these children would not get any
holiday presents, says Jan Sobel, President/CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of
the West Valley.”

About Global Electric Motorcars (GEM):

A 11+-year old Chrysler company, GEM has nearly 40,000 neighborhood
electric vehicles on the road worldwide used by local, state and national
government agencies, and on resorts, master planned communities, and
university, medical and corporate campuses, as well as by sports teams, taxi-
shuttle services, and individuals consumers GEM vehicles are eligible for
incentives and tax credits from clean-air districts and other governmental

The six passenger and utility models of GEM vehicles are legal on most
streets posted 35 mph and below and have many of the same safety features of
regular cars, but are much more economical in prices and fuel consumption.

GEM vehicles are eligible for incentives and tax credits from clean-air
districts and other governmental agencies.

GEM is a winner of the prestigious 2007 Blue Sky Merit Award from
WestStart-CALSTART. To date, GEM cars have been driven over 300 million
emission-free miles, and have saved over 15 million gallons of gas. They have
also prevented over 180 tons of ozone-producing pollutants from reaching the

For more information, to price your own GEM car or locate a local dealer,

About The Boys & Girls Club:

The Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley was founded in 1995 to provide
safe, affordable, educational and productive activities for at-risk youth
during non-school hours.

The need for a Boys & Girls Club in the area has never been more apparent
and its focus on offering a place where children can experience a positive
environment of friendship, playtime, and learning has never been greater.
Fifty-four percent of the members of the Club live in homes with an annual
household income under $30,000.



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