3rd May 2022 - Solar cars only use the sun as an energy supplier and thus drive completely emission-free. We look at the history of solar mobility and introduce start-ups that want to deliver the first vehicles from 2023.
20th April 2022 – So many car-brands have marketed their prototypes as “Tesla-killers”. It gets kind of boring. Tesla is still many years ahead in the technology race and will probably be so for years to come. Every time the competition races ahead, Tesla does the same.
12th April 2022 – The bus’s diesel engine normally would power all of this stuff with a combination of a big alternator and possibly a hydraulic or air pump. Both of these things make a drag on the engine, making it consume more fuel, but passengers aren’t about to go without heating and air conditioning, and they’d be even more mad...
30th March 2022– Sono Motors is taking the concept of the electric car a step further. The Munich-based company's planned car is equipped with photovoltaic panels and should thus be able to get by for weeks without a charging station
14th March 2022– Sono Motors has moved one phase closer to production of its Sion Solar Electric Vehicle (SEV), as it has completed its prototype phases and has begun building series-validation vehicles for testing and certification.
30th September 2021 – Imagine a car that can charge using the sun, can generate an income via a car sharing scheme and is also affordable to buy. Sounds like a pipe dream, right? Think again - say hello to Sono Motors' Sion electric car.
28th August 2021 – A fuel-guzzling car, more clothes than necessary, and devices that consume a load of electricity. We are all guilty of this. There are alternatives, however. From minute 11, Sono Motors and the Sion are introduced.
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.
1st June 2022 –
We are in the middle of one of the most exciting moments in vehicle development: the production of the series-validation vehicles. But what exactly happens there? How is a series-validation vehicle assembled? And what happens next? Read the answers to these and other questions here.
18th May 2022 –
Our unique journey — from a garage to the stock exchange — was produced by the film production company HAWKINS & CROSS in cooperation with Grimme Award winner Lena Leonhardt. On 20 May, we can watch it together live on YouTube.
14th April 2022 –
As of this season, the Heilbronner Falken ice hockey team is wearing the Sono Motors logo on the back of its jerseys. We have sat down with Franz Böllinger, the managing partner of BÖLLINGER GROUP and a long-term companion of Sono, to find out how exactly that came to be.