General Motors will begin demonstrating the Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 (Electric Networked-Vehicle) in the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City this week, signaling the company’s learning and progress in sustainable urban mobility.
The demonstration will help GM further understand consumers’ usage of low-speed transportation tools for their daily commute. During the two-week demonstration period, the EN-V 2.0s will be used in the NationalAnimationIndustryPark and Eco-BusinessPark inside the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City.
“This is a step forward to realize GM’s vision for sustainable urban mobility in a practical way,” said Matt Tsien, Executive Vice President of GM and GM China President. “We are pleased that GM’s partnership with the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City Administrative Committee (ECAC) and Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City Investment and Development Co., Ltd. (SSTEC) can serve as the first step for realizing our vision in the real world. It represents GM’s commitment and effort to implement our ‘Roadmap to 2030’ that was rolled out following Expo 2010 in Shanghai.”
As an innovative zero-emission electric vehicle, the EN-V 2.0 aims to contribute to sustainable urban mobility by reducing congestion and pollution. Its concept was first introduced by GM at Expo 2010. The EN-V 2.0 represents an evolution, with improvements in design and engineering.
The pure electric vehicle can travel up to 40 kilometers (about 25 miles) on a single charge, which is more than adequate for the average urban commute. Parking space for a typical vehicle will be able to hold as many as four EN-V 2.0 vehicles.
The Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City is a landmark bilateral project between the governments of China and Singapore, with private-sector investment and development. Located in the Tianjin Binhai New Area (45 kilometers from Tianjin’s city center), the 30-square-kilometer Tianjin Eco-City is designed to create a harmonious and sustainable community that meets the needs of an urbanizing China. It aims to become a modern township where 350,000 residents can eventually work, live, play and learn.
SSTEC is the master developer for the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City. It is a 50-50 joint venture between a Chinese consortium led by Tianjin TEDA Investment Holding Co., Ltd. and a Singapore consortium led by the Keppel Group.