Video: Ride along in this solar-powered two-seaterS. Himmelstein | May 17, 2022
An environmentally sustainable, solar-powered solution has been engineered by Dutch startup Squad Mobility as a daily driver. The Squad is designed as a safe, stable two-seater microcar to provide solar-driven urban mobility.
Equipped with a tubular-aluminum roll cage, the two-door vehicle measures just 2 m (6.6 ft) long by 1.2 m (3.9 ft) wide by 1.6 m (5.2 ft) tall. Two 2 kW in-wheel rear motors power the Squad to a top speed of 45 km/h (28 mph) and swappable lithium-ion batteries offer a range up to 100 km (62 miles). Range can be extended by 20 km (12 miles) on a typical European summer day by means of roof-integrated solar panels.
The Squad is intended to meet the 12 km/day (7.5 miles/day) travel needs of a typical urban commuter. Users requiring greater range need only remove and charge the battery with a standard 220 V outlet.
The solar-powered car is specifically designed for sharing and mobility as a service platforms, with a retail price starting at €6,250 (about $6,500).