Wed, 24 Mar 2010 14:31:25 GMT

General Motors unveils electric EN-V for mega-cities

Shanghai: General Motors unveiled a new electric concept car in China on Wednesday, aiming to burnish its image as a supplier of non-polluting cars tailored to the crowded mega-cities of the future.

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The latest GM concept car, the EN-V or "Electric Networked-Vehicle," is driven at a launch ceremony held at the Shanghai Pudong Expo in China, on Wednesday. General Motors and its Chinese partner SAIC will showcase the "Electric Networked-Vehicle" launched Wednesday in their joint pavilion at the Shanghai Expo, which opens May 1 and runs for six months. AP

GM showcased the EN-V, or "Electric Networked-Vehicle", at a pavilion that it will share with its China joint venture partner, SAIC Motor Corp, during the World Expo to be held in Shanghai from May through October.

The two-seater EN-V, which would communicate with other cars to help avoid accidents and ease traffic in congested major cities like Shanghai, is only at the conceptual stage -- it would not hit showrooms for another 10 to 20 years, and would require regulatory changes for it to be allowed on roads.

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