SQUAD world’s first solar city car to make US debut at CES 2023
Las Vegas, 6 Dec 2022 – WORLD’S FIRST SOLAR CITY CAR making her USA debut on the CES Las Vegas. As part of the Dutch delegation, the SQUAD will be on display at the Venetian Expo, Level 2 Hall A-D, Booth nr. 55332.
SQUAD is a compact city car that charges itself on direct solar energy through an integrated solar panel on the roof. The SQUAD will be available in 2024 starting at $ 6250 (ex. tax) and can be pre-ordered now. Pre-orders outside of Europe are free. SQUAD is a Dutch innovation, designed to make solar-powered mobility accessible for everyone.
After three years of hard work, Squad Mobility presented the SQUAD Solar City Car earlier this year. A two-seater compact city car that charges itself on solar energy. SQUAD is a Dutch innovation, designed to make solar-powered mobility accessible for everyone.
Free energy from the Sun
The solar panel on the roof charges up to 22 km/13,6 mi extra range on sunny days in the Netherlands and up to 31 km/19,2 mi in Las Vegas. The swappable and portable batteries provide a range of 100 km / 62 mi excluding solar. With an average solar range of 13 mi per day most users won’t even have to charge at all in a sunny city like Las Vegas.
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.
Coming to the USA
“We are seeing a tremendous interest from the USA, specifically for markets such as sharing platforms, gated communities, campuses, (seaside) resorts, tourism, company terrains, hotels & resorts, amusement parks and inner-city services”Robert Hoevers
At the CES, Squad hopes to meet potential partners for the USA as well as Investors, B2B clients and Media.
“Energy generation, storage and usage in one single product, offering independence and freedom, we believe that US customers love that concept”.Robert
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.
Squad is a light electric vehicle that fits into the USA LSV (Low Speed Vehicle) or 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.