For Immediate Release
Contact: Evan Keefer
Monday, April 16, 2004
Leader Vehicles for G8 Summit Unveiled
SAVANNAH, GEORGIA –Today the Sea Island Summit Planning
Organization unveiled the combined effort of Digital Image
Color Super Graphics and DaimlerChrysler Corporations GEM.
Digital Image is a local Savannah design and graphics company.
Digital Image applied a custom graphics package to DaimlerChrysler
Corporation’s GEM vehicle. GEM is an American manufacturer
of all-electric vehicles located in Fargo, North Dakota.
Each of the G8 Leaders will travel during the Sea Island
Summit around the island on GEM vehicles custom designed by
“We are very excited and pleased with the wonderful
work the Digital Image team put into the project. The result
is outstanding,” Barry Bennett, Director of Communications
for the Summit, said.
The first GEM vehicle unveiled is designed to be used by
President Bush. President Bush will host the leaders of Canada,
France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, and the United Kingdom
on Sea Island June 8 through 10 for the 30th gathering of
the G8 leaders.
The GEM vehicles are classified as Zero Emissions Vehicles.
Designated by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration
as Low Speed Vehicles, the electric cars measure over 10 feet
in length and weigh over 1,200 pounds.
“These are amazing cars and are ideal for our needs.
They look great, function flawlessly, and are sensitive to
the environment,” Bennett concluded.
The vehicles designed for and used by each of the leaders
are slated to be auctioned off to raise funds for charity
at the end of the Summit by the Summit Host Committee.
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