Have you ever wondered what the car of the future may look like? Look no farther than the EN-V (pronounced envy) which stands for Electric Network Vehicle. This is GM's version of the electric car but it's more like half smart car - half segway. This small car is slow (it goes about 20 mph right now) but it can do a lot. It uses geo-awareness to automatically park and if you're feeling especially lazy or for some reason cannot drive yourself home, you can also choose to automatically follow another EN-V — the sensors ensure you move in the same direction and constantly retain a safe distance from the EN-V in front of you.
This car isn't for sale yet and may not be for a while but someday it will be. GM predicts that in roughly 20 years, 80% of the world’s population will live in urban areas meaning congestion, parking and environmental issues will become major problems. This battery operated car, that is roughly 1/6 the size of a normal car, will hopefully change all that. And they are going to be affordable, given their small bodies, light weight, and little need for gas.
Would you ever buy one of these cars? Do you prefer these cars or a more standard electric car? What will these cars mean for mechanics?