Ocean City, Maryland Considers Electric Cars

In Maryland, GEMs are legal on streets with a posted speed limit of 30 mph or less. But, town officials have the right to eliminate any problematic areas, regardless of posted speed limit.

Published: 15-Jul-2006

With bicycles, scooters, surreys, banana bikes, mopeds and Segways offering alternative transportation at the beach, will street legal electric vehicles, similar to a golf cart in size, be the latest fad or the wave of the future?

During the Ocean City Mayor and Council meeting on Tuesday afternoon, CleanCities.com President and Founder Luis D. MacDonald unveiled a vehicle that has taken beach communities around the country by storm recently. MacDonald’s company is spreading the word about GEMs – Global Electric Motorcars – made by Daimler Chrysler and he wants the resort area to jump onboard.

"We are the first GEM dealership in the State of Maryland," said MacDonald. "The vehicle has really been embraced by many communities."

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