As of September 1st, Munich-Based Solar Mobility OEM Sono Motors Reported More Than 20,000 Direct Consumer Reservations, With an Average Down Payment of about €2,000

MUNICH, Germany – The Munich-based solar mobility OEM Sono Motors has announced the achievement of reaching 20,000 private reservations of its Sion, with an average down-payment of about €2,000 net. At an expected net sales price point of just €25,126 – the Sion has the potential to become the world’s first Solar Electric Vehicle (SEV) for the masses.

The start of production is planned for the second half of 2023 via contract manufacturing in Finland. Sono Motors’ partner Valmet Automotive has extensive expertise in manufacturing for high-tech OEMs. After a ramp-up period, the partners aim to produce approximately 257,000 Sion vehicles within seven years.


Sono Motors is on a pioneering mission to accelerate the revolution of mobility by making every vehicle solar. Sono Motors’ disruptive solar technology has been engineered to be seamlessly integrated into a variety of vehicle architectures — including buses, trucks, trailers, and more — to extend the range and reduce fuel costs as well as the impact of CO2 emissions, paving the way for climate-friendly mobility.

The Company’s trailblazing vehicle, the Sion, will be the world’s first affordable solar electric vehicle (SEV) for the masses. Empowered by a strong global community, Sono Motors has over 20,000 reservations with advance down payments for the Sion as of September 1, 2022.