The second-generation EN-V mobility concept adds creature comforts and a Chevrolet badge
9 January 2012

General Motor’s second-generation EN-V concept vehicle has been shown at the Detroit motor show. Now carrying the Chevrolet badge, the revised two-seat, electric urban mobility concept adds new features to the original vehicle, including climate control, storage space and can operate in all weathers, according to Chevrolet.

Read about the original EN-V concept

Marketing and strategy vice president Chris Perry said: “By 2030, more than 60 per cent of the world’s eight billion people will live in urban areas. The Chevrolet EN-V represents a possible solution for global customers living in markets where alternative transportation solutions are needed.”

The EN-V’s lithium-ion batteries allow a total travel distance of around 40 kilometres (24 miles) on a single charge.

Thanks to its GPS with vehicle-to-vehicle communications and distance-sensing technologies, the EN-V can be driven manually or autonomously, which “could reduce vehicle crashes” and “reduce traffic congestion,” according to the firm.

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13 October 2011

Good to see a normal looking electric vehicle...

 

 

13 October 2011

I know we've got to start somewhere but this sort of crap really confuses me. How much have GM spent so far to get to this stage? My bicycle cost me £100 from Argos and will comfortably travel at least 24 milles and charges fully on one can of beans.

13 October 2011

[quote ftfal]and charges fully on one can of beans[/quote]

Wind power and leccy - a hybrid!

13 October 2011

[quote ftfal]I know we've got to start somewhere but this sort of crap really confuses me. How much have GM spent so far to get to this stage? My bicycle cost me £100 from Argos and will comfortably travel at least 24 milles and charges fully on one can of beans.[/quote]

You make a very valid point. We should, as humans, be looking to self power a vehicle like this rather than use global resources (other than beans).

I am sure the argument will always be weather protection but surely someone can come up with a decent light weight canopy covered pedal bike design without too much trouble.

And for those unable to self propel a vehicle, in most urban areas, there's always the bus.....

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

13 October 2011

[quote TegTypeR]And for those unable to self propel a vehicle, in most urban areas, there's always the bus[/quote]

It takes a car owner to tell a non-car owner to take a bus.[quote TegTypeR]

I am sure the argument will always be weather protection but surely someone can come up with a decent light weight canopy covered pedal bike design without too much trouble.[/quote]That will increase width and wind resistance defeating the elegance and lightweight aspects of a bicycle's design.

13 October 2011

However you swing it there are still going to be too many vehicles on the road by 2030 and this is only going to make it worse.

13 October 2011

Why will we need a mobility solution in 20 years time. Isn't the best use of the electricity to drive virtual worlds. Currently I have Tesco deliver my groceries, a large amount of other shopping on line and complete 90% of my working hours from home. What they need to crack are delivery vans. Once they can truly provide virtual contact as good as face to face contact the physical transport needs will dramatically drop off. You only have to look at the under 25s who very much live in a virtual world. The only EV of significance isn't a physical transporter but digital.

Myk

13 October 2011

Weren't we all supposed to have hovver-cars by now? To avoid gridlock, the only way is up.

13 October 2011

[quote Myk]Weren't we all supposed to have hovver-cars by now? To avoid gridlock, the only way is up[/quote]

Or vacuum tubes like in Futurama, looks like a pretty simple solution to me, why cant we have those?

I would quite like conveyor belts fitted to pavements as well, especially on hills. I would probably stop driving to the chip shop at the bottom of my street then lol :P

currently a happy owner of a Mitsubishi Shogun Pinin :)

13 October 2011

[quote Walking] Isn't the best use of the electricity to drive virtual worlds.[/quote]We have not yet reached the time of having your body removed at birth and you brain kept connected and alive like the 1950's Sci fi films where your senses are fed delights electronically to amuse you. Just think you could spend all your virtual life swapping between driving a supercar like a racing god and making love to every sexy women of your desires. After all it is all in the mind, so they say.

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