Chevrolet is continuing development of futuristic urban commuters with a new generation of the EN-V concept.
First introduced at 2010 Shanghai World Expo, EN-V is what you expect from a two-seater city runabout and it is indeed powered by electricity. It is designed to environmental issues and help alleviate traffic congestion, parking, safety concerns and energy consumption.
What sets it apart is the very unique design that makes it look like a robot from the pages of science fiction.
For the new generation, GM will retain the main features such as battery electric propulsion, connectivity and autonomous driving capabilities, and adds what customers need and what make life easier for them, stuff like climate control, personal storage space and all-weather and road condition operation. In fact, the EN-V is getting a step closer to production.
Another great feature of the EN-V which is worth working on is the autonomous driving system. By combining GPS with vehicle-to-vehicle communications and distance-sensing technologies, the EN-V can be driven manually or autonomously. In autonomous mode, EN-V offers mobility to people who may not otherwise operate a vehicle.
The first EN-V has a range of 40 miles on a single charge.
“The Chevrolet EN-V has the potential to reinvent transportation in key markets by creating a new vehicle DNA through the convergence of electrification and connectivity,” said Chris Borroni-Bird, GM’s director of Advanced Technology Vehicle Concepts. “It provides an ideal solution for petroleum- and emission-free urban transportation that is free from congestion and crashes, and more fun and fashionable than ever before,”