After several years of development, the Danish company Squad Mobility successfully completed its most promising project started in 2019. If everything goes as planned, they will launch their two-seater solar buggy on the market later this year and in 2025.
This electric vehicle, powered by a set of photovoltaic panels on its roof, not only stands out for its energy appeal, but also for its affordability, as it is a 6000 euro car and offers an impressive range of up to 100 km, making it a very attractive option for getting around the city.
Buggy Solar City: a 6000 euro car that promises
This completely electric buggy is characterized by its simple mechanics, connected to the rear axle and equipped with two electric motors , whose combined power could reach up to four or six kW. However, its distinctive feature lies in the incorporation of photovoltaic panels on the roof , designed to reduce dependence on conventional charging. In this way, sufficient autonomy is achieved to complete multiple daily trips.
Although Squad Mobility was founded in 2019, its creators, Robert Hoevers and Chris Klok, have extensive experience researching solar-powered vehicles , thanks to their involvement in the ill-fated Lightyear One sedan project. The Solar City buggy is expected to incorporate the innovations that made the Lightyear One an option with great potential.
It is important to mention that each unit planned for production can house up to a maximum of four lithium-ion batteries of 1.6 kWh each. With all batteries installed, the maximum range reaches 100 km. However, a peculiarity of this vehicle is its flexibility, since it allows unnecessary batteries to be easily removed for those users who prefer to have a larger cargo space. Consequently, this vehicle is presented as an option that can adjust its autonomy according to the user’s needs.
In Europe, this vehicle will obtain L6e or L7 approval, with maximum speeds of 45 km/h or 70 km/h, depending on the version chosen. In any case, it is a car that incorporates various safety solutions, a notable example being the reinforcement cage that covers the entire body to provide protection to the occupants in the event of an accident.
The first deliveries of the commercial edition called Pioneer (limited to 900 units) are expected to take place sometime in 2025. This vehicle will be available at a price of $6,250 (5,650 euros) before taxes , establishing itself as one of the most affordable electric cars on the market .
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