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Acadia GEM the clean, all-electric, fun way to see Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park

The new company offers a fleet of 45 rental cars in Acadie, which can accommodate two, four or six passengers

BAR HARBOUR, Maine, August 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Acadia GEM, a clean, all-electric and fun way to explore Acadia National Park, has launched a fleet of 45 cars that can accommodate two, four or six passengers per vehicle. Waev’s GEM (Global Electric Motorcar) vehicles are 100% low-speed electric vehicles and legal on any paved road posted at 35MPH or less. They are made in the USA.

Acadia GEM started as an idea for a fun way to explore Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park in an easy-to-maneuver vehicle. Jeff Young and Eben Salvatoreco-owners of the new business, have lived their entire lives on Mount Desert Island and have decades of experience welcoming visitors to Bar Harbor. They are excited about the idea of ​​navigating the bustling summer streets of Bar Harbor and discover the beautiful island and Acadia National Park in another way.

“Millions of people visit Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park every summer,” said Jeff Young, co-owner of Acadia GEM. “Our fleet allows them a fun, all-electric way to explore the area. Our GEMs have a glass roof and removable doors, which truly provides an amazing quiet, outdoor Acadia experience.”

Young added, “In order to reverse the direction our climate is taking, we all need to do our part. Acadia GEM is proud to offer our visitors the opportunity to explore Acadia while reducing emissions.

Those interested can book a GEM experience here. The company also offers a map of places to explore (see here).

“Since Acadia National Park is one of the most beautiful national parks in our country, it is fitting that we do our part to protect its fragile environment. By providing electric vehicles, we can allow visitors to see the beauty of the park without damaging it. for future generations,” Salvatore said.

Salvatore added that over the past few months they have seen a massive uptick in visitor interest and are confident that GEM will become a must-do experience for all visitors to the park.

“Our fleet recently surpassed 40,000 miles for the season. It’s exciting to think about the amount of air pollution we’re preventing. Acadia GEM offers visitors a clean and fun way to enjoy the beauty of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park without leaving a carbon footprint. In fact, it may be the only such EV service in any national park in the country,” Salvatore said.