“Wait a minute, Sono Motors has a smartphone app? Aren’t they developing a solar car? Why do they offer an app? What does it do? The car is not even out yet!!”
If you have ever asked yourself one or all of the questions above, this text is the right thing to spend the next five minutes of your life with.
A Few Important Facts
Sono Motors Carsharing has been available for iOS and Android since December 2021. The app can be downloaded worldwide, although, for legal reasons, the service is currently only available in Germany. The app allows you to share your private vehicle with people around you.
Create sharing communities by inviting your friends, family, co-workers, or neighbors, and share your car whenever you don't need it. Discover new communities around you when you’re looking for a vehicle to take a ride with. It’s as easy as that!
Wait, you need more reasons, why should you care about Sono Motors Carsharing? Easy, we’ve got you covered! Here are five reasons why you should definitely give it a try!
1. Do Good for the Environment
It is Sono’s purpose to enable individual mobility whilst preserving what is most important to us: the environment, people, and nature. In Germany, about 43 million cars just stand around, unused. To be precise, 95% of the time, that’s just what they do. Whether you go shopping, sit at work, or are at home sleeping, on average, your car is parked for 23 hours per day.
That is a highly inefficient way to use something that was built using precious resources in order to, well, drive. The Sono Motors Carsharing app enables you to support the cause of using cars more efficiently by sharing them with others.
2. Save Resources, Save Money
A problem shared is a problem halved. Sharing a vehicle with a community means you can save a lot on monthly maintenance costs – actually up to 85%. Renting a car from a community member additionally means you don’t have to spend money on your own vehicle. It would probably stand around 23 hours a day anyway, remember?
3. Engage in Communities and Meet New People
Why borrow a car from a big car firm when you can just use the car of people around you? Create, join and discover private car sharing communities around your home, meet new people and help each other out. The friendliest and most relaxed way to borrow a car.
4. Support in Designing a Product
Just like the Sion, we are developing and designing this application both for you and with you. Our goal is to constantly improve features, functions, and the app's design over time. But honestly, without the feedback of real people during real daily circumstances, this would be kind of tricky. In fact, the more people use the app, the more we can learn about your needs and use cases.
5. Get a Car That Fits Your Needs
Whether it's for weekend trips, doctor's appointments, a spontaneous trip to the lake, or a visit to the furniture store – Sono Motors Carsharing gives you the flexibility to rent a car now, or plan a future trip.
Do you think these are all pretty solid reasons to get the app and try it? Nice! Here is how you get it:
- Open the app store of your choice. Google Play Store and App Store both work.
- Search for “Sono Motors Carsharing”.
- Install the app and create an account.
- If you own a car, integrate your vehicle into the platform.
- If you don't own a car, look for a Community nearby and request to join.
As previously mentioned, our team is constantly working to improve our product. There will be a steady stream of app updates in the coming weeks and months. So stay tuned and share your feedback with us - best through the menu in the Sono Motors app. We'll keep you posted!