Founded by Robert Hoevers and Chris Klok, startup Squad Mobility is introducing a solar-powered electric car, which goes by the name of Squad Solar City Car.
Based in Amsterdam, the company committed to make a sustainable, solar-powered car that was as accessible to everyone, so didn’t remain available only for just a few privileged. That’s the reason behind its surprisingly low price (in comparison with other eco-friendly cars on the market): the Squad Solar City Car is priced at €5,750 EUR, that is about $6,800 USD.
The small electric car features a solar panel on the roof through which the vehicle can charge itself up in direct sunlight, allowing it to run for 20km or 12 miles per day. According to the company’s website, these figures correspond to Europe’s weather, and they include northern countries like The Netherlands.
In case of emergency though, the Squad Solar City Car also comes with a portable, swappable battery, which is also very easy to power-up. The vehicle can fit two passengers, making it a great alternative for city life or taking short city trips. Reaching a maximum speed of 45km/h (28 mph), it’s easily driven and parked like a scooter 一it’s road tax free too.
Squad Mobility describes the vehicle as 100% sustainable, as it’s emission free (no CO2, no smog, NOx, SOx or particulate matter), wireless, silent and automatic. The first commercial prototype will arrive next September and its official production is scheduled to start by the end of next year.
If you are based in Europe, you can already pre-order your own Squad Solar City Car here. Discover the future of smart mobility and meet other innovative prototypes, like the MINI Vision Urbanaut, Airo and the Pal-V Liberty.