GM’s EN-V Zero-Emission, Electric Concept Car

By Jessie F. Hahn

Jessie F. Hahn is the Executive Director of Meeting of the Minds. She is an experienced urban planner, specializing in urban-regional policy with a particular focus on sustainability and clean energy. Previously, Jessie launched the successful Regional Energy Policy Program at Regional Plan Association in New York City. She has written numerous articles which have been featured in RPA’s Spotlight on the Region, The Hartford Courant, Urban Age Magazine, The Record, NPR, among others.

Sep 12, 2011 | Announcements | 0 comments

GM’s EN-V concept car is a zero-emission, autonomous, electric vehicle that could serve as the automobile solution of the future. The vehicle was featured at 2011’s Meeting of the Minds in Boulder, CO.

It was also featured in Greenbiz.com’s coverage of Meeting of the Minds 2011 in yesterday’s article, Automakers Debate Visions of the Future of Clean Urban Transport.

An excerpt:

Autonomous cars would not only be more efficient from an energy perspective — the 500-pound EN-V has a 3.4-kwh battery compared with the 34-kwh battery in a Nissan Leaf, according to Larry Burns, director of the Roundtable on Sustainability Mobility at Earth Institute (and one of the presenters at GreenBiz.com’s VERGE event last June) — but freeing people from driving could give them an extra hour a day, which he valued at $12,500 a year, or half the price of a car.

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