Compared to the previous version, the EN-V 2.0 concept includes features demanded by consumers such as in-vehicle climate control and personal storage space, and is 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.
The original EN-V (Electric Networked-Vehicle) concept was a centerpiece 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 for tomorrow’s cities.
Form a design perspective, the vehicle was presented in three different variants, each one developed by a different GM global design studio.
Back in October 2011, GM announced the start of the vehicle development with pilot demonstration programs.
“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.”