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General Motors is reportedly working on the second-generation EN-V electric and aims to offer a mass-produced version by 2020, according to Autocar. Modifications to be made to the second-gen EN-V include enlargement of the vehicle's pod-like exterior structure and more interior space. Additionally, Autocar says a four-wheeled EN-V is in the works.

If Autocar's report contains a grain of truth, then GM is expected to launch the production EN-V in major cities in China, South Africa and possibly even here in the United States by 2020 at a price of approximately $10,000. Autocar says that positive global reaction to the EN-V concepts convinced GM to give the electric pod the production green light. Thoughts? Would the EN-V be a hit in the States?


  • EN-V, which is short for Electric Networked-Vehicle, maintains the core principle of personal mobility - freedom - while helping remove the motor vehicle from the environmental debate and redefining design leadership.�EN-V is a two-seat electric vehicle that was designed to alleviate concerns surrounding traffic congestion, parking availability, air quality and affordability for tomorrow's cities. The Xiao (Laugh) model (pictured) was unveiled today in Shanghai alongside Jiao (Pride) and Maio (Magic). They represent three different characteristics which emphasize that future transportation can be fun. X10CO_SV034 (03/24/2010)
  • EN-V, which is short for Electric Networked-Vehicle, maintains the core principle of personal mobility - freedom - while helping remove the motor vehicle from the environmental debate and redefining design leadership. EN-V is a two-seat electric vehicle that was designed to alleviate concerns surrounding traffic congestion, parking availability, air quality and affordability for tomorrow's cities. The Maio (Magic) model (pictured) was unveiled today in Shanghai alongside Jiao (Pride) and Xiao (Laugh). They represent three different characteristics which emphasize that future transportation can be fun. X10CO_SV022 (03/24/2010)
  • EN-V, which is short for Electric Networked-Vehicle, maintains the core principle of personal mobility - freedom - while helping remove the motor vehicle from the environmental debate and redefining design leadership. EN-V is a two-seat electric vehicle that was designed to alleviate concerns surrounding traffic congestion, parking availability, air quality and affordability for tomorrow's cities. The Maio (Magic) model (pictured) was unveiled today in Shanghai alongside Jiao (Pride) and Xiao (Laugh). They represent three different characteristics which emphasize that future transportation can be fun. X10CO_SV021 (03/24/2010)
  • EN-V, which is short for Electric Networked-Vehicle, maintains the core principle of personal mobility - freedom - while helping remove the motor vehicle from the environmental debate and redefining design leadership. EN-V is a two-seat electric vehicle that was designed to alleviate concerns surrounding traffic congestion, parking availability, air quality and affordability for tomorrow's cities. The Jiao (Pride) model (pictured) was unveiled today in Shanghai alongside Xiao (Laugh) and Maio (Magic). They represent three different characteristics which emphasize that future transportation can be fun. X10CO_SV002 (03/24/2010)
  • EN-V, which is short for Electric Networked-Vehicle, maintains the core principle of personal mobility - freedom - while helping remove the motor vehicle from the environmental debate and redefining design leadership. EN-V is a two-seat electric vehicle that was designed to alleviate concerns surrounding traffic congestion, parking availability, air quality and affordability for tomorrow's cities. The Jiao (Pride) model (pictured) was unveiled today in Shanghai alongside Xiao (Laugh) and Maio (Magic). They represent three different characteristics which emphasize that future transportation can be fun. X10CO_SV001 (03/24/2010)
  • EN-V, which is short for Electric Networked-Vehicle, maintains the core principle of personal mobility - freedom - while helping remove the motor vehicle from the environmental debate and redefining design leadership.�EN-V is a two-seat electric vehicle that was designed to alleviate concerns surrounding traffic congestion, parking availability, air quality and affordability for tomorrow's cities. The Xiao (Laugh) model (pictured) was unveiled today in Shanghai alongside Jiao (Pride) and Maio (Magic). They represent three different characteristics which emphasize that future transportation can be fun. X10CO_SV029 (03/24/2010)
  • EN-V, which is short for Electric Networked-Vehicle, maintains the core principle of personal mobility - freedom - while helping remove the motor vehicle from the environmental debate and redefining design leadership.�EN-V is a two-seat electric vehicle that was designed to alleviate concerns surrounding traffic congestion, parking availability, air quality and affordability for tomorrow's cities. The Xiao (Laugh) model (pictured) was unveiled today in Shanghai alongside Jiao (Pride) and Maio (Magic). They represent three different characteristics which emphasize that future transportation can be fun. X10CO_SV030 (03/24/2010)
