New Totally Solar SUV Concept That's Hot
California Startup Humble Motors' The Humble One
More Than $20 Million in Pre-Orders
California-based startup Humble Motors has unveiled a solar roof concept SUV that they call the Humble One or One, for short. The vehicle has 80 square feet of highly advanced photovoltaic cells on the roof that capture sunlight and turn it into electricity to power the vehicle for a range of 60 miles per day. That is good enough for many urban commutes.
Hot New Entry into the Solar Car Market
The One SUV has 4 doors and is roomy enough to carry four passengers. It is 198 inches long and weighs 4,000 pound. It is engineered to be as lightweight as possible. Humble Motors is calling it the world's first, totally solar powered SUV. It's a hot vehicle with more than $20 million in pre-orders. In February 2021, One orders grew 426% in the US, while US EV sales increased only 12%. Humble One's price is not so humble. It starts at $109,000 with vehicle deliveries beginning in early 2024.
Humble Motors is devoted to building solar powered cars. The management team believes that solar power is the future of mobility and that the next big step to tackling carbon neutrality in the transportation ecosystem will come with the widespread use of solar powered cars.