Autoland has gained a new name. Humble Motors has settled in Los Angeles, which has set itself the goal of producing the first SUV that can run purely on solar energy.
The Dutch Lightyear One seems to be facing serious competition. Humble Motors, founded in October 2020 by one Dima Steesy, wants to build the world’s first SUV that generates the energy required for its electric powertrain using solar cells. Humble Motors, which presents itself as a ‘tech company’ and is still eagerly looking for investors, releases the first information and photos of the One, Humbles intended first model.
Humble Motors One
The Humble One is an SUV with an aggressive nose, so called recessed handles suicide doors and a slightly interchangeable back. The car has, among other things, solar cells on the roof, but according to Humble Motors it will also get ‘fold-out wings’ to enjoy the sun’s rays even more. Depending on the amount of sun, the car should be able to recharge around 30 to 95 kilometers of range every day in this way. Humble Motors scatters more digits from its five-seater SUV. For example, the One must be strong up to 1,035 hp and the unspecified battery pack must be good for a total range of over 800 kilometers. No sun ‘in the neighborhood’? Not a problem, according to Humble Motors. The One can also be charged at home on the charger and via regular charging points.
According to the manufacturer, the Humble Motors team consists of bright minds who have gained experience at Ford, Ferrari and even in Formula 1. For example, the company would have attracted a former designer of a Formula 1 car and the former Head of Fuel Cells of Ford.
The Humble One can already be booked online. Those interested can make a deposit of $ 300. Humble Motors hopes to deliver its first cars in 2025. The expected starting price: converted around € 93,000.