Don’t judge this solar car by its size alone

How would you like to drive a car that runs on sunlight? Sounds cool, right? So this is the Solar City micro EV Squad mobility can do for you. It is a small, cheap and green car that can drive through city streets without using gas. And the best part is that it will be released in 2025.

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Don't judge this solar car by its size alone

Solar City Vehicle (Squad Mobility) (Kurt “Cyberguy” Knutson)

Solar powered car by the numbers

Imagine driving a small car that runs on sunlight. That's what these cars are all about. They have solar panels on the roof that can go 19 miles on a sunny day, depending on where you are. The Squad is also capable of a top speed of 25 mph, which isn't bad for a solar car.

Don't judge this solar car by its size alone

Solar panels on the roof of the car (Squad Mobility) (Kurt “Cyberguy” Knutson)

But what if you need to go further or faster? No problem. These machines also have batteries that you can charge and replace. Each vehicle can hold up to four batteries, giving you a range of 62 miles.

Don't judge this solar car by its size alone

Squad Batteries (Squad Mobility) (Kurt “Cyberguy” Knutson)

And they have plenty of room for your belongings, with 168 liters of storage space. They also have two rear-wheel motors, two doors, tires, seat belts, and four-wheel disc brakes and parking brakes. The (LSV/L6) model can accommodate two people, and the (L7) model can accommodate four people.

Don't judge this solar car by its size alone

Squad seats and safety belts (Squad Mobility) (Kurt “Cyberguy” Knutson)

They also offer easy parking in tight city spaces and quick maneuvering through traffic.

Don't judge this solar car by its size alone

Taking the squad to the parking space (Squad Mobility) (Kurt “Cyberguy” Knutson)

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No need to worry about plugging in your solar car

Squad solar cars work differently from conventional electric cars. These cars are charged every day for their lifetime. When the battery is full, it can no longer charge. But most users find that daily consumption and solar charging are well balanced. On average, microcars drive about 7.5 miles per day, and the Squad's solar panel can charge 13.7 miles per day.

Don't judge this solar car by its size alone

Squad cars on the parking lot (Squad Mobility) (Kurt “Cyberguy” Knutson)

Solar car safety and rules

Squad vehicles are designed with safety in mind. According to the company, the Solar City vehicle has several safety features such as:

  • A steel chassis that protects passengers from collisions and collisions
  • A roll cage that prevents the roof from collapsing in the event of a rollover
  • A seat belt and airbag system that reduces the risk of injury in the event of an accident
  • Rear view camera and parking sensors that help the driver maneuver in tight spaces and avoid obstacles
  • A digital dashboard that displays speed, battery level, solar power and other information
  • GPS navigation and Bluetooth connectivity that allows the driver to access maps, music and phone calls
Don't judge this solar car by its size alone

Squad Mobility Wall (Kurt “Cyberguy” Knutson)


Meeting city demands with solar powered vehicles

Cities around the world face significant challenges related to space, emissions and charging infrastructure. Squad responds to these concerns with its commitment to:

  • A small vehicle footprint that optimizes scarce public space
  • Zero emissions, sustainable design and manufacturing
  • Independence from traditional charging infrastructure
  • Solar and regular electricity infrastructure charging options

Squad: In the core of the sun

All Squad vehicles, both current and future models, are equipped with integrated solar PV panels. This commitment to solar power ensures that every vehicle on the road is a solar vehicle. The team doesn't just stop at the current offerings. The company is actively developing the four-seater L7 model, which will serve families with children. This strategic move will keep the squad's size and weight low for efficiency.

Solar car price

The Solar City car is expected to cost around $6,250 before taxes and will be available in the US in 2025.

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Kurt's key

What if you could drive around town in a sleek, solar-powered car? That's the vision of Squad, a company that reimagines urban traffic with its innovative solar cars. Squad wants to make transportation more sustainable, efficient and fun for everyone.

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