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GM launched three EN-V concept

By luanpa in | April 20, 2010 | (1) Comment

GM unveiled three EN-V concepts, they are Jiao (Pride), Miao (Magic) and Xiao (Laugh). Jiao (the bubbly blue one) was designed in Austrlia by Holden, Miao (the blocky black one) was designed at GM’s studio in California and Xiao (the streaky red one) was designed in Europe. These EN-V concepts build on last year’s P.U.M.A. project that was developed with help from the balancing-on-two-wheels experts at Segway. and they stand for Electric Networked-Vehicle, sports a different design.

Three EN-V concept models were unveiled in Shanghai.  They represent three different characteristics that emphasize the enjoyable nature of future transportation: Jiao (Pride), Miao (Magic) and Xiao (Laugh).  The two-wheel, two-seater EN-V, which looks something like an oversized vacuum cleaner, is not just about making vehicles small, lightweight and emission-free. The concepts will be showcased from May 1 through October 31 at the SAIC-GM Pavilion at World Expo 2010 Shanghai.  Shanghai is expected to become one of the epicenters for the establishment of personal mobility solutions for the future.

EN-V is 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.  the concept is designed to alleviate concerns surrounding traffic congestion, parking availability, air quality and affordability for tomorrow’s cities.

M EN-V Jiao(Pride)GM EN-V Xiao(Laugh)GM EN-V Miao(Magic)

The three cocnept models is 1.5 meter by 1.5 meter, which appears to build on GM’s earlier work with Segway Inc. in developing the PUMA, or Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility, vehicle. It will use the same types of battery cells as the Segway and the same battery supplier, Valence Technology Inc., said Christopher Borroni-Bird, GM’s director of advanced technology vehicle concepts.



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