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For our final round of coverage from CES 2011 we take a spin the in the GM EN-V personal mobility concept. Part Segway, part self-driving car pod, the EN-V feels like its arrived directly from the future of transportation.

Category: GM, Concept, CES

Tags: ces 2011, en v, en-v, env, general motors, gm
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you can knock it all you want but the fact is eventually at the rate we are consuming it all fossil fuels will be done,(I'm kinder wishing it would happen sooner), when that happens I will like to see what purpose all your 4wheel drives, rear wheel drives, mustangs,trucks, or what ever fossil fuel vehicles you own have will serve then. ah nice lawn ornaments. Human nature always afraid of change and people are always quick to dismiss new ideas at a whim, humans never change unless they have no choice or been force to do so, whether you like it or not eventually you might not be able to drive any fossil fuel vehicles in cities anymore, take manhatten some roads are already closed off to traffic,signs of things to come, and for those worring about crashing and caskets, i don't think regular size vehicles will be allowed in areas where these vehicles operates, look ma, NewYork City new bus lanes, bike lanes, and they are painted brown, green, figure it out.if it make the city money they will do it besides its from GM (American).

February 28 2011 at 12:21 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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Bob Webster

The US alone has hundreds of years of fossil fuels (oil, coal, natural gas) and it is absurd to think that in that time the enormous advances in technology (given we have inexpensive fuel and electricity) will not find far better and more efficient means of dealing with the eventual inability to find sufficient fossil fuel to generate power and fuel vehicles. The notion that it has to be done NOW is simply uneducated hogwash.

Bob Webster

March 13 2011 at 6:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Stop procrastinating. If we keep thinking "why bother, we still have fossil fuel", when we run out, we'll be ****-out-of-luck. I mean, even in unrealistic senarios, we couldn't even leave the planet to search for more, since all our space transports also use fossil fuels.

Rome wasn't built in a day.

May 31 2011 at 3:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down

#1. They look expensive. #2. They look too complicated. They need to make them cheaper and simpler. Forget all the fancy hi-tech gizmos and make something simple and cheap. Really all someone needs is an enclosed golf cart. I've seen some really nice smaller electric cars on the internet. They'll beat the pants off these overpriced high priced gadgets. And by the way, you need something that can go 45 miles an hour and last for 40 miles if you want it to be successful in mid sized and small cities where a lot of people live. 25 miles an hour is too slow.

February 27 2011 at 10:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Excellent idea! However, your pix are not coming through, and the audal is interrupted each second. . . . please peruse and perfect this communication.

I am very interested in this concept. Could be wonderful for neighborhood gad-a-bouting .. especially if larger vehicles are not a threat in that hood.

A protective barrier such as a roll-over-pipes could encage around & over to add weight/stability & protection. The GREENER the better.

Hope to see this in it's perfected rendition soon.

Thank you,

February 19 2011 at 7:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
james knauff

What about hills? San Francisco would be difficult. Perhaps at Disney inspired Celebration, FL where it is flat and homogenized. New communities like Celebration could be retro fitted effectively and efficiently.

February 14 2011 at 5:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bob Webster

They've had these for years and use them in many of the newer communities in the South. They're called, electric golf carts. A good cart can carry four people plus baggage.

I doubt there will be very much EN-V envy.

February 14 2011 at 4:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ruth Sanders

If anything was said about price, I missed it. This would be perfect for handicapped people. I have a son that would LOVE it. I need to listen again to the video to see if they said anything about price. The mobility unit he has been using (electric/batteries) cost in the range of $6000.

February 14 2011 at 2:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

110 years ago people were arguing that the "Horseless Carriage" would never take off......

February 14 2011 at 12:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Albert M. Mora


February 14 2011 at 7:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This is what GM did with the money our D.A.N. president sent them, thats great, what a waste of our money. GM sucks.

February 14 2011 at 5:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

comments from company thinking of buying this vehicle, EMPLOYEE: hey boss isint this futureistic electric car cool? I think we should get one! EMPLOYER: great idea chuck why don't you run out and get us one and while your at it can you order us a wood burner to put in here so we can burn some hundred dollar bills to keep warm, it's getting mighty cold in here! EMPLOYEE: What kind of wood burner would you like boss?

February 14 2011 at 5:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply


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