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Chevy EN-V 2.0 To Be Used In EV-Sharing Program

Shanghai Jiao Tong University and General Motors China have started a collaboration and joined in a quest for sustainable urban mobility. Shanghai Jiao Tong University hopes this project will result in a model that will be used to widely integrate small electric vehicles (EVs) with the transportation network. The coming program plans on strengthening the structure of urban environments with EV-sharing programs.

General Motors China has committed to initiating and integrating such an EV-sharing program featuring the Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 starting next year. These dynamic electric vehicles use about a third of the footprint of a traditional vehicle, turn on a dime, and weigh less than 500 kilograms at about 1.5 meters in length.

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These technologically keen vehicles carry two passengers. This GM China collaboration with the University’s Minhang campus in Shanghai activates an assessment of the EN-V 2.0 (the benefits and challenges) in a vehicle-sharing transportation model integrated with transit, bicycles, cars, and shuttle buses.

Green Car Congress quotes GM: “We will apply these learnings to the development of future urban mobility transportation solutions, not just for China but for the world,” said Matt Tsien, GM executive vice president and president of GM China.

“Electric vehicles represent the transportation mode of the future, but the big topic now is how to develop them,” according to Yin Chengliang, vice president of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University Automotive Engineering School. “This project will explore a model that integrates electric vehicles with the transportation network and intelligent transportation system.”


 

Green Car Congress previously reported that GM expected Shanghai to become one of the epicenters building mobility solutions for the future. According to GM, this newest generation Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 follows GM’s original Electric Networked-Vehicle (EN-V), which made its global debut at Expo 2010 in Shanghai. The EN-V 2.0 can travel up to 40 kilometers on a single charge. It is a design utilizing the convergence of electrification and connectivity, intended to address and solve concerns of traffic congestion, parking availability, air quality.

Appreciate that this effort is about affordability and clean air. China has terrible air-pollution problems. The EN-V 2.0 is an efficient and zero-emissions vehicles. While it may utilize electricity from coal power to an extent, eliminating car exhaust is necessary, and better sooner than later.

GAS2 also likes the new version, pointing out some of the changes: “In its place is a more conventional, lower-cost 4-wheel setup. Similarly, the ‘cockpit-style’ hatch of the concept has given way to more traditional doors, and the styling is much less Tron and, to my eyes, much more Power Rangers.” GAS2 sees this as a plus.

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Cynthia Shahan started writing after previously doing research and publishing work on natural birth practices. (Several unrelated publications) She is a licensed health care provider. She studied and practiced both Waldorf education, and Montessori education, mother of four unconditionally loving spirits, teachers, and environmentally conscious beings born with spiritual insights and ethics beyond this world. (She was able to advance more in this way led by her children.)

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