For those densely populated cities and countries in the Far East, the Chevrolet EN-V Concept may be a godsend. To most Americans, the pod-like vehicle resembles a glorified Segway, except with Internet and telematics. This is why the latest conceptual update to the little personal mobility device is being shown off at the 2012 Beijing Auto Expo, and not NAIAS.
Appropriately called the Chevrolet EN-V 2.0, the concept adds features like in-vehicle climate control and personal storage space. In addition, the EN-V 2.0 would be capable of driving in all weather and city road conditions. We wonder, though, if it can take a Siberian blizzard.
More importantly, GM is expecting to use EN-V 2.0 prototype models in pilot studies throughout China, though a timetable has not been specified. The EN-V itself was built as a possible solution for alleviating concerns surrounding traffic congestion, parking availability, air quality and affordability for tomorrow’s cities while running on electricity.