Humble Motors is one of the latest carmakers to join the electric car bandwagon with an upcoming electric SUV that is known as the Humble One.
The SUV stands out of the crowd since it uses technology that is currently not being utilized in the mainstream as of yet.
The Humble One uses solar energy to generate power for its electric motor that will provide the car with a range of around 96 km.
The company believe that solar is the future of mobility and that solar propelled EVs will be the next big step in tackling carbon neutrality.
While the SUV has only been revealed in a concept form, here is a list of top things that one needs to know about the Humble One –
- World’s First Solar-Powered Electric SUV
- Specifications – The Humble One gets over 80 square feet of engineered photovoltaic cells mounted on its roof which will generate enough electrical power to increase the driving range by about 96 kilometres per day.
- Expected Launch – The Humble One has already received over $20 million in reserved pre-orders, which is roughly around Rs 146 crore! However, the car isn’t expected to enter production before 2024.
- Price – The carmaker claims that the pricing for the electric SUV will start from about $109,000, which translates to over Rs 81 lakh when converted to Indian currency.
Replacing the glass roof with photovoltaic cells is not the only thing that is supposed to make the Humble One efficient. The others are lightweight and an aerodynamic shape. However this does not mean that it will not feature the standard AC and DC charging options.
Reference- Inside EVs, Ev Obsession, HT Auto, Autocar India