General Motors is prepared to offer any type of vehicles and today announced that the work on the next-generation EN-V concept vehicle has begun. According to Chris Perry, vice president, global Chevrolet marketing and strategy, the upcoming EN-V concepts will carry a Chevrolet badge. Short for Electric Networked-Vehicle, the EN-V is a two-seat electric urban mobility concept that promises to maintain the basic principle of personal mobility – freedom.
The first EN-V Concept was unveiled back in 2010 at the Shanghai World Expo and was designed to help alleviate traffic congestion, parking, safety concerns and energy consumption. According to General Motors, the next EN-V Concept will add new features such as climate control, personal storage space and all-weather and road condition.
“The Chevrolet EN-V has the potential to reinvent transportation in key markets by creating a new vehicle DNA through the convergence of electrification and connectivity,” said Chris Borroni-Bird, GM’s director of Advanced Technology Vehicle Concepts. “It provides an ideal solution for petroleum- and emission-free urban transportation that is free from congestion and crashes, and more fun and fashionable than ever before,”
General Motors has a goal of ensuring that it would meet the increasing demand on personal transport as it relates to connectivity, safety, and zero-emissions. As such, GM is currently in development of the next-generation of the EN-V concept vehicle, or an Electric Networked-Vehicle. The company hopes that it would be able to join in the pilot demonstration programs designed to test practicality in the real-world and conducted in megacities worldwide.
The result of this is the two-seater Chevrolet EN-V, which has received critical acclaim, and offers electric mobility in urban areas while continuing to have the basic idea when it comes to personal mobility, which is freedom. This new generation EN-V will have the features that many customers want like climate control and being able to operate regardless of the road condition or weather. It also offers excellent personal storage space.
Even with all these qualities, it still has the important elements that were present on the first-generation EN-V such as the ability to offer manoeuvrability and have a small footprint. Battery electric propulsion is there as well, much like the autonomous driving capabilities, and connectivity.
The EN-V was first unveiled during the 2010 Shanghai World Expo and became one of the stars. With its release, the company hopes to not only deal with environment-related issues but at the same time improve energy consumption, parking, safety concerns, and traffic congestion. Global Chevrolet marketing and strategy vice-president Chris Perry revealed that future versions of the EN-V will have the Chevrolet badge.
This statement was released on Wednesday to the media, ahead of the Nov. 3 Centennial celebration of Chevrolet. Perry added by saying that for almost a century, the brand has been putting emphasis on creating advanced technology aimed at enhancing the lives of the customers by making it affordable and accessible. He continued by saying that the new Chevrolet EN-V is expected to follow in that tradition.
Director of Advanced Technology Vehicle Concepts at GM Chris Borroni-Bird said that the EN-V has the opportunity to change transportation in significant markets by having a new design DNA that shows a mix of connectivity and electrification.
He added that the new EN-V is a crucial aspect in implementing a petroleum-based transportation that is emission free. Furthermore, this method significantly reduces the risk of crashes and congestions while maintaining a more chic and fun image compared to the prior models. VP Perry added, saying the company hopes that by 2030, at least 60% of the 8-million population will be located in urban areas. The new Chevrolet EN-V is a good option for customers who are in markets where the need of alternative transportation is present, he said.