General Motors showed off the pod-like Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 concept at 2012 Beijing International Motor Show. This is the second generation of the EN-V (electric networked vehicle) which was first shown at the Shanghai World Expo 2010.
The EN-V 2.0 concept has four wheels now instead of two in the first generation car. The other features added to the 2.0 include a sleeker, less upright body with LED headlights, red color palette, climate control, and a personal storage space.
GM China group president and managing director Kevin Wale was quoted as saying in a release: “GM’s designers and engineers are exploring a range of options for turning the EN-V concept into a reality. 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 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 for tomorrow’s cities.
General Motors hopes to have pilot tests of Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 up and running in China in the near future. However, it has to be seen when the EN-V concept would come into reality.