The vehicles, made by DaimlerChrysler's Global Electric Motorcar, were used during the 2004 G8 Summit at Sea Island, Ga. They can reach a maximum speed of 25 miles per hour and can last up to 30 miles between charges. The base sticker price of the GEM e4 is $8,995.
Photos: Driving little GEMs
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The Russian government has ordered 30 GEM e4 no-emission vehicles to shuttle world leaders about for the upcoming G8 Summit in St. Petersburg on July 15-17.
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