GM to test the Chevrolet EN-V in major cities worldwide

Posted on Oct 16 2011 - 4:20pm by Robert

Last year, General Motors unveiled the Electric Networked-Vehicle (EN-V) concept, which was conceived by a number of design teams around the world. Now, in an effort to test the two-seater concept’s practicality, the company is planning to test it in demonstration programs worldwide. Also, the EN-V concepts will be sporting a Chevrolet badge, as it is now part of the brand.

“For 100 years, the Chevrolet brand has been focused on making advanced technology that improves customers’ lives accessible and affordable, and the Chevrolet EN-V will continue that tradition,” said Chris Perry, Chevrolet’s vice president for global and strategy, at an event celebrating the 100th anniversary of the company. “By 2030, more than 60 percent of the world’s 8 billion people will live in urban areas. The Chevrolet EN-V represents a possible solution for global customers living in markets where alternative transportation solutions are needed.”

The EN-V, which is powered by a lithium-ion battery, sports superior maneuverability and a small footprint. The vehicle can be charged from a normal wall outlet.

General Motors is not wasting time to begin building on its futuristic vehicles. Earlier this year, the company signed a memo of understanding with the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City Investment and Development Co. Ltd. (SSTEC) to integrate its next concept into the Eco-City’s power communications and infrastructures. The company will be looking locations around the world for its pilot programs.

The vehicle’s ability to communicate with infrastructure and other vehicles will help reduce traffic congestion and crashes in the future.

 

via: General Motors

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