Who We Are
We believe in mobility free from fossil fuels. It is our mission to accelerate the transition towards sustainable mobility by making every vehicle solar. Driven by this, Sono Motors was founded in 2016. Today, we pride ourselves on growing into a team of internationally experienced engineers, designers, technicians, and industry experts developing and building a forward-looking everyday electric car 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 was also selected to the 50 most influential women in automotive industry.
In addition to having 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 the planet and its inhabitants. We present some of our colleagues to you below.
Our vehicular photovoltaic integration is one of the most innovative in the world. Lightweight, curved and perfectly integrated. Mathieu has been working on the development of various photovoltaic products since 2002, ranging 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 over 18 years of collective experience in product development, software engineering, and large-scale system management. Using our 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 automotive industry executive, 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. Having travelled over 100,000 electrically driven kilometers, Thomas brings strong enthusiasm as an e-mobility pioneer.
Chief Operating Officer
Sustainable growth requires sustainable financing. Torsten has more than 16 years experience of work in the mobility industry. He began as as a controller at BMW, later as CFO at myTaxi and as a VP Finance at Flixbus. His many years of startup experience, his passion for mobility and his green awareness enable him to get to the heart of Sono's progressive approach.
Chief Financial Officer
Markus is in charge of complete vehicle development at Sono Motors. After more than 18 years as a senior development engineer in the automotive industry at companies such as Daimler, Foton and Borgward, he now is responsible for testing and validating the Sion as it reaches production maturity.
Chief Technology Officer
When it comes to 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 our team's decades of experience.
Director Interior Systems
"Protecting the environment and its inhabitants 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
Our expertise in the development of digital products in the energy sector and second life storage of EV batteries will facilitate our goal to enable 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 a team of people who are 100% dedicated to this project. 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. Mark brings over 30 years of automotive experience in quality assurance, quality management and quality audits to the table and thereby enables the establishment of a management system according to ISO 9001 without compromising on the necessary creative degrees of freedom.
Director Quality Management
Sono Motors in Numbers
14,375 reservations for the Sion (Updated monthly on the 1st)
Production using 100% renewable energy in the former SAAB factory in Sweden
More than 18,000 prototype test drives in 65 european cities
257,000 Sion will be produced
Driven by a vision, the company was founded in 2016 by three friends
Over 400 people are working on this project