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.
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.
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.”