GM China Concludes Two-Year Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 Vehicle Sharing Pilot Program
After two years of operation in a real-world environment, the Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 vehicle sharing pilot program launched by General Motors China and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) has recently come to its conclusion.
The fleet of 16 EN-V 2.0 electric concept vehicles together accumulated nearly 90,000 kilometers of shared journeys at SJTU’s Minhang campus in Shanghai. Faculty and graduate students made close to 35,000 rentals over the course of the two years, which averages out to about 70 rentals per operational day.
The EN-V 2.0 provides an electric drive that can be entered, started, and paid for with easy-swipe card access.
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“GM regards car sharing as an important building block for future personal mobility,” said GM Executive Vice President and GM China President Matt Tsien. “The pilot program provided GM valuable data and insights into real-world sharing practices and electric vehicle usage. It will help advance our development of sustainable personal mobility solutions for China and the world.”
The EN-V 2.0 was designed, engineered, and built by a team at GM China, and represents the second generation of the Electric Networked-Vehicle (EN-V) that GM first demonstrated at Expo 2010 in Shanghai. The vehicle is meant to help GM realize its vision of sustainable transportation in the year 2030, in which mobility is “free from petroleum, free from emissions, free from congestion, and free from accidents.”
A data analysis carried out by GM engineers and SJTU researchers and students will be shared with the team responsible for Maven, GM’s global personal mobility brand, which has been providing multifaceted vehicle sharing services in North America since its launch in January of 2016.
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The research will also support GM in its continued exploration of China’s sharing market. Last year, the automaker invested in Yi Wei Xing, a leading provider of technology solutions for the nation’s car-sharing business.