General Motors’ Tiny EV Concept May Solve China’s Congestion Problem
Renderings of the second generation EN-V were debuted at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show and the electric pods will be tested in China.
General Motors presented the company’s vision for the future of personal transportation at the Beijing Auto Show with renderings of the second generation Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 concept. The EN-V (Electric Networked-Vehicle) is a two-seat electric car that aims to alleviate concerns about traffic congestion, parking availability, air quality and affordability for tomorrow’s cities.
The EN-V 2.0 concept has in-vehicle climate control, personal storage space, and wireless communication enabling a “social network” that can be used by drivers and passengers to communicate with friends or business associates while on the go. The vehicle would be capable of driving in all weather and city road conditions, and prototype models are expected to be employed in pilot studies throughout China. Kevin Wale, president and managing director of the GM China Group, said: