Squad Mobility's compact solar car for small communities @ CES 2024 - Show Notes

Squad Mobility's compact solar car for small communities @ CES 2024

Saturday Jun 15, 2024 (00:09:44)

Description

The Squad Community, a compact solar city car solution, as presented by CEO Robert Hoovers of Squad Mobility, offers a sustainable and affordable transportation option for urban and suburban areas. The vehicle, which is only 2 meters long and equipped with a solar panel on top, is designed for short-distance travel within communities, resorts, campuses, and gated neighborhoods.

Compact solar city car solution

One of the key advantages of the Squad Community is its reliance on solar power for charging. In sunny locations like Las Vegas or Tampa, the vehicle can charge up to 30 km per day, exceeding the average daily usage of 12 km for small vehicles. This means that owners in sunny regions may never have to worry about charging their vehicle, making it a convenient and cost-effective option for daily commuting and errands.

Furthermore, the efficiency of the Squad Community is highlighted by its lightweight design and compact size. Weighing only 350 kilograms, the vehicle is easy to maneuver and park in urban environments where space is limited. The use of solar power technology also adds to the efficiency of the vehicle, providing an additional 30 kilometers of range in sunny locations like Las Vegas. This combination of lightweight design and solar power technology makes the Squad Mobility car a practical and efficient option for daily commuting and short trips within urban areas.

Sustainability at the forefront

The Squad Community also addresses the need for sustainable transportation solutions in densely populated areas. With increasing concerns about air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, electric and solar-powered vehicles offer a cleaner and greener alternative to traditional cars. By reducing reliance on fossil fuels and promoting renewable energy sources, the Squad Community contributes to a more environmentally friendly transportation system.

By utilizing solar power technology and swappable batteries, the vehicle reduces its carbon footprint and reliance on fossil fuels. This eco-friendly approach aligns with the growing trend towards sustainable transportation options and addresses the environmental concerns associated with traditional gasoline-powered vehicles. As cities and communities continue to prioritize sustainability and reduce emissions, the Squad Community presents a viable solution for individuals looking to reduce their impact on the environment while still enjoying the convenience of personal transportation.

Conclusion: An affordable option for small communities

In terms of market availability, Squad Mobility is currently accepting pre-orders for the Squad Community, with plans to begin production and assembly in the U.S. market within the next year. The company has received significant interest from communities in states like Florida, California, Nevada, and Arizona, where golf cart neighborhoods and gated communities are prevalent. This indicates a growing demand for sustainable and practical transportation options in residential areas. With a starting price of $6,500 for the base model without doors, the compact solar city car provides an accessible and eco-friendly alternative to traditional gas-powered vehicles.

Overall, the Squad Community solution presented by Squad Mobility offers a promising solution to the challenges of urban mobility and environmental sustainability. By combining compact design, solar power technology, and affordability, the vehicle provides a practical and eco-friendly transportation option for individuals living in communities and neighborhoods. As the market for electric and solar-powered vehicles continues to grow, the Squad Community represents a step towards a more sustainable future in transportation.

Interview by Scott Ertz of F5 Live: Refreshing Technology.

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Scott Ertz

Host, Episode Author

Scott is a developer who has worked on projects of varying sizes, including all of the PLUGHITZ Corporation properties. He is also known in the gaming world for his time supporting the rhythm game community, through DDRLover and hosting tournaments throughout the Tampa Bay Area. Currently, when he is not working on software projects or hosting F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, Scott can often be found returning to his high school days working with the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), mentoring teams and helping with ROBOTICON Tampa Bay. He has also helped found a student software learning group, the ASCII Warriors, currently housed at AMRoC Fab Lab.

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