Remember the Chevrolet EN-V? The personal mobility pod looking thing? General Motors actually built a fleet of them and put them to use in a ride-sharing program.
Specifically, the Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) received 16 EN-V 2.0s for a two-year-long ride sharing program, which concluded recently. Now, GM will take what it learned to benefits future personal mobility programs.
The fleet of EN-V 2.0s tallied nearly 60,000 miles through 35,000 reservations by students and faculty. Powered by an electric drive motor, the EN-V 2.0s simply required a swipe card to access and start the vehicle. Fees were then charged accordingly.
“GM regards car sharing as an important building block for future personal mobility,” said GM Executive Vice President and GM China President Matt Tsien. “The pilot program provided GM valuable data and insights into real-world sharing practices and electric vehicle usage. It will help advance our development of sustainable personal mobility solutions for China and the world.”