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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_SV033 (03/24/2010)