Jalopnik GEM-Powered Detroit Auto Show Mobile Command CenterS

Want to know what that mystery electric car was? Why it's our very own Jalopnik GEM-powered Detroit Auto Show Mobile Command Center, and it's why we've had the fastest coverage at this year's show!

Jalopnik GEM-Powered Detroit Auto Show Mobile Command CenterS

Jalopnik GEM-Powered Detroit Auto Show Mobile Command CenterS

Jalopnik GEM-Powered Detroit Auto Show Mobile Command CenterS

Jalopnik GEM-Powered Detroit Auto Show Mobile Command CenterS

Jalopnik GEM-Powered Detroit Auto Show Mobile Command CenterS

Jalopnik GEM-Powered Detroit Auto Show Mobile Command CenterS

Jalopnik GEM-Powered Detroit Auto Show Mobile Command CenterS

Jalopnik GEM-Powered Detroit Auto Show Mobile Command CenterS

Jalopnik GEM-Powered Detroit Auto Show Mobile Command CenterS

Jalopnik GEM-Powered Detroit Auto Show Mobile Command CenterS

Jalopnik GEM-Powered Detroit Auto Show Mobile Command CenterS

Jalopnik GEM-Powered Detroit Auto Show Mobile Command CenterS

Jalopnik GEM-Powered Detroit Auto Show Mobile Command CenterS

Jalopnik GEM-Powered Detroit Auto Show Mobile Command CenterS

The Jalopnik Detroit Auto Show Mobile Command Center, or DASMC, is the pinnacle of auto show journalistic technology. Based on the all-electric 2008 GEM e2, we've taken it a step further and turned it into a crucial information hub to bring you what you want from the Detroit Auto Show experience — right friggin' now.

Jalopnik GEM-Powered Detroit Auto Show Mobile Command CenterS

Jalopnik GEM-Powered Detroit Auto Show Mobile Command CenterS

Jalopnik GEM-Powered Detroit Auto Show Mobile Command CenterS

Jalopnik GEM-Powered Detroit Auto Show Mobile Command CenterS


For starters, the GEM e2's seriously flexibility on the auto show floor, and why shouldn't it? Just take a look at the 2008 GEM e2's vitals:

-100% battery electric, no gas needed.
-Environmentally friendly with no emissions.
-Ideal for short trips to work, school or just around the neighborhood.
-Recharge in 6-8 hours using a standard 110 volt outlet.
-30 mile range with a top speed of 25 MPH.
-Cost of ownership is only 1/3 that of comparable gasoline vehicle.

But that's not the only reason. Although we'll have more on our new ride later tonight and tomorrow, we've also added a UConnect portable, broadband WiFi network, laptop charging station, blue spinning cop light, Bond-esque smoke machine and enough neon lights to give you epilepsy. Capable of driving up to 30 miles on a single charge, we've got more than enough juice to peruse every hot new vehicle and a few ugly ones. No reason to hide, as you won't hear it sneaking up until its already too late.

Want one like it? Sorry, it's one-of-a-kind. But here are the folks who helped make this a reality — so go buy your own:
Global Electric Motorcars
Autonet Mobile UConnect

Also, thanks to:
Sign-A-Rama Brighton
Insomnia Graphic Design

Check back for more as we bring you our complete coverage of the 2009 Detroit Auto Show — live from the show floor in our GEM-powered command center.