Squad Mobility showed the cheapest solar powered electric carNovember 26, 2019
Squad Mobility is a Dutch startup founded by two former Lightyear employees. The company has released the latest compact and affordable solar-powered electric car. The car was created as the main competitor of Renault Twizy, it will be sold at a price of about 5,750 euros. It is expected that the electric car will go on sale in the year 2021. At the moment, only European customers can order it.
The car was developed mainly for urban use, and Robert Hovers, who holds the post of CEO of Squad Mobility, claims that its solar cell roof can restore up to 9 thousand km of range per year in a sunny country. It turns out that this is approximately 30 km per day for 300 days.
Customers also have the opportunity to order a larger battery, which will be able to charge from a wall outlet. The maximum speed of the car in the basic version reaches 45 km / h, but the company plans to offer a faster model with a limit of 80 km / h.
The car has two seats for adults, as well as two seats for children up to 1.25 meters tall, located above the rear axle. It is worth noting that the style of the electric car is intentionally minimalistic and includes only the necessary body volume, which helps to avoid adverse weather conditions.
Squad is based on a compact all-electric platform, covering an area of only 2 meters. It is noted that this will allow parking of up to four vehicles in a standard parking space. The Dutch brand has also developed a model for cargo delivery with additional storage space at the rear.
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