6/4/2015

GM Partners on Vehicle-Sharing Pilot in China

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The Chevrolet EN-V 2.0General Motors Co. and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai have launched a two-year car-sharing pilot program on the university's Minhang campus.

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General Motors Co. and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai have launched a two-year car-sharing pilot program on the university's Minhang campus.

Sixteen Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 electric concept vehicles are being integrated with bicycles, cars and shuttle buses in the campus's multi-modal transportation system.

The two-seaters are equipped with electric drive, have a range of 40 km and can reach a top speed of 30 kph. Users pay membership fees and use swipe cards for entry, payment and start-up. Each vehicle is equipped with a rearview camera, GPS, GM's OnStar service and tablet-based smartphone capability.

GM researchers and university staff and students will collect data on vehicle operation and driver usage patterns during the study period.

The automaker first introduced the EN-V concept at Expo 2010 in Shanghai and launched the 2.0 version in 2012 at Auto China.