Squad’s solar-powered mini electric car gets new options, more solar power

Amsterdam-based Squad Mobility’s solar powered electric two-seater quickly caught our fancy the last time we covered it . Now the Squad Solar City Car is back with updated design options for the solar-powered microcar. It’s not on the market yet, but the Squad Solar City Car is headed that way with European homologation on the horizon. The four-wheeler offers seating for two and comes in two versions with different speeds. An L6e version is limited to just 45 km/h (28 mph), while a more powerful L7 version should hit speeds of 80 km/h (50 mph). These classifications mean that in much of Europe, drivers will be able to take advantage of a number of cost and tax benefits, including no congestion charge, no road tax, no parking fees, lower insurance rates, and not even needing a drivers’ license in many markets. And with rooftop-mounted solar panels, charging could be done inexpensively or perhaps for free, depending on the length of one’s daily commute. Squad’s solar-powered mini electric car gets new options, more solar power Of course these mini-EVs aren’t highway vehicles, but they could be great for city and suburban travel, especially on the many winding and narrow streets […]

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