SQUAD SOLAR CAR

The future of sustainable urban mobility

Squad is an affordable Solar Car for daily (sub)urban mobility.

A solution for urban emissions and congestion.

Park like a scooter, avoid traffic, road tax and congestion charge.

Squad* offers an affordable, dry, quick and sustainable solution for your daily mobility needs. Commuting to work, bringing the kids to school and doing groceries, without the cost and hassle of parking, traffic, and congestion charge. Very safe and stable with 4 wheels, roll cage and belts, so no helmet needed.

*Squad = S(olar)quad(ricycle)

A Solar Car charges itself

Squad Solar City Car MaaS solar charging
Zero emissions & sustainability
The Squad charges her energy directly from the sun, which is 100% sustainable, no (CO2, NOx, SOx and particulate matter) emissions (from well to wheel), clean, silent and free of cost.

Electric vehicles charge their batteries from the grid and therefor that energy is usually not completely from renewable sources. Solar charging is free, wireless and automatic. Not only free for the user but also for the community because Squad doesn’t need a special charging infrastructure.

By leapfrogging the grid and through the ultra local energy generation on the roof of the car, many inefficiencies of the grid are avoided such as AC-DC transformations, storage and transportation. De Squad combines energy generation, storage and usage in one single product.

The Squad is lightweight for efficiency reasons but using less materials is also the basis for affordability and sustainability as well. We use recycled materials where possible and always look at the sustainability of the resources we use.

Solar-Electric Vehicle
Squad is a self-charging  Solar-Electric Vehicle.  The roof is covered with solar cells directly charging it’s on-board batteries, each day and every day of the year, while driving and when parked, throughout its whole life cycle. Even in northern countries like The Netherlands the sun gives significant energy for normal urban usage. The solar panel can charge up to 20 km per day in Europe while the average micro car user drives around 12 km per day.

The solar PV cells work in any light, also in the shade. The vehicle is powered by electric motors and portable batteries so it also works in the night, in winter or indoors . When extra range is needed, the batteries can be charged directly from a power socket or taken inside to charge in-home.

Wireless auto-charging & car sharing platforms
The solar cells directly and automatically self-charge it’s on-board battery throughout it’s life-cycle.

The batteries are portable and exchangeable, ideal for car sharing platforms.

Squad can be operated in any city, village or suburb, anywhere in the world, independent from special charging infrastructure, charging stations or special plugs.

Squad City Car for easy parking

Minimal space footprint. Congestion & parking solution
Congestion and parking in cities is a growing problem worldwide. One of the main reasons is that our choice of transport doesn’t always fit our exact need efficiently. For example when we use an SUV for our daily mobility needs when an SUV is better suited for family travel and holidays. An average car has a stationary footprint of around 10 m2, a very inefficient use of the valuable and scarce space in city centers.  A Squad has a footprint of 2 m2, a 500% improvement of used space compared to a car. 4 Squads can park on 1 car parking spot. In most cities parking the Squad on the curb or special scooter parking places is allowed.
Quick through congestion & traffic
With a footprint of 1 x 2 meter or 2 m2, a Squad has 20% of the footprint of a car. The width of 1 meter and speed of 45 km/h allows for quick and easy maneuvering though the city and avoiding traffic by using of bicycle paths in/and or outside of cities. Also e.g. road blockages due to loading and unloading of trucks in city centers can easily be circumvented.
Affordable to own, lease or pay per use (MaaS)
Squad is an affordable solution for most consumers with a retail price starting at 5750 € ex. vat or through a monthly lease offering or subscription.
Squad is specifically designed for sharing and MaaS (Mobility as a Service) platforms for (sub)urban mobility. Engineering of the Squad is focused on ruggedness, low maintenance and durability in urban use.

Furthermore, there will be no parking fees in most cities, no road tax, low insurance fees and no congestion charge where applicable.

No car drivers license is needed, no helmet etc. which make the Squad very accessible.

A Solar Car for everyone

Dry, wind & weatherproof
Squad offers a dry and weatherproof solution with a roof, windshield, floor and optional half or full size doors with windows. The doors can be easily removed for those nice summer days.  Air-conditioning is offered as an option, only in combination with full doors. Doors can also be ordered in a later stage when needed.
Two person + children, seniors
The Squad offers a 2 person solution with storage in the back.  Optional seats for small children will be available on future L7 versions . Most personal urban mobility needs are met with these basic features.

