Sono Motors has announced it has signed a letter of intent with MAN Truck & Bus to explore integration of Sono’s solar technology into MAN’s eTGE electric transporter van. The companies will begin with three separate applications surrounding the eTGE, including air-conditioning and refrigeration systems. If proven successful, this combination could serve other purposes for both commercial and consumer applications.
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Welcome back to another EVS. We hope you haven’t missed us too terribly. Our spotlight this go-around is on Sono Motors based out of Germany. This EV startup has developed a solar electric vehicle (SEV) called the Sion that can add up to an additional 150 miles of range per week by harnessing the power of the sun. In addition to SEVs, Sono Motors has built its entire company around clean mobility, sustainability, and affordability.
Sono Motors Stories August 29, 2019
Sono Motors, a German startup developing a relatively cheap solar-powered electric car, has unveiled the interior of the production version. expand full story
Sono Motors Stories April 17, 2019
Sono Motors, a German EV startup, announced today that it will build the crowdfunded solar-powered Sion EV at a manufacturing facility formerly owned by SAAB in Trollhättan, Sweden. The plant is owned by National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), a holding company which acquired most of SAAB’s assets after its bankruptcy.
Sono has contracted NEVS to produce 260,000 vehicles in an eight-year period, beginning in the second half of 2020, and plans to use 100% renewable energy to power its factory. The car will launch at a cost of 25,500 Euros (~$28,900).
Sono Motors Stories March 4, 2019
Sono Motors is unveiling today an updated production design of the Sion, its electric car partially powered by solar panels on the vehicle. expand full story
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Sono Motors Stories October 23, 2017
Considering the reputation of crowdfunding and also the state of the EV startup scene, which hasn’t delivered in a while, it’s pleasantly surprising to see some actual progress with a new electric car concept.
After a successful crowdfunding effort, German startup Sono Motors has unveiled the Sion, a battery-electric car partly powered by solar power with onboard solar cells, earlier this year. Now we get a first look at their working prototypes for the ambitious project. expand full story
Sono Motors Stories July 28, 2017
German electric car startup Sono Motors unveiled the crowdfunded prototype of its battery and solar-powered vehicle; the Sion.
The ambitious project is now one step closer to reality. expand full story
Sono Motors Stories July 27, 2017
If I tell you that an electric car is being unveiled this week, you’d quickly think of the production version of the Tesla Model 3 to be unveiled on Friday.
But two other new electric cars are being unveiled today: Bollinger Motors’ all-electric sport utility truck and Sono Motors’ all-electric and solar-powered car. expand full story