There must be something in the water, right? California seems to be the hub for revolutionary ideas regarding the future of mobility. Some big names have already changed the way we approach the concept of cars. The next wave of electric startups is here too and they dare to make it bigger and better. While electricity is indeed the future, the basic fundamentals that revolve around it still include heavy and large batteries and motors, and of course the need to charge them. Fast chargers may be the only fly in the ointment when it comes to electric vehicles, despite the charging system, but there is a solution for that.
California-based electric vehicle start-up Humble Motors has unveiled its new crossover SUV called the humble. The biggest talking point of the One is the solar roof. Humble Motors has thrown the usual glass roof overboard and used a solar roof that has more than 30 square meters of technical photovoltaic cells that capture sunlight and convert it into energy. This generates enough electrical power to increase range by nearly 60 miles per day.
The Humble One Concept SUV is radical in its approach and also in its design. It’s not a huge car, 198 inches long and weighing about 4,000 pounds. In contrast to the huge and heavy Tesla and the other electric vehicles, the Humble One was packed as lightly as possible. This philosophy stems from the company itself, whose founders are a Formula 1 racing car designer, a physicist who led Fuel Cells at Ford, and a technology entrepreneur.
Humble fundamentally believes in solar cells and their inclusion in roofs, doors and windows creates more range and more efficiency as well as weight reduction. In terms of range – the usual bugbear with electric vehicles – expect around 500 miles most of the time in the Humble One. The car also has “folding solar array wings,” while the company claims it can charge up to 60 miles (97 km) range during the day. Of course there are also AC and DC charging options. The most important thing, however, is that you can drive it without the constant need for charging stations. This could be a revolutionary step in reducing EV’s reliance on charging and being off-grid.
With a claimed 1020 horsepower and a drag coefficient of 0.25, it’s fast too. Be lighter than one Tesla Model X plaid Still, owning the same amount would mean the Humble can pull out pretty much anything out there. Of course, you can buy a Tesla Model X now, and the Humble One is still a few years away, but among most emerging electric startups, it has the strongest support and looks appealing on paper.
Humble has already received more than $ 20 million in reserved pre-orders, and its U.S. reservations have shot through the roof. The car would be a 5 seater and would have a minimalist but feature-rich cabin with a large touchscreen system – as is the norm these days. Production should begin in 2024, with start expected a year later. We expected prices to start at $ 109,000. The electric car game is indeed in full swing and that’s because of the sun itself!