Squad will have a modular design with options for young parents, seniors and disabled as well

Safety
Squad is a very safe solution in it’s class. With 4 wheels it is stable, also during rain and snow, over tram rails and curbs. Because of the high commanding seating position, there is good visibility over and by other traffic. The full roll cage offers good protection against roll over events and side impact protection. Squad has seat belts so no helmet is needed.
Comfort
The Squad has a comfortable seating position with easy & quick access, no saddle pain, wrist pain and back pain, also during longer commutes.

The dashboard offers smartphone integration for navigation and communication

Technical specifications
Homologation L6e
Frame Tubular roll cage
Passengers 2 persons
Rear bench 2 children upto 1.25 meter (L7 version)
Storage 68 L  /  243 L (Cargo)
Dimensions
Length 2000 mm
Width 1000 mm
Height 1600 mm
Performance
Max speed 45 km/h
Suspension 4 wheel independent
Motors 2 x in-Wheel RWD
Power 2 x 2kW (total 4kW)
Batteries 2 x portable Li-ion
Charging Solar & 220 V
Turning circle 6 meter
Regeneration Yes
Gearing Fwd | Reverse
Batteries
Dimensions Portable 2 x
Chemistry Li-ion
Battery range 50 km per Batt*
Max. Batt. Range 100 km +*
Solar Range 20 km / day
Charging Solar & 220V
Regeneration Yes
*exclusive solar
Safety
Brakes 4 wheel disks
parking brake
Belts All seats
Lighting Front & Rear
Turning lights

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Reserve your Squad

19 May 2020
We have expanded the pre-order options for the Squad.

We have the regular production Squad reservation available for € 50, the Pioneer version for € 500 for production numbers 101 to 1000 and the Squad Signature Edition of € 5000 for the first 100 in production. The Squad Signature Edition has the longest range with double batteries.

The reservation fee is fully refundable at any time before the actual purchase of your Squad except for a 3% administration and payment provider fee.

Squad production is scheduled to begin in the last quarter of 2021. When production begins, we will begin deliveries in Europe starting in the Netherlands, moving east and south.

After you have paid your pre-order, we will reach out to you before production. You will then be able to configure your squad with your desired colors, options and finalize your purchase.

Squad Pre-Order

Management Team & Founders

Squadbike is founded by a very experienced team of automotive professionals with more than 40 years of combined experience with product development and automotive innovations
Robert Hoevers

Robert Hoevers

CEO

Robert Hoevers MSc, former GM at A1GP Netherlands and one of the initiators of the FIA Formula E. Robert joined team China Racing which was later sold to NIO.  He was one of the early employees at the Lightyear Solar Car project and was responsible for commerce, business development and government relations. Robert was the creator of the multi million Euro partnership with LeasePlan and the tax exemption for Solar cars in the Dutch climate accord.

At Squad Mobility, next to general operations as CEO, Robert is responsible for sales & marketing.

Chris Klok

Chris Klok

Chief of Design

Chris Klok MSc MTD has a broad experience in developing mobility products, from two- to four-wheeled vehicles. He has developed advanced interior concepts for Renault, motorcycles for Piaggio and played an important role in the development of the PAL-V flying car, being responsible for systems integration and styling. Before starting Squad, Chris was the chief vehicle engineer at Lightyear, technically in charge of the complete engineering and prototyping team.

At Squad Mobility, Chris is responsible for Research and Development.

News

Squad Solar Car

Squad Solar Car

Amsterdam, the Netherlands Squad Mobility has unveiled the Squad: a  2-person Solar Car for daily (sub)urban mobility. The Squad (Solar Quad) is being developed by two ex-Lightyear employees who share a desire to develop an affordable Solar Car for a large group of...

Mobility as a Service (MaaS)

Squad Mobility develops new urban mobility concepts. Solar-Electric personal or utility mobility solutions that are both emission free as well as a solution to the urban congestion problem.

Squads are particularly designed for Mobility as a Service (MaaS).

Shared mobility users needs;

  • Easy access, easy ingress
  • Easy intuitive operation
  • Safe, no helmet needed
  • Intrinsically stable 4-wheel
  • Easy parking anywhere
  • Quick through traffic

Cities demand;

  • Small footprint & space claim
  • Emission free | sustainable design & production
  • Independent from charging infrastructure
  • Charging with regular power infrastructure

Operators appreciate;

  • Low Capex
  • Solar-electric, self charging
  • Exchangeable batteries
  • High durability, rugged design
  • Cargo version
  • Customizable to your platform, contact us for the possibilities

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