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GM’s EN-V 2.0 concept provides a vision of future urban mobility (Photo: GM)

General Motors showed a new version of its EN-V 2.0 mobility concept at the Beijing auto show, underlining the auto industry's resolve to address the changing requirement of mostly urban car drivers.

"The EN-V 2.0 concept would use technologies such as the mobility internet, electrification and telematics to help change the automotive landscape and ensure a sustainable future for our industry,” said Kevin Wale, president of GM China.

The US carmaker first showed the EN-V concept car at the World Expo in Shanghai in 2010. The version unveiled in Beijing is a further evolution of that model.

The two-seat electric vehicle is designed to showcase the possibilities of electrification and connectivity, GM said. The car demonstrates ways to deal with traffic congestion, parking availability, air quality and affordability in urban environments.

GM plans to use EN-V 2.0 prototype models in pilot studies throughout China.