After three years of hard work, today we proudly present the SQUAD Solar City Car: a two-seater compact city car that charges itself on solar energy. The SQUAD will be available in 2023 from € 6250 (ex VAT) and can be pre-ordered now. SQUAD is a Dutch innovation, designed to make solar-powered mobility accessible for everyone.
Squad Mobility was founded in 2019 by Robert Hoevers and Chris Klok. Both are former Lightyear employees with a long track record in the motorcycle and automotive industries. Based on a shared dream to make solar-powered mobility widely available and affordable, they have developed the SQUAD Solar City Car. Optimized for both private and shared mobility use. For further information see the IDTechEx report on Advanced Electric Cars 2020-2040.
Easy going from age 16+
The SQUAD bridges the gap between cars and two-wheelers. A city car that you can drive from the age of 16. Easy to operate, drive and park. No more parking hassle, traffic jams or range anxiety. The solar panel on the roof provides a range up to 20 km on sunny days (Europe). With portable batteries for an extra range of 100 km.
Affordable for many
For the SQUAD, filling up the tank means letting the sun do its job or charging the portable batteries at a regular socket. With the low purchase or lease price and low monthly costs, the SQUAD will be affordable for many. As a shared vehicle, the SQUAD becomes even more accessible to get you dry, safe and comfortably from A to B.
Safe & Secure
Squad is a light electric vehicle that fits into the EU vehicle category L6e. Safety is guaranteed thanks to the strong roll cage that protects you on all sides. The SQUAD is also equipped with three-point seat belts and a full crash structure at the front and rear. And because it's a car-like experience, it feels secure at night or in deserted places.
Comfort for two
The Solar City car is surprisingly spacious on the inside and offers enough room for two (tall) people plus luggage. Like a small living room on wheels with two comfortable chairs, large windows for a panoramic view, a well-arranged dashboard with space for your bag or laptop, cup holders, a phone holder and a USB charger. Getting you dry and safe to your destination.
Optimized for sharing
The SQUAD is optimized for sharing platforms. It is designed to withstand the wear and tear of heavy use. The small-sized two-seater is easy to access, operate and park. With a footprint of only 2,4 m2 you can park three SQUADS in one parking place. The vehicle charges automatically on sunlight and includes swappable batteries.
Combining low CAPEX and OPEX with the capability of remote diagnosis, SQUAD provides essential vehicle data 24/7 for efficient fleet management. Both the interior and exterior are easy to clean, while broken parts are easy to replace. The wheels act as natural bumpers, preventing damage to body parts. An extra option is the SQUAD battery wall for quickly changing and charging the batteries.
The SQUAD Solar City Car is available for pre-order. Sharing operators are invited to get in contact with Squad Mobility for customized designs and offers.
Source and top image: Squad Mobility