Detroit, Michigan – General Motors is working on the next-generation EN-V concept vehicle, a personal mobility design that was a hit at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.

The company said the EN-V represents its vision to meet the growing demand for safe, connected, zero-emissions personal transportation, and that it could participate in pilot demonstration programs in cities around the world to determine real-world practicality.

GM also announced that future EN-V concepts will use a Chevrolet badge. “For 100 years, the Chevrolet brand has been focused on making advanced technology that improves customers’ lives (and is) accessible and affordable, and the Chevrolet EN-V will continue that tradition,” said Chris Perry, vice-president of global Chevrolet marketing and strategy. “By 2030, more than 60 per cent of the world’s eight billion people will live in urban areas. The Chevrolet EN-V represents a possible solution for global customers living in markets where alternative transportation solutions are needed.”

The EN-V, short for Electric Networked-Vehicle, is a two-seat electric urban mobility concept. It was designed to address environmental issues and help alleviate traffic congestion, parking, safety concerns and energy consumption. The next-generation concept will add new features such as climate control, storage space, and all-weather and road condition operation. It will also retain its battery electric propulsion, connectivity and autonomous driving capabilities.

General Motors said it will explore locations worldwide, including the U.S., for potential pilot programs.

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