Markus Volmer Joins Sono Motors as CTO

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Mr Volmer has extensive experience in the development and testing of production vehicles, having held managerial positions at Daimler, Borgward, and Foton

Munich – Mobility provider Sono Motors has appointed graduate engineer Markus Volmer to the post of Chief Technology Officer (CTO), effective immediately. Markus Volmer (47) has more than 18 years of experience as a senior development engineer in the automotive industry, which he brings to his new post as CTO. He will be leading the complete vehicle development at Sono Motors and as such will be responsible for testing and validating the Sion, a solar electric vehicle (SEV), as it reaches production maturity. After holding several posts in development and testing at Daimler, Mr Volmer joined the Chinese Foton Motor Group and Borgward in 2016, where his most recent post was that of Senior Chief Engineer, which put him in charge of complete vehicle development. He was able to achieve a 40-percent increase in reliability and quality in light commercial vehicles.

“Markus has extensive technical expertise and international experience in the development and testing of production vehicles while at the same time significantly advancing commercial vehicle electrification. Having him on board takes us a decisive step further towards offering our customers the Sion, the first affordable SEV in the world, and becoming a global mobility leader”, says Laurin Hahn, CEO and founder of Sono Motors.

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Its latest addition included, the Sono Motors management board will now be made up of the founders and CEOs, Laurin Hahn and Jona Christians, as well as Torsten Kiedel (CFO), Thomas Hausch (COO), and Markus Volmer (CTO).

About Sono Motors

Sono Motors is on a mission to enable a revolutionary mobility system, where every electric vehicle is solar, shared, and independent from fossil-fuels. Today, an experienced specialist team is developing a forward-looking electric car that is suitable for daily use, with integrated solar cells and innovative mobility services, the Sion. Both, the integrated solar technology as well as the mobility services enable users to access clean mobility, harness solar energy and reduce CO2 impacts.


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