General Motors first introduced its Chevrolet EN-V Concept at the Beijing Auto Expo in 2012 and apart from a major update in late 2012, has remained fairly quiet in regards to the tiny electric urban mobility vehicle. But Chinese customers hoping to get their hands on something similar to the EN-V 2.0 in the future will be happy to learn the automaker will begin demonstrating the vehicle in China’s Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco City this week.
GM says the demonstrations will help it further understand potential customers’ usage of low-speed transportation vehicles like the EN-V 2.0 for their daily commutes. The vehicles will be tested over the course of two weeks in the city’s National Animation Industry Park and Eco-Business Park.
“This is a step forward to realize GM’s vision for sustainable urban mobility in a practical way,” GM China president Matt Tsien said in a statement. “It represents GM’s commitment and effort to implement our ‘Roadmap to 2030’ that was rolled out following Expo 2010 in Shanghai.”
The EN-V 2.0 can travel up to 40 kilometers (about 25 miles) on a single charge, which GM says is more than enough for most consumer’s average daily commutes to work. Furthermore, the EN-V 2.0 will be convenient in dense city centers such as those in China, as a typical single-car parking space can hold four EN-V 2.0s.
GM partnered up with SSTEC for the EN-V 2.0 project, which is the lead developer for the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City. The Eco City is the result of collaboration between the Chinese and Singaporean governments to develop an environmentally friendly and resource-conserving city with an eco-friendly transportation network.
“SSTEC is very pleased to work with GM and ECAC to explore green solutions to urban transportation challenges. We welcome GM’s decision to use the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City for the testing and demonstration of its new Electric Networked-Vehicle, and look forward to further expanding our cooperation with GM in the future,” said Ho Tong Yen, Chief Executive Officer of SSTEC.