Two years after unveiling the its first EN-V mobility concept vehicle, Chevrolet has taken the wraps off of the second-generation vehicle at this week’s Beijing Motor Show, aptly called the EN-V 2.0.
The most noticeable update to the EN-V 2.0 is the addition of a second set of wheels – the pod-like vehicle now has four wheels instead of two. Other upgrades to the 2.0 include a sleeker, less upright body with LED headlights, red color palette, climate control, and a personal storage space.
Kevin Wale, president and managing director of the GM China Group, is quoted in a prepared release that “[GM’s] designers and engineers are exploring a range of options for turning the EN-V concept into a reality. The EN-V 2.0 concept would use technologies such as the mobility Internet, electrification and telematics to help change the automotive landscape and ensure a sustainable future for our industry.”
The EN-V – which stands for Electric Networked Vehicle – originally made its debut at the 2010 World’s Fair in Shanghai; in 2011 it gain the Chevrolet bowtie, as the vehicle was to represent the future of the storied brand. Electrically powered and with room for just two, the EN-V was developed to show what the future could hold to help alleviate inner-city traffic and congestion as well as in-vehicle internet connectivity.
General Motors hopes to have pilot tests of Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 up and running in China in the near future, but has yet to comment on if we’ll ever see the egg-shaped people movers stateside.