  • EN-V, which is short for Electric Networked-Vehicle, maintains the core principle of personal mobility - freedom - while helping remove the motor vehicle from the environmental debate and redefining design leadership.�EN-V is a two-seat electric vehicle that was designed to alleviate concerns surrounding traffic congestion, parking availability, air quality and affordability for tomorrow's cities. The Xiao (Laugh) model (pictured) was unveiled today in Shanghai alongside Jiao (Pride) and Maio (Magic). They represent three different characteristics which emphasize that future transportation can be fun. X10CO_SV031 (03/24/2010)
  • EN-V, which is short for Electric Networked-Vehicle, maintains the core principle of personal mobility - freedom - while helping remove the motor vehicle from the environmental debate and redefining design leadership.�EN-V is a two-seat electric vehicle that was designed to alleviate concerns surrounding traffic congestion, parking availability, air quality and affordability for tomorrow's cities. The Xiao (Laugh) model (pictured) was unveiled today in Shanghai alongside Jiao (Pride) and Maio (Magic). They represent three different characteristics which emphasize that future transportation can be fun. X10CO_SV032 (03/24/2010)
  • EN-V, which is short for Electric Networked-Vehicle, maintains the core principle of personal mobility - freedom - while helping remove the motor vehicle from the environmental debate and redefining design leadership.�EN-V is a two-seat electric vehicle that was designed to alleviate concerns surrounding traffic congestion, parking availability, air quality and affordability for tomorrow's cities. The Xiao (Laugh) model (pictured) was unveiled today in Shanghai alongside Jiao (Pride) and Maio (Magic). They represent three different characteristics which emphasize that future transportation can be fun. X10CO_SV038 (03/24/2010)
  • EN-V, which is short for Electric Networked-Vehicle, maintains the core principle of personal mobility - freedom - while helping remove the motor vehicle from the environmental debate and redefining design leadership.�EN-V is a two-seat electric vehicle that was designed to alleviate concerns surrounding traffic congestion, parking availability, air quality and affordability for tomorrow's cities. The Xiao (Laugh) model (pictured) was unveiled today in Shanghai alongside Jiao (Pride) and Maio (Magic). They represent three different characteristics which emphasize that future transportation can be fun. X10CO_SV039 (03/24/2010)
  • EN-V, which is short for Electric Networked-Vehicle, maintains the core principle of personal mobility - freedom - while helping remove the motor vehicle from the environmental debate and redefining design leadership.�EN-V is a two-seat electric vehicle that was designed to alleviate concerns surrounding traffic congestion, parking availability, air quality and affordability for tomorrow's cities. The Xiao (Laugh) model (pictured) was unveiled today in Shanghai alongside Jiao (Pride) and Maio (Magic). They represent three different characteristics which emphasize that future transportation can be fun. X10CO_SV040 (03/24/2010)
  • EN-V, which is short for Electric Networked-Vehicle, maintains the core principle of personal mobility - freedom - while helping remove the motor vehicle from the environmental debate and redefining design leadership. EN-V is a two-seat electric vehicle that was designed to alleviate concerns surrounding traffic congestion, parking availability, air quality and affordability for tomorrow's cities. The Maio (Magic) model (pictured) was unveiled today in Shanghai alongside Jiao (Pride) and Xiao (Laugh). They represent three different characteristics which emphasize that future transportation can be fun. X10CO_SV018 (03/24/2010)
  • EN-V, which is short for Electric Networked-Vehicle, maintains the core principle of personal mobility - freedom - while helping remove the motor vehicle from the environmental debate and redefining design leadership. EN-V is a two-seat electric vehicle that was designed to alleviate concerns surrounding traffic congestion, parking availability, air quality and affordability for tomorrow's cities. The Maio (Magic) model (pictured) was unveiled today in Shanghai alongside Jiao (Pride) and Xiao (Laugh). They represent three different characteristics which emphasize that future transportation can be fun. X10CO_SV019 (03/24/2010)
