Data From 2 Years Of Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 Pilot Sharing Program

1 month ago by Mark Kane 5

Chevrolet EN-V 2.0

Chevrolet, together with Shanghai Jiao Tong University, have completed a two year vehicle sharing pilot program using a fleet of 16 EN-V 2.0s.

EN-V 2.0

The two-seat EN-V 2.0 is capable to drive up to 25 miles (40 km) and has top speed of 18.6 mph (30 km/h).  Think of them as Renault Twizys, if the Renault wasn’t an actual production vehicle – and they went a lot slower…and less far.

The cumulative mileage in a real-world environment amounted to 90,000 km (56,000 miles) through 35,000 rentals.

On average, that works out to be 2.6 km (1.6 mile) per rental and 5,625 km (3,496 miles) per vehicle.

Results from the pilot will now be share with Maven, which currently ride-shares Bolt EVs.

“The fleet of 16 EN-V 2.0 electric concept vehicles logged almost 90,000 kilometers of shared journeys at SJTU’s Minhang campus in Shanghai. Nearly 35,000 rentals were made by faculty and graduate students – or about 70 rentals per operational day on average. The EN-V 2.0 works by combining electric drive with easy-swipe card access for entry, fees and starting.”

“Designed, engineered and built by a team at GM China, the EN-V 2.0 is the second generation of the Electric Networked-Vehicle (EN-V) that GM demonstrated at Expo 2010 in Shanghai. It supports GM’s vision of sustainable transportation in the year 2030 – a future free from petroleum, free from emissions, free from congestion and free from accidents.

Learnings obtained through data analysis carried out jointly by GM engineers and SJTU researchers and students will be shared with the team responsible for GM’s global personal mobility brand, Maven. Since its launch in January 2016, Maven has been providing multifaceted vehicle sharing services, primarily in North America.

The learnings will also support GM’s continued exploration of China’s sharing market. Last year, GM invested in Yi Wei Xing, a leading provider of technology solutions for the car-sharing business in China.”

GM Executive Vice President and GM China President Matt Tsien said:

“GM regards car sharing as an important building block for future personal mobility. The pilot program provided GM valuable data and insights into real-world sharing practices and electric vehicle usage. It will help advance our development of sustainable personal mobility solutions for China and the world.”

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5 responses to "Data From 2 Years Of Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 Pilot Sharing Program"

  1. (⌐■_■) Trollnonymous says:

    I guess the data may be good for China’s purposes.
    But here in the US with EV’s with 80 – 238 miles of range makes that data of 2 years obsolete.

    Cars like those are called NEV’s here in the US and I haven’t seen many on the streets. Only on Golf courses…..lol

    1. Asak says:

      Unfortunately a lot of NEVs aren’t even technically legal on U.S. streets. The reason? They’re only capable of going 25 mph, and you’re not supposed to drive them on a street where the speed limit is more than 35 mph.

      I briefly looked into buying a NEV after they crushed all of the EVs in the early 2000s and I discovered that it was not even viable. I couldn’t even get to the grocery story because I had to travel along a street with a 45 mph limit.

      Even if you ignore the restriction (what are the odds of actually being pulled over), you’re still doing 25 mph on a 45 mph street.

      Ironically, in the end my used Leaf cost less than the NEV I was looking at, and it’s actually freeway capable and safe in a crash.

  2. John says:

    Why do all of these things have to be so UGLY!

  3. Tom says:

    Looks like about 5 rentals per day per vehicle on average. Sounds like it was very very popular. Likely something (perhaps a little more range and speed) on this order with NEV could be done on US campuses. Students just want to run to a store and back. Zip car already exists but this probably can be done cheaper for quick trips.

  4. Bacardi says:

    Satire of what they learned:
    “Students with wealthy parents rented them far more often”
    “They should have been badged a Buick”
    “Stains on the interior appear with blacklights”
    “People will pay when it rains to avoid getting wet”
    “Why didn’t we just use golf carts?”

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