Test Drives With the Latest Sion Solar Electric Car Prototype Generation Possible in Many Locations
Community Members and All Interested Parties Can Experience the Sion up Close and Personal, As Well as Talk to on-Site Sono Experts in Ten German Cities
Tour Stops: Freiburg, Stuttgart, Nuremberg, Mainz, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Hanover, Hamburg, Berlin and Leipzig
Munich, 8 July 2021 – Mobility-provider Sono Motors commences its 10-city Community Tour on 20th July. The tour kicks-off in Freiburg, followed by Stuttgart, Nuremberg, Mainz, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Hanover, Hamburg, Berlin and Leipzig. Throughout the tour, the latest Sion solar electric vehicle prototype will be available to both the Sono Community and all those interested to experience live, as well as even, in most locations, test drive.
“Through the support of our strong Community as well as over 13,000 reservation holders, we have been able to take this idea from its first conception in a garage to a leading solar mobility company. This tour is us honouring our promise and giving our Community the opportunity to experience the latest generation of our prototype” explains Laurin Hahn, Founder and CEO of Sono Motors.
At every tour stop, participants will be able to see, touch and experience the Sion prototype’s interior and exterior. Test drives will also be offered at almost every location. A team of Sono Motors experts will be available to answer all questions regarding the car itself, solar integration and digital services.
“On the Community Tour, we want to offer all those interested a live mobility experience with the newest Sion prototype. We’re really excited to welcome lots of interested visitors”, says Max Flicker, Sono Motors’ event manager.
Members of the Sono Motors Community, and all those interested, can register here for their desired city.
Overview of dates (subject to short-notice adjustments):
- Freiburg, 20th - 22nd July, Fraunhofer-Institut für Solare Energiesysteme
- Stuttgart, 24th - 25th July, Römerkastell
- Nuremberg, 28th - 29th July, Ofenwerk
- Mainz, 31th July - 1st August, Alte Lokhalle
- Cologne, 4th - 5th August, RheinEnergieSTADION
- Dusseldorf, 7th - 9th August, Seed & Greet Ladepark Kreuz-Hilden
- Hanover, 14th - 15th August, Georgsplatz
- Hamburg, 18th - 20th August, Cruise Center Steinwerder
- Berlin, 22nd. - 23rd August, EUREF-Campus
- Leipzig, 26th - 27th August, Paunsdorf Center
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Sono Motors is on a mission to enable a revolutionary mobility system, where every electric vehicle is solar, shared, and independent from fossil-fuels. Today, an experienced specialist team is developing a forward-looking electric car that is suitable for daily use, the Sion. Both the Sion’s integrated solar technology and innovative mobility services will enable users to access clean mobility, harness solar energy and reduce CO2 impacts.
Sono Motors was founded in 2016 and has rapidly grown to approximately 200 employees today. The team combines a range of burgeoning global talent with industry veterans, including former employees from BMW, Nissan, Chrysler, Daimler, Audi, Mozilla, Sixt, FlixBus and mytaxi. Since its foundation, the company has raised approximately € 100M through reservations and funding. The company released its first generation Sion prototype in 2017 and has amassed 13,000 reservations with advance payments. In 2018, Sono Motors was recognized as a Solar Impulse Foundation by the Solar Impulse Foundation. In January of 2020, Sono Motors successfully closed one of the largest community crowdfunding campaigns in Europe.
Sono Motors’ Sion intends to blend disruptive technology with affordability to enable individual contribution to global sustainability. The Sono solar technology replaces traditional paint with proprietary integrated solar panels that can form to various applications. Additionally, the Sion’s solar panels can add up to 245 km or 152 mi (112 km or 70mi on average) of additional driving range per week to the car’s battery. The Sion is expected to have the lowest TCO (total cost of ownership) in its category at the start of production, which is scheduled for the first half of 2023.