Just a few short days ago, General Motors and joint venture partner SAIC have concluded their World Expo 2010 exhibit titled Drive to 2030. The event, which opened on May 1, featured the two companies’ visions of what urban mobility could look like in the year 2030. The vision includes the elimination of emissions-producing petroleum-powered vehicles, traffic congestion in cities, as well as accidents. GM and SAIC showed off two concept vehicles, the YeZ and EN-V, the latter of which we have already seen.
The YeZ and EN-V demonstrate technology such as electrification, vehicle networking, and autonomous driving. GM and SAIC also assembled a time capsule featuring an SAIC-GM Pavilion brochure entitled “Freedom of Mobility Brings People Closer Together,” a collection of pavilion videos and a T-Shirt with signatures from visitors. The plans are to open the capsule in twenty years (2030).
“We have shown the world the possibilities of a greener, safer, and more convenient society in which the automobile and General Motors will continue to play an important role,” said Kevin Wale, President and Managing Director of GM China.
The exhibit was a big draw to visitors at the Expo, bringing in an estimated 2.2 million attendees.