  • EN-V, which is short for Electric Networked-Vehicle, maintains the core principle of personal mobility - freedom - while helping remove the motor vehicle from the environmental debate and redefining design leadership. EN-V is a two-seat electric vehicle that was designed to alleviate concerns surrounding traffic congestion, parking availability, air quality and affordability for tomorrow's cities. The Maio (Magic) model (pictured) was unveiled today in Shanghai alongside Jiao (Pride) and Xiao (Laugh). They represent three different characteristics which emphasize that future transportation can be fun. X10CO_SV017 (03/24/2010)
  • EN-V, which is short for Electric Networked-Vehicle, maintains the core principle of personal mobility - freedom - while helping remove the motor vehicle from the environmental debate and redefining design leadership. EN-V is a two-seat electric vehicle that was designed to alleviate concerns surrounding traffic congestion, parking availability, air quality and affordability for tomorrow's cities. The Maio (Magic) model (pictured) was unveiled today in Shanghai alongside Jiao (Pride) and Xiao (Laugh). They represent three different characteristics which emphasize that future transportation can be fun. X10CO_SV023 (03/24/2010)
  • EN-V, which is short for Electric Networked-Vehicle, maintains the core principle of personal mobility - freedom - while helping remove the motor vehicle from the environmental debate and redefining design leadership. EN-V is a two-seat electric vehicle that was designed to alleviate concerns surrounding traffic congestion, parking availability, air quality and affordability for tomorrow's cities. The Maio (Magic) model (pictured) was unveiled today in Shanghai alongside Jiao (Pride) and Xiao (Laugh). They represent three different characteristics which emphasize that future transportation can be fun. X10CO_SV025 (03/24/2010)
  • EN-V, which is short for Electric Networked-Vehicle, maintains the core principle of personal mobility - freedom - while helping remove the motor vehicle from the environmental debate and redefining design leadership. EN-V is a two-seat electric vehicle that was designed to alleviate concerns surrounding traffic congestion, parking availability, air quality and affordability for tomorrow's cities. The Maio (Magic) model (pictured) was unveiled today in Shanghai alongside Jiao (Pride) and Xiao (Laugh). They represent three different characteristics which emphasize that future transportation can be fun. X10CO_SV026 (03/24/2010)
  • EN-V, which is short for Electric Networked-Vehicle, maintains the core principle of personal mobility - freedom - while helping remove the motor vehicle from the environmental debate and redefining design leadership. EN-V is a two-seat electric vehicle that was designed to alleviate concerns surrounding traffic congestion, parking availability, air quality and affordability for tomorrow's cities. The Jiao (Pride) model (pictured) was unveiled today in Shanghai alongside Xiao (Laugh) and Maio (Magic). They represent three different characteristics which emphasize that future transportation can be fun. X10CO_SV009 (03/24/2010)
  • EN-V, which is short for Electric Networked-Vehicle, maintains the core principle of personal mobility - freedom - while helping remove the motor vehicle from the environmental debate and redefining design leadership. EN-V is a two-seat electric vehicle that was designed to alleviate concerns surrounding traffic congestion, parking availability, air quality and affordability for tomorrow's cities. The Jiao (Pride) model (pictured) was unveiled today in Shanghai alongside Xiao (Laugh) and Maio (Magic). They represent three different characteristics which emphasize that future transportation can be fun. X10CO_SV010 (03/24/2010)
  • EN-V, which is short for Electric Networked-Vehicle, maintains the core principle of personal mobility - freedom - while helping remove the motor vehicle from the environmental debate and redefining design leadership. EN-V is a two-seat electric vehicle that was designed to alleviate concerns surrounding traffic congestion, parking availability, air quality and affordability for tomorrow's cities. The Jiao (Pride) model (pictured) was unveiled today in Shanghai alongside Xiao (Laugh) and Maio (Magic). They represent three different characteristics which emphasize that future transportation can be fun. X10CO_SV006 (03/24/2010)
  • EN-V, which is short for Electric Networked-Vehicle, maintains the core principle of personal mobility - freedom - while helping remove the motor vehicle from the environmental debate and redefining design leadership. EN-V is a two-seat electric vehicle that was designed to alleviate concerns surrounding traffic congestion, parking availability, air quality and affordability for tomorrow's cities. The Jiao (Pride) model (pictured) was unveiled today in Shanghai alongside Xiao (Laugh) and Maio (Magic). They represent three different characteristics which emphasize that future transportation can be fun. X10CO_SV007 (03/24/2010)
