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Business news, 29.06.2006 14:31

Fargo-produced vehicles to be used in G-8 Summit

global_electric_motorcars_vehicles Global Electric Motorcars vehicles produced here will be used to transport people during the upcoming Group of Eight summit in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The Russian government has purchased 30 four-passenger GEM electric vehicles, at the request of President Vladimir Putin, the company said.

Each vehicle will be decorated with a participating country's national flag and the official logo of the 2006 G8 summit of leading industrialized nations, July 15-17.

"It's an honor for GEM to be participating in this important international event for a second time," said Rick Kasper, president and chief operating officer of Global Electric Motor Cars LLC.

GEM provided 38 vehicles for the 2004 G8 summit held at Sea Island, Ga.

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