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Updated: Nov 15, 2021

Street Legal GEMs are now available in Wilmington, NC..

In recent years, golf carts have become a popular means of personal transportation in the Cape Fear region, getting us to the beach, cruising the neighborhood, running errands and adding to the enjoyment of a night on the town. And for good reason – the open-air design goes hand-in-hand with coastal living. But the vehicles you’ve spotted on the streets of Wilmington don’t have to be the same ones that used to get you to the 18th hole. In fact, they’ve evolved so much so, that the latest generation of these vehicles are classified as street-legal low-speed vehicles and offer more safety and customization features than ever before.

The ability to customize personal transportation vehicles like these is a growing trend, and driving demand – pun intended! Consider the Polaris GEM for example. The latest all-electric GEM will be hitting the streets this summer with more than 10,000 configurations so you can create a more personalized cart. These new options, paired with GEM’s already sustainable, safe and stylish design will ensure you stand out in style. Wilmington Powersports has its first GEM vehicles in the showroom now. You can also design and order yours online at

New GEM Options:

  • Panoramic Sky Roof Adds Open Feel – All-new, transparent Panoramic Sky Roof spans the entire length of the GEM in each model configuration – two, four and six-seat. The translucent smoked gray roof panel helps filter sunlight while maintaining a clear, expansive and unique view up.

  • Bold Paint Colors Bring Personality – In addition to white and black exterior colors, GEMs can now be ordered in either a gloss or matte finish in Sunset Red, Navy Blue, Titanium Metallic Gray, Bronson Rock and Orange Rust as well as Radiant Green in a gloss finish for 11 new color options.

  • Premium Upholstery Gives Ultimate Comfort – Individual bucket seats with high backs are ergonomic for ultimate comfort over bench seats. A new seat pattern is highlighted by three high-end vegan leather fabric color options: Beechwood, Avalanche Gray and Black or Beachwood and Black color combinations.

  • Integrated Rockford Fosgate® Audio Provides the Soundtrack for Fun – Superior sound quality is provided by the newly designed Rockford Fosgate® audio system. These speakers are controlled by an in-dash tuner that is Bluetooth® and audio-in compatible to broadcast audio from another device, like a cell phone, or use the built-in AM/FM tuner for the radio.

  • Sport Tires and Rims Offer Superior Style – Larger, 16-inch wheels are available with new, black-painted rims with bright machined accents and the new sport tire has an aggressive tread pattern for added style.

  • Interior Low-Glow Feature Lighting Adds Ambiance – Interior LED lighting can switch between blue and white with the flip of a switch for ambient or task lighting within the GEM.

Street-Legal + Safe Design

Because you carry more than golf clubs, GEM has safety features like forward-facing bucket seats, three-point seatbelts, signal and headlights, automotive-grade windshield, side and rearview mirror, back-up camera and front and rear hydraulic brakes. Polaris GEM electric vehicles are allowed on any road posted 35 mph or less and are charged by standard outlets. Open air or with doors and windows, the vehicles offer a uniquely fun ride for drivers and passengers alike without sacrificing their street-legal designation.

Find Your Ride

Visit to build your GEM or visit Wilmington Powersports to learn more about the latest GEM vehicles and accessories and schedule a test drive.

Wilmington Powersports

6845 Market Street

Wilmington, NC 28405



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