Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Mayor Bowers poses on a GEM electric get-around

Mayor Bowers poses on the GEM round-about

Just before Monday’s 2:00 p.m. council meeting in front of the Municipal Building Dominion Dodge was demonstrating two electric vehicles that could be used by the parking police said Lt. Hartman of the Roanoke City Police Department.

Mayor David Bowers in passing caught me taking pictures and well you know our Mayor’s camera shyness.

Don Walker, Account Manager from Bedford said that the GEM car runs 30 miles before recharging and can reach a speed of up to 25 mph. It plugs into any 110-volt outlet but a 15 AMP is preferred. They come in four and six passenger models.

GEM Electric Car

The parking police are being moved from the Police Department to Billings and Collections in fiscal year 2012.

Posted By Valerie Garner

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