General Motors at the Beijing Auto Show 2012 showcased a rendering of the Chevrolet EN-V 2.0, the next generation concept model of the EN-V (Electric Networked-Vehicle) which was recently shown in India at the Delhi Auto Expo 2012.
The EN-V was first showcased at the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai and is a concept that did not fade into oblivion.
The Chevrolet E-NV 2.0 features mobility Internet, electrification and telematics which are next generation technologies on smarter automobiles of the future. The two-seat electric vehicle converges electrification and connectivity. Traffic congestion, parking availability, affordability and air quality were factors that formed the basis of this vehicle's conceptualization. These factors are going to come at a premium in the future in urban areas where population will grow multifold.
The E-NV 2.0 has metamorphosed into a more road-going form which can travel in all weather and road conditions. E-NV vehicles communicate which each other in its area and constantly share data on traffic. They are compact and run on electricity and thus take up less parking space and don't pollute. Since they are constantly sharing data with each other, chances of getting stuck in a traffic jam are less.
A version that drives autonomously is also being developed. GM hopes to put these vehicles into the Chinese cities through pilot programs.