  • EN-V, which is short for Electric Networked-Vehicle, maintains the core principle of personal mobility - freedom - while helping remove the motor vehicle from the environmental debate and redefining design leadership. EN-V is a two-seat electric vehicle that was designed to alleviate concerns surrounding traffic congestion, parking availability, air quality and affordability for tomorrow's cities. The Jiao (Pride) model (pictured) was unveiled today in Shanghai alongside Xiao (Laugh) and Maio (Magic). They represent three different characteristics which emphasize that future transportation can be fun. X10CO_SV008 (03/24/2010)
  • EN-V, which is short for Electric Networked-Vehicle, maintains the core principle of personal mobility - freedom - while helping remove the motor vehicle from the environmental debate and redefining design leadership. EN-V is a two-seat electric vehicle that was designed to alleviate concerns surrounding traffic congestion, parking availability, air quality and affordability for tomorrow's cities. The Jiao (Pride) model (pictured) was unveiled today in Shanghai alongside Xiao (Laugh) and Maio (Magic). They represent three different characteristics which emphasize that future transportation can be fun. X10CO_SV012 (03/24/2010)
  • EN-V, which is short for Electric Networked-Vehicle, maintains the core principle of personal mobility - freedom - while helping remove the motor vehicle from the environmental debate and redefining design leadership. EN-V is a two-seat electric vehicle that was designed to alleviate concerns surrounding traffic congestion, parking availability, air quality and affordability for tomorrow's cities. The Jiao (Pride) model (pictured) was unveiled today in Shanghai alongside Xiao (Laugh) and Maio (Magic). They represent three different characteristics which emphasize that future transportation can be fun. X10CO_SV011 (03/24/2010)
  • EN-V, which is short for Electric Networked-Vehicle, maintains the core principle of personal mobility - freedom - while helping remove the motor vehicle from the environmental debate and redefining design leadership. EN-V is a two-seat electric vehicle that was designed to alleviate concerns surrounding traffic congestion, parking availability, air quality and affordability for tomorrow's cities. The Jiao (Pride) model (pictured) was unveiled today in Shanghai alongside Xiao (Laugh) and Maio (Magic). They represent three different characteristics which emphasize that future transportation can be fun. X10CO_SV015 (03/24/2010)
  • EN-V, which is short for Electric Networked-Vehicle, maintains the core principle of personal mobility - freedom - while helping remove the motor vehicle from the environmental debate and redefining design leadership. EN-V is a two-seat electric vehicle that was designed to alleviate concerns surrounding traffic congestion, parking availability, air quality and affordability for tomorrow's cities. The Jiao (Pride) model (pictured) was unveiled today in Shanghai alongside Xiao (Laugh) and Maio (Magic). They represent three different characteristics which emphasize that future transportation can be fun. X10CO_SV013 (03/24/2010)
  • EN-V, which is short for Electric Networked-Vehicle, maintains the core principle of personal mobility - freedom - while helping remove the motor vehicle from the environmental debate and redefining design leadership. EN-V is a two-seat electric vehicle that was designed to alleviate concerns surrounding traffic congestion, parking availability, air quality and affordability for tomorrow's cities. The Jiao (Pride) model (pictured) was unveiled today in Shanghai alongside Xiao (Laugh) and Maio (Magic). They represent three different characteristics which emphasize that future transportation can be fun. X10CO_SV014 (03/24/2010)


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      thanhma77
      • 2 Months Ago
      Interesting concept from GM... I would agree. A bit of a novelty concept, but I think the idea has potential. If GM’s En-V vehicle is priced reasonably this could create a new market for more efficient mobile transport. It would not be suitable for American roads-public highways but perhaps, select city centers in Asia or Europe will find this utility vehicle intriguing. (However, electric recharging infrastructures would have to be upgraded or built suitable to the regional area.) In today’s business landscapes, new approaches to technology have been factors of growing economies. GM’s En-V concept could have resourceful applications and be adapted into today’s business environments-factories. For example; supervisor vehicles, warehouse management, theme park management, golf course club management, and etc. A golf course scenario...EN-V could use new software to analyze a 400 yard par 4 and suggest how to improve a club member’s golf swing with a little sense of humor. ( En-V’s robotic electronic voice: Your golf swing Sir or Madame is absolutely wonderful this morning...but perhaps, there was a strong gust of wind when the ball was in the air. May I suggest adjusting your golf swing 400 yards in the correct direction next time! Heehe...Just kiddin! Hmmm, Interesting concept...
