Internationally Renowned Top Executive Joins Sono Motors as CTO

  • Markus Volmer (47) will be the new lead for complete vehicle development at Sono Motors

  • Mr Volmer has extensive experience in the development and testing of production vehicles, having held managerial positions at Daimler, Borgward, and Foton 

18th March 2021 – Mobility provider Sono Motors has appointed graduate engineer Markus Volmer to the post of Chief Technology Officer (CTO), effective immediately. Markus Volmer (47) has more than 18 years of experience as a senior development engineer in the automotive industry, which he brings to his new post as CTO. He will be leading the complete vehicle development at Sono Motors and as such will be responsible for testing and validating the Sion, a solar electric vehicle (SEV), as it reaches production maturity. After holding several posts in development and testing at Daimler, Mr Volmer joined the Chinese Foton Motor Group and Borgward in 2016, where his most recent post was that of Senior Chief Engineer, which put him in charge of complete vehicle development. He was able to achieve a 40-percent increase in reliability and quality in light commercial vehicles.
“Markus has extensive technical expertise and international experience in the development and testing of production vehicles while at the same time significantly advancing commercial vehicle electrification. Having him on board takes us a decisive step further towards offering our customers the Sion, the first affordable SEV in the world, and becoming a global mobility leader”, says Laurin Hahn, CEO and founder of Sono Motors.
Its latest addition included, the Sono Motors management board will now be made up of the founders and CEOs, Laurin Hahn and Jona Christians, as well as Torsten Kiedel (CFO), Thomas Hausch (COO), and Markus Volmer (CTO).


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Sono Motors is on a pioneering mission to accelerate the revolution of mobility by making every vehicle solar. Its disruptive solar technology has been developed to enable seamless integration into all types of vehicles to reduce the impact of CO2 emissions and pave the way for climate-friendly mobility. 

Sono Motors is developing the world’s first solar electric vehicle (SEV) for the masses, the Sion. Empowered by a strong community, Sono Motors has amassed more than 16,000 reservations with advance payments for the Sion. These vehicles will be produced through contract manufacturing with customer deliveries expected to begin in the first half of 2023.

Sono Motors' proprietary solar technology has been engineered to enable integration and licensing for a wide range of vehicle architectures that go far beyond the Sion, such as buses, trailers, trucks, camper vans, trains and boats.