In Addition to Automotive and Financial Experts, the Five-Member Supervisory Board Is Made up of Community and Employee Representatives
Wilko Stark Takes Over as Chair of the Supervisory Board. Martina Buchhauser Becomes Vice-Chair
Munich, Germany – 25 November 2021 – Sono Motors, the company that aims to revolutionize the future of solar-powered transport, today introduced the members of its Supervisory Board. The recently listed company’s five-member supervisory board includes independent automotive and financial experts as well as Community and employee representatives. In addition to the Chair Wilko Stark and Vice-Chair Martina Buchhauser, Robert Jeffe, Sebastian Böttger and Johannes Trischler join the Sono Motors’ supervisory board.
“By going public, we have come even closer to our goal of equipping every vehicle with solar and delivering the Sion to our Community. Our board of international industry experts and representatives of our key stakeholders — our Community — will help us achieve our mission,” says Jona Christians, CEO and Sono Motors Co-Founder. “We have appointed proven experts to our supervisory board who also have strong expertise in the areas of mobility, automotive, digitalization and corporate governance. We are pleased to have the supervisory board at our side as we take our next big step and move Sono Motors forward as a leader in the field of solar mobility.”
- Wilko Stark: former member of the Divisional Board of Management Mercedes-Benz Cars, Purchasing and Supplier Quality, former Product Strategy Lead, VW AG
- Martina Buchhauser: former Chief Procurement Officer and management board member, Volvo Cars
- Robert Jeffe: Director and Chair of the Audit Committee, Associated Bank Corp as well as Senior Partner at BlackWatch Advisors LLC
- Sebastian Böttger: Founder and CEO, NeLeSo GmbH, Community representative
- Johannes Trischler: Senior Legal Counsel, Sono Motors GmbH, employee representative
“It is a huge privilege to be the chair of the Sono Motors’ supervisory board at this exciting time and to be an active part of their vision” says Wilko Stark. “I truly believe in Sono Motors’ mission,” adds Vice-Chair Martina Buchhauser. “I am very much looking forward to supporting the team with my experience in making sustainable and innovative mobility accessible to all.”
Board member biographies can be found here.
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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.