Car manufacturer Chevrolet has announced plans to work on the next-generation EN-V vehicle that claims to be safe, is zero-emission and powered by Lithium-ion batteries. The company intends to use the EN-V vehicle for pilot programs in selected megacities around the world.
Work on the a next-generation Chevrolet EN-V concept vehicle was announced today, and it represents General Motors’ vision to meet the growing demand for safe, connected, zero-emissions personal transportation. The next-generation Chevrolet EN-V could participate in pilot demonstration programs in megacities around the world to determine real-world practicality.
Future EN-V concepts will carry the Chevrolet brand, Chris Perry, vice president, global Chevrolet marketing and strategy, told international and domestic media visiting Detroit in advance of Chevrolet’s Nov. 3 Centennial celebration.
The award-winning EN-V, short for Electric Networked-Vehicle, is a two-seat, electric urban mobility concept that maintains the basic principle of personal mobility, while responding to congestion and environmental concerns in growing global megacities. The next-generation Chevrolet EN-V concept will add new features that customers need, such as climate control, personal storage space and all-weather and road condition operation. It will also retain its battery electric propulsion, connectivity and autonomous driving capabilities.
The EN-V is a zero-emissions vehicle powered by lithium-ion batteries. Recharging from a conventional wall outlet using standard household power enables EN-V to travel at least 40 kilometers on a single charge, acceptable for most urban trips.
By combining GPS with vehicle-to-vehicle communications and distance-sensing technologies, the EN-V can be driven manually or autonomously. In autonomous mode, EN-V offers mobility to people who may not otherwise operate a vehicle. By leveraging wireless communications it allows drivers and occupants to communicate hands-free with friends or business associates while on the go.
The ability to communicate with other vehicles and with the infrastructure could help EN-V significantly reduce the number of vehicle crashes and make it easier to find available parking spaces. It could also reduce traffic congestion by automatically selecting the fastest route based on real-time traffic information.
Source: Korea Newswire