EN-V space-age electric car revealed in Shanghai

275x250.jpgA futuristic car which 'talks' to other vehicles to avoid accidents has been revealed in Shanghai.

The EN-V ('Electric Networked-Vehicle) by General Motors is a fraction of size of most cars, only has two seats and is propelled by electric motors in each of its two driving-mode wheels.

While it is unlikely to excite Jeremy Clarkson, makers say the 1.5 metre by 1.5 metre car is designed to be the ultimate fuel-efficient vehicle for future cities.

EN-V is lightweight and emission-free, it can also be driven manually or navigate itself via an elaborate GPS system -- but it does only have a maximum speed of 24mph

But GM have got plenty of time to work on that, they say the car isn't likely to be on roads until 2030.
275x250.jpg A spokesperson for GM said: "The future of how we move around in urban areas like Shanghai can combine the best of personal mobility and public transit. 

"There is a better solution and it is called EN-V. It demonstrates that we have both the knowledge and the ability right now to create a way to move people that not only ensures a ‘better city’ but also offers people a ‘better life.’"


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