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Dutch mobility start-up Squad Mobility has unveiled a two-seater compact city car that charges itself on solar energy called the SQUAD Solar City Car. The SQUAD will be available in 2023 from € 6250 (ex VAT) and can be pre-ordered now.
The solar panel on the roof provides a range up to 20 km on sunny days in Europe. Portable batteries offer an extra range of 100 km.
With a footprint of only 2,4 m2 three SQUADS can park in one parking place.
The SQUAD Solar City Car is available for both private and shared mobility use.
In a press statement, the company says: ‘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’.
It adds: ‘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’.
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.