General Motors Rolls Out EN-V 2.0 Fleet In Car Sharing Pilot Program
General Motors finds occupation for its EN-V 2.0 electric concept vehicles.
16 of them are now used in a two-year pilot car vehicle sharing program at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
“The EN-V 2.0 pilot vehicles will be integrated into the multi-modal transportation system at SJTU’s Minhang campus alongside bicycles, cars and shuttle buses. They will help meet users’ “first mile, last mile” transportation needs.”
“Eligible drivers selected from among qualified faculty members and graduate students at SJTU will prepay a set membership fee to offset the cost of using the EN-V 2.0s. This will support a simple and seamless locating, renting and driving experience.
GM engineers and SJTU staff and students will work together to collect and analyze data from the vehicles’ operation and users’ input, and share learnings on usage patterns and vehicle requirements.”
The EN-V 2.0 is a two-seater, capable of 18.6 mph (30 km/h ) and 25 miles (40 km) of range.
GM Executive Vice President and President of GM China Matt Tsien said:
“This program will allow us to better understand how people could use an urban mobility vehicle such as EN-V 2.0 in a real-world setting and in a vehicle-sharing arrangement. It represents an important step toward transforming GM’s vision for sustainable urban mobility into reality.”
SJTU Vice President Dan Wu commented:
“SJTU attaches great importance to our cooperation with GM. Sharing vehicle data will support research at SJTU in related disciplines while promoting improvements in GM’s technology. Intelligent transportation, autonomous vehicles and electrification represent the key areas of our cooperation and the future as well.”