Concept EN-V takes joy ride on streets of Shanghai

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Relegated to the stage of the SAIC-GM Pavilion at World Expo 2010 Shanghai since it opened in May, an EN-V concept vehicle slipped away Wednesday night for a 10-minute joy ride down Shanghai’s fashionable Huaihai Road.

EN-V, which is short for Electric Networked-Vehicle, is a two-seat electric vehicle designed to alleviate concerns surrounding traffic congestion, parking availability, air quality and affordability for tomorrow’s cities.

Three EN-V models are on display at the SAIC-GM Pavilion. They represent three different characteristics that emphasize the enjoyable nature of future transportation: Jiao (Pride), Miao (Magic) and Xiao (Laugh). It was Jiao that took the streets, escorted by local police.

The concepts will be showcased through October 31.

Source: General Motors (press release/media site)