We’re going to call these General Motors EN-V concepts scooters, for want of a better word.
Developed in collaboration with the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation, the concepts are a vision for new urban mobility vehicles, which were developed with help also from Segway.
The EN-V (Electric Networked Vehicle) models each have a different design representing the themes of: Jiao (Pride), Miao (Magic) and Xiao (Laugh).
Jiao (the blue one) was designed in Australia by Holden, Miao (the black one) comes from GM in California and Xiao (the red one) was created in Europe.
Where SAIC comes in exactly is anyone’s guess.
The EN-V concepts are based on all-electric, two-wheel drive trains with GPS, vehicle-to-vehicle connectivity and sensors and cameras for automated driving.
The main principle behind the development of these vehicles is the reduction of city congestion and traffic, and its pollution.
The lithium ion batteries have a range of approximately 60 km on a single charge, and have a top speed of about 40 km/hr.
Each weighs about 210 kg.
These EN-V concepts have been designed for major cities and metropolises and will be on display at the SAIC-GM hall at the World Expo in Shanghai in May.
See below for the videos of how the EN-V works and more pics of these bizarre but promising vehicles.
General Motors EN-V Concept