      Ryan
      • 3 Years Ago
      Maybe the 4-wheel EN-V should be renamed the EV2. They have already built a model back in the late 90s that they should shape it after. Just use Lithium-ion batteries, carbon fiber or fiberglass body panels, aluminum frame, led lights, low rolling resistance tires... GM would sell a lot more of those than any of these things.
      BipDBo
      • 3 Years Ago
      From the creators of the Pontiac Aztec...
      Nick
      • 2 Months Ago
      Looks very futuristic. I'd love to see it in Tokyo and Bangkok, but it probably won't sell in the U.S. due to different road and driving conditions.
      • 3 Years Ago
      2020? Are they in a hurry?
      Ryan
      • 2 Months Ago
      The one place they could sell is at Disney world, but you would need to be able to carry a family from the parking lot or hotel to the gate. Then again, they should work on expanding the monorail to the new hotels...
      fairfireman21
      • 2 Months Ago
      $10,000 for a self propeledplastic bubble. Heck I will wrape you in a trash bag and push you down a hill for only $20. This thing is atrocious. Very dumb idea.
      erhcanadian
      • 3 Years Ago
      An ultra-short, tall, 2-seater - what does that remind you of? The Smart car. And that was a flop.
        Dan Frederiksen
        • 2 Months Ago
        @erhcanadian
        as they slowly realize the massive amount of things wrong with this concept it will slowly turn into a smart. the first thing every engineer worth his salt asks himself when going 130km/h on the motorway is, why don't we balance this car on two wheels.. I forget his name but the dude in charge of this program, who had the audacity to publish a book about it as it is was something good, should be so fired it's unbelievable. the execs who allowed it would be in danger too. a 2 wheeled vehicle like this has a fundamental critical weakness when it comes to braking. that should be instantly obvious. never mind the dreadful aerodynamics. it is a spectacularly flawed vehicle concept. if they wanted to explore the future intelligently for mini vehicles, maybe try a tiny 4 wheeled vehicle with autonomous driving. a kind of taxi you could hail that could take you where you wanted to go without the need for parking or ownership. cost effective because there is no driver to pay and it takes up very little space on the road in the city environment. and the clown in charge of this is no doubt paid handsomly. annual wage in the million dollar range. sigh sigh.
      Archonic
      • 2 Months Ago
      I wish they'd just drop idiot projects like this. They were coming out of their restructuring so well, even despite crap Volt sales. If they chase garbage projects like this one, they're bound to burn through their limited credit lines yet again. If any of these concepts makes it to mass production, I will officially eat my shirt with a sauce of GM's choice.
        • 2 Months Ago
        @Archonic
        What happens when the oil dries up? It won't be around forever.
        Nick
        • 2 Months Ago
        @Archonic
        Crap Volt sales? The Volt is selling like hot cakes you f---in blabbering orangutan.
          Archonic
          • 2 Months Ago
          @Nick
          Uhm, nope. Compare the Volt sales numbers to the Leaf or the a similarly priced GM product. Hot cakes are the last thing they're selling like.
      diffrunt
      • 2 Months Ago
      Novelty? --yes. Useful?---no.
      • 3 Years Ago
      dont rush.
      • 3 Years Ago
      This obviously will not go over big in USA. However, any city that has rickshaws or pedicabs, this will fit right in. A lot of US cities have tourist areas where you see pedicabs, and maybe the city can have a loaner program for those limited areas. But for that to work, they have to be stupidly simple to operate. The first EN-V had a peculiar way to launch, to get it up from resting position to rolling position, you had to time it just right. The other thing about Segways: how much additional energy does it take to make it self balancing? If you simply added a 3rd wheel, how much farther would that same battery go?
        Arun Murali
        • 2 Months Ago
        A manual rickshaw costs some $200 a piece. Now they have fancy ones that probably costs upto $400. Then there are motorized ones, they cost about $3000-$5000 at the best. How will this compete at $10,000? There are electric rickshaws too that costs somewhat lower than $5000 and carry 5 people. $10k is something way too expensive for most Asian Nations. People would rather buy a compact Diesel sedan for that price and pay for the fuel.
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