GM shows off Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 electric concept vehicle
By Anthony Capkun
April 23, 2012 – General Motors showed the company’s vision of the Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 concept at Auto China 2012. “Our designers and engineers are exploring a range of options for turning the EN-V concept into a reality,” said Kevin Wale, president and managing director of the GM China Group. “The EN-V 2.0 concept would use technologies such as the mobility internet, electrification and telematics to help change the automotive landscape and ensure a sustainable future for our industry.”
The original EN-V (electric networked-vehicle) concept was a centrepiece of the SAIC-GM Pavilion at World Expo 2010 Shanghai. The two-seat electric vehicle “pioneered a new automobile DNA” based on the convergence of electrification and connectivity. It was developed to show the possibilities for alleviating concerns surrounding traffic congestion, parking availability air quality and affordability.
The EN-V 2.0 concept adds features that consumers demand, such as in-vehicle climate control and personal storage space. In addition, it would be capable of driving in all weather and city road conditions. GM expects to use EN-V 2.0 prototype models in pilot studies throughout China.