19th July 2021 – Tightness among former Tesla colleagues has led to new partnership between Silicon Valley tech company Sibros and German automaker Sono Motors that's building a solar electric vehicle.
24th June 2021 – Electric cars are considered to be expensive and not that climate-friendly. A Munich-based start-up has a vision to combat this. The affordable and solar-powered Sion, the development of which is being decided in collaboration with customers. So, what can this car do?
24th June 2021 – Sono Motors’ requiem was ready to go. But with perseverance and a few rounds of financing, the Munich-based start-up has brought itself back from the brink. The Sion electric car is to be brought onto the market in 2023 and, with the help of innovative solar panels, will itself guarantee a degree of autonomy from charging stations.
24th June 2021 – An electric car that charges itself whilst driving in the sun. This sounds so obvious it’s almost bewildering that none of the big market players have caught on. Instead, it’s the Munich-based start-up Sono that want to launch the sun-assisted car - the Sion - in 2023.
24th June 2021 – Sono Motors, the Munich-based start-up, only presented a near-production prototype of its first e-car, the Sion, back in January. Now the manufacturer is following suit and announcing a range upgrade at no extra cost.
24th June 2021 – From 2023 Sono Motors plan to have its solar car, the Sion, in series production. The prototype is already well advanced and is now being fitted with a battery that, until now, no German manufacturer has dared to use - by no means the only pioneering achievement.
15th April 2021 – It’s Sono Motors’ expressed goal to produce a car that takes advantage of solar energy and is suitable for everyday use. This goal seems to be resonating with the e-car’s pre-order customers. Meanwhile looks towards 13,000 private reservations for the Sion SEV (solar electric vehicle), with an average downpayment of 3,000.
13th April 2021 – 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.
14th March 2021 – As electric vehicles go mainstream, the auto industry has largely reached the consensus that the next big thing is no longer about eliminating gas engines, but finding the most efficient method to generate electricity to power cars.
22nd February 2021 – Story about Sono Motors starts at minute 10:00.Climate change is a serious issue. But what does it really mean for us? How quickly and radically do we need to act? What can be done individually? What can’t? What technical innovations are there that can help make transport, industry, agriculture and other such areas of our lives as climate-neutral as possible?
28th January 2021 – The German state-funded EV trailer project has created a truck trailer that converts solar energy into electric propulsion. This supports and, partially, replaces the diesel traction engine.
12th January 2021 – Solar modules on cars have long been considered a nice gimmick. German start-up Sono wants to make the technology affordable and is to unveil a prototype at CES trade show. Other vehicle manufacturers are increasingly turning to photovoltaics.
19th July 2021 –
We have found a strong partner in the Californian software company Sibros. My colleague from Sono Digital Johannes Bückle and I had the opportunity to talk to Hemant Sikaria, CEO and co-founder of the company, about our partnership, goals and the next development steps.
25th June 2021 –
Arvind Peehal leads development of the battery systems. As a follow-on from the announcement of the Sion's new battery, he explains the main differences to the previous technology in this article.