MUNICH – Sono Motors, the Company innovating electric mobility with its proprietary solar technology, announced that it will launch the next-generation prototype of its revolutionary Solar EV for the masses – The Sion. Led by its founders’ vision of a world without fossil fuels, Sono Motors has been supported by its community to further advance EV development. The Sion blends disruptive technology with affordability to enable individual contribution to global sustainability. Combined with Sono Motors’ proprietary Sono Solar Technology, the Sion is paving the way for an attractively priced transition to a sustainable future.
“We are tremendously proud to deliver on our promise to our community to showcase a product that can drive the transition to a solar-powered future. This journey started in a garage with a simple idea and has become a great force thanks to the overwhelming support of our community,” said Laurin Hahn, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sono Motors. “I speak for our entire team when I say that the next generation Sion prototype is just the beginning, and we are keen to set through to realize our goal. We are looking forward to continuing our progress to deliver the first Solar EV for everyone.”
Marking one year since it concluded one of Europe’s largest crowdfunding campaigns, Sono Motors is showcasing the product of its relentless and innovative work throughout 2020. The Sion boasts the lowest total cost of ownership in its class at an estimated gross price point of just € 25,500 and has amassed more than 12,600 pre-orders to date. In a nod to great automotive trailblazers of years’ past, the Sion embodies the idea of affordability, convenience, and accessibility in a one-size-fits-all package.
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“This vision is powered by our proprietary Sono Solar Technology, which replaces traditional paint with integrated solar panels that harvest clean, renewable, free energy,” said Mathieu Baudrit, Director Photovoltaic Integration of Sono Motors. “With a boundless range of potential applications, Sono Solar Technology is a seamless, flexible and lightweight solution for efficient electric charging.”
This will be Sono Motors’ first time presenting at CES, one of the world’s largest and most influential technology events. CES 2021 will be held in a completely digital format from January 11-14, 2021 and will feature more than 1,000 exhibitors from across the globe. Sono Motors Live Session Details:
- January 12 Trailblazing Mobility: The Solar EV of the Future @ 1:45-2:15PM EST
- January 13 Garage to Global Innovation: Is SEV the new SUV? @ 1:45-2:15PM EST
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.
Sono Motors was founded in 2016 and has rapidly grown to more than 100 employees today. The team combines international young talents and industry veterans, including former employees from BMW, Nissan Motor Company, Chrysler Group, DaimlerChrysler, Mercedes-Benz, FlixBus and myTaxi. Since its foundation, the company has raised approximately € 100M through reservations and funding. The company released its first-generation car prototype to the public in 2017. To date, more than 12,600 people have pre-ordered and partially paid for the vehicle. In 2018, Sono Motors was recognized as a Solar Impulse Efficient Solution by the Solar Impulse Foundation. In January of 2020, Sono Motors successfully closed one of the biggest Community Crowdfunding Campaigns in Europe.
The first model is planned to enter production in Q4 2022. The Sion is expected to have the lowest TCO (total cost of ownership) in its category at the time of production.