Sono Motors: Solar Car “Sion” on test drive tour throughout Germany

Due to high demand: 17 test drive tour stops in Germany with the solar car Sion.

Munich, 15th of May 2018 – Sono Motors, a young automobile company from Munich, will be taking its innovative and family-friendly solar car Sion on a Germany-wide test drive tour, starting May 15th. The compact van will be available for test drives in 17 cities.

The Sion is a self-charging electric car with integrated solar cells in the body, which can feed up to 30 kilometers of solar energy into the battery every day. Thanks to a battery range of 255 kilometers according to WLTP standard, a purchase price of 16,000 euros (without battery) and integrated sharing services, the vehicle will appeal particularly to families and city commuters. According to the company, more than 4,000 cars have already been reserved.

"A week before the start of the tour, more than two and a half thousand people had already registered for a test drive," explains Anne-Sophie Scharrer, Tour Manager at Sono Motors. "After our tour across Italy, Austria, and Switzerland, the demand for further test drives in Germany has increased tremendously.

"This shows us how immensely the general interest in climate-friendly mobility is growing in this country," says Navina Pernsteiner, co-founder of the young company from Munich. "We want to make electromobility suitable for everyday use, while promoting resource-conservation and climate-friendliness. It is time to finally make a difference in this area. In our view, price, range and everyday practicality are the most important criteria for this."

Whether the Sion meets these criteria sufficiently or not can be found out from May 15th in Friedrichshafen on Lake Constance. Afterwards, Sono Motors plans on making 16 additional stops all over Germany. You can register for a test drive here.

All dates at a glance:

Friedrichshafen (15 - 16.05.2018), Freiburg (17 - 18.05.2018), Ludwigsburg (19 - 20.05.2018), Mannheim (21 - 22.05.2018), Limburg an der Lahn (23 - 24.05.2018), Cologne (25 - 26.05.2018), Gelsenkirchen (27 - 28.05.2018), Oldenburg (29 - 30.05.2018), Enge-Sande (02. - 03.06.2018), Lübeck (04. - 05.06.2018), Potsdam (06. - 07.06.2018), Leipzig (08. - 09.06.2018), Erfurt (10. - 11.06.2018), Würzburg (12. - 13.06.2018), Ulm (14. - 15.06.2018), Kempten (16. - 17.06.2018), Regensburg (18. - 19.06.2018)

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What started out as the vision of a sustainable mobility concept which was not dependent on fossil fuels became the innovative and owner-managed company Sono Motors in 2016. Today, an experienced specialist team is developing a forward-looking electric car that is suitable for daily use, with integrated solar cells and innovative mobility services, the Sion. To date, more than 12,300 people have reserved and partially paid for the vehicle.

Sono Motors is also taking a completely new approach to financing. With the close involvement of the Sono Motors community, the company completed one of the most successful Community Funding Campaigns in Europe in January 2020 with 53 million euros.