Thursday, July 15, 2010

New Electric Car Concept from GM

On the occasion of the World Expo 2010 exhibition in Shanghai, China, the American automaker General Motors (GM) has unveiled the latest innovative concept car that it has developed in collaboration with its Chinese partner Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. Group (SAIC). This new vehicle, namely EN-V (for Electric Networked Vehicle), is entirely made from carbon fiber based composite, tinted transparent thermoplastics such as poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) and polycarbonate (PC). It is only 1.5 meter long and weighs less than 500kg. The EN-V, pronounced “envy” is a small two-wheel, two-seater car with an innovative look that has been described as an oversized vacuum cleaner. According GM, its new concept car that is said to be petroleum-free, emission-free, accident-free and congestion-free is designed for future urban mobility.