General Motors China and Shanghai Jiao Tong University are signing an agreement for a vehicle sharing program that includes the use of the Chevrolet EN-V 2.0. The program launches next year.
GM executive vice president and president of GM China, Matt Tsien stated:
“The vehicle sharing program with Shanghai Jiao Tong University will allow us to assess the real-world application of the EN-V 2.0 as part of a vehicle sharing system.”
“We will apply these learnings to the development of future urban mobility transportation solutions, not just for China but for the world.”
Vice president of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University Automotive Engineering School, Yin Chengliang added:
"Electric vehicles represent the transportation mode of the future, but the big topic now is how to develop them."
"This project will explore a model that integrates electric vehicles with the transportation network and intelligent transportation system."
The Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 is the "next generation of GM’s original Electric Networked-Vehicle (EN-V)." It has a range of ~ 40 kilometers on a full charge.
This is not the first time GM and Shanghai Jiao Tong University have joined together. For the last two decades, they have worked cooperatively on multiple projects in the automotive industry as Shanghai Jiao Tong University is a "comprehensive research-oriented university." So this is a "continuation GM’s vision for sustainable urban mobility".
Source: GM News