Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 Awarded In China

NOV 1 2015 BY MARK KANE 6

The Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 vehicle sharing pilot program received the Multinational Companies in Shanghai Best Practice Award for adopting innovative practices and helping Shanghai transform into a global technology innovation center.

The Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 vehicle sharing pilot program received the Multinational Companies in Shanghai Best Practice Award for adopting innovative practices and helping Shanghai transform into a global technology innovation center.

Sixteen Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 electric concept vehicles are being integrated into the multi-modal transportation system at Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Minhang campus alongside bicycles, cars and shuttle buses.

Sixteen Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 electric concept vehicles are being integrated into the multi-modal transportation system at Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Minhang campus alongside bicycles, cars and shuttle buses.

General Motors’s Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 electric concept vehicles used in a two-year pilot vehicle sharing program at Shanghai Jiao Tong University were appreciated with a recent ceremony.

The project, which launched on May 27, received the Best Innovative Practice Award for leading the way in adopting innovative practices and helping Shanghai transform into a global technology innovation center“.


Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 is a two-seater with range of 25 miles (40 km) and top speed of 18.6 mph (30 km/h )


A fleet of 16 Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 (designed, engineered and built in Shanghai) is available for members and graduate students at SJTU.

“The EN-V 2.0 fleet being used at SJTU combines electric drive with easy-swipe card access for entry, fees and starting; cameras for a rear view; and GPS, OnStar and tablet-based smartphone technologies for mobility. The vehicles have been integrated into the multi-modal transportation system at SJTU’s Minhang Campus alongside shuttle buses, bicycles and cars.

GM China Director of Engineering Charon Morgan accepted the Best Innovative Practice Award on behalf of GM.

GM China Director of Engineering Charon Morgan accepted the Best Innovative Practice Award on behalf of GM.

Eligible drivers selected from among qualified faculty members and graduate students at SJTU prepay a set membership fee to offset the cost of using the EN-V 2.0s. This is supporting a simple and seamless locating, renting and driving experience.

The partnership with SJTU will provide valuable input for the development of the next generation of urban mobility vehicles. GM envisions a future for driving that promises to be free from petroleum, free from emissions, free from accidents and free from congestion.”

About the Best Innovative Practice Award:

“The honor is part of the Innovation & Development – Multinational Companies in Shanghai Best Practice Awards campaign, which is jointly sponsored by Shanghai Daily and Eastday.com under the guidance of the Information Office of Shanghai Municipality and the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce.

Forty best innovative practice cases were selected from among 79 cases submitted, with 12 receiving the Best Innovative Practice Award for their contribution to innovation in Shanghai in four categories: Innovative Business Strategies, Contribution to Local Community, Talent Development and Cooperation with Local Partners. The Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 vehicle sharing pilot program received the Best Innovative Practice Award in the Innovative Business Strategies category.”

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

“GM is the first automaker to engage an electric concept vehicle in a real-world testing program in China. The EN-V 2.0 vehicle sharing pilot program represents an important step toward transforming GM’s vision for sustainable urban mobility into reality.”

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These concept vehicles don’t seem a lot different than the golf carts already prevalent in campuses around the world. Maybe having windshields makes them more street legal, but I don’t know how that matters for a vehicle that maxes out at 18 mph. Not really sure what the innovative part of this program is

Golf cart? Quite possibly they look a little technically deeper than the external windshield pictures.

No, Dave is correct. The 2.0 versions are essentially normal 4 wheeled golf carts. They may have some onboard computer for nav and soft-linking features, but that would be the extent of it.

The older 1.0’s were two wheeled, self-balancing two seaters using Segway Tech for the drive train.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/57/EN-V_Pride_%28Jiao%29.jpg

The current versions seem pretty lame compared to the present version they’re giving the Chinese. *shrugs*

To be used on campus where is no highway, race trac, ect that a project for electric mobility, I don’t see the Tesla s doing that job on campus?

The fact that what appears to be low-speeed NEVs (Neighborhood Electric Vehicles) can be “integrated” into the Chinese domestic fleet, just shows how limited their transportation system is. It’s a country which is fast industrializing, but just as with the Industrial Revolution era in the United States, transportation is currently at best a patchwork system.

Not all plug-in EVs are created equal. In first-world countries, there are clear regulatory distinctions between highway-capable, street-legal EVs, and NEVs. In China, there aren’t.

The article says they are integrated to campus transportation system, not domestic fleet. These vehicles are not legal on expressways. The chinese road law has regulations very similar to first world countries. Article 67 of road traffic safety law states: “No pedestrians, non-motor vehicles, tractors, special wheeled mechanical vehicles, articulated passenger buses, full trailers and other motor vehicles with the designed maximum speed below 70 kilometers per hour shall enter expressways.”