Who We Are
We believe in mobility free of fossil fuels. We want every car to be electric and shared. Driven by this vision, Sono Motors was founded in 2016. Today, our company prides itself in having an experienced team of engineers, designers, technicians, and industry experts who are developing and building a forward-looking electric car that is suitable for daily use, with integrated solar cells and innovative mobility services.
Jona oversees the corporate IT and product strategy at Sono Motors. For him, climate protection, resource conservation and a responsible treatment of our planet are top priorities.
Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Laurin is in charge of the areas of corporate strategy and legal & compliance. A serial entrepreneur with focus on climate-friendly and resource-conserving mobility.
Chief Executive Officer and Founder
As a founder, Navina established the Sono Motors brand in 2016. Until 2020 she continued to evolve our visual language with a strong focus on Sono Digital and Sono's mobility services. She is passionate about female entrepreneurship and female empowerment. In 2019, she has been selected to the 50 most influential women in automotive industry.
In addition to having a great enthusiasm for Sono Motors, our international team has a wide range of skills and experience. We all share the same vision: to make the mobility of the future new, better, and more sustainable for people and the planet. Some of our colleagues are presented here.
Our photovoltaic integration into vehicle is one of the most innovative in the world. Lightweight, curved and perfectly integrated. Since 2002 Mathieu has been working on the development of various photovoltaic products, from specific high efficiency solar cells and modules to space photovoltaic. He holds more than 20 active patents.
Director Photovoltaic Integration
Shared Mobility is the new movement. Our Sono Digital team has more than 18 years of experience in product development, software engineering, and large scale system management. With proven expertise from DriveNow, Sixt, BMW, and ShareNow, we redefine smart mobility through our mobility services.
Director Mobility Services IT
Thomas is an internationally experienced executive from the automotive industry with over 25 years of experience. He held various management positions at Daimler, Chrysler, CODA and Nissan in the fields of development, manufacturing, sales and marketing. With more than 100.000 electrically driven kilometers, he is our enthusiastic e-mobility pioneer.
Chief Operating Officer
Sustainable growth requires sustainable financing. Torsten has been working in the mobility industry for more than 16 years. First as a Controller at BMW, later as CFO at myTaxi and as a VP Finance at Flixbus. With his many years of startup experience, his passion for mobility and his green awareness he gets to the heart of Sono's progressive approach.
Chief Financial Officer
Markus is heading the Complete Vehicle Development at Sono Motors. After more than 18 years as senior development engineer in the automotive industry at Daimler, Foton and Borgward, he now is responsible for testing and validating the Sion as it reaches production maturity.
Chief Technology Officer
For the interior design, we focus entirely on efficiency and resource conservation. In doing so, we think outside the box and combine innovative ideas with a refined and contemporary product that also reflects the decades of experience of our employees.
Director Interior Systems
"The protection of the environment and the human being is the reason why Sono Motors exists." This principle is manifested in paragraph 3 of our shareholders' agreement. Our clear vision is why we incorporate the sustainability aspects of climate protection, resource conservation and fairness into all our business areas.
Isabel Palacios Gallo
Sustainability Program Manager
With expertise in the development of digital products in the energy sector and second life storage of EV batteries our goal is to enable a seamless integration of the vehicle into the customer's home energy system. Mobile power stations are the key to the energy revolution.
Program Manager V2G & Energy Services
Our mission is to build up a team of people who are in this project 100 percent. United by core values and driven by our shared vision. Team spirit is the key to our success.
Head of People
What began as a crowdfunding campaign in 2016 has become a cornerstone of Sono Motors: funding through our community. We have successfully completed five crowdfunding campaigns and gained additional investors. These are the people the future highly depends on. It is more than an investment. It's an impact.
Innovative products and services require the support of repeatable quality processes. With over 30 years of automotive experience in quality assurance, quality management and quality audits, Mark enables the establishment of a management system according to ISO 9001 without loosing the necessary creative degrees of freedom.
Director Quality Management
Sono Motors in Numbers
13,015 preorders for the Sion (Last Update: 01/05/2021)
Production with 100% renewable energies in the former SAAB factory in Sweden
More than 13,000 test drives with our prototypes in 65 european cities
257,000 Sion are being produced
Driven by a vision the company was founded in 2016 by three friends
Over 400 People work on this project