It’s not shocker our big cities are only getting larger. As younger generations move back into cities, and countries like China continue to develop, mass transit will need a radical makeover. Unfortunately for gearheads like us, the car as we know it isn’t an essential part of that vision.
But, it does open up countless opportunities for personal mobility, as seen when General Motors introduced the EN-V urban mobility vehicle in China in 2010. Now, GM wants to put its concept through real-world use.
A report from Auto Evolution has GM readying plans to introduce 16 EN-V 2.0s in China through a car sharing program. The urban mobility vehicles will be used in the multi-modal transportation system at SJTU’s Minhang campus alongside bicycles, cars and shuttle buses.
The EN-V 2.0 carries a pure electric range of 24 miles and can reach 18.6 mph. the EN-V 2.0 provides a card swipe for entry, cameras, and GPS.
This program will allow us to better understand how people could use an urban mobility vehicle such as EN-V 2.0 in a real-world setting and in a vehicle-sharing arrangement,” said GM Executive Vice President and President of GM China Matt Tsien. “It represents an important step toward transforming GM’s vision for sustainable urban mobility into reality.”