Solar on Every Vehicle

Harness Solar Energy to Increase Your Independence and Reduce Fuel Consumption and CO₂

Energy prices will only continue to increase with the years. Reach out to us to learn how our solar technology can help you save. Here are a few use cases including calculations based on meteorological conditions in our HQ - Munich, Germany.


Solar integration for a 12-meter bus to feed energy into auxiliary systems, e.g. HVAC or as a range extender for e-buses*. Solar integration on half the roof and sides covering a diesel bus:

  • up to 100% of the energy demand** covered by solar
  • up to 70% energy cost savings compared to diesel engine
Information Sheet

Trailers & Trucks

Solar integration for large trailers of 13+ meters to feed energy to a refrigeration system or as a range extender for e-trucks*. Solar integration on roof and sides for a reefer truck:

  • up to 100% of the energy demand** covered by solar
  • up to 80% energy cost savings compared to diesel engine
Information Sheet

Light Electric Vehicles

Solar integration for light electric vehicles to extend range. Solar integration on the roof and sides of vehicles:

  • up to 45 km per day of additional range
  • potential independence from charging infrastructure***
  • up to 43% energy cost savings compared to the power grid
Information Sheet
*Solar modules can be integrated into electric and diesel vehicles. Not all possible use cases are shown here.
**Energy demand defines the energy [kWh] needed to run the refrigeration unit of the truck for one day. At peak conditions up to 100% of this energy demand can be reached. The yearly average of energy earnings is approx 50% of the energy demand.
***This is based on a daily distance of 25 km for light vehicles.

Would you like to know how you and your vehicles can benefit from our solar integration? Then get in touch with us! Please note that we can currently only process commercial requests.

Use our technology and reduce your costs and your vehicle's weight whilst achieving your goals for sustainability.

Light, Robust and Cost-Efficient Solar Modules

Integration of our light and robust solar modules ensures cost-efficiency for both new and used vehicles

Intelligent Power Electronics

Specialized power electronics assist in dynamic conditions in conjunction with their optimized algorithm for partially shadowed roads.

Forecasting for Sustainable Driving

Insightful predictions based on weather and usage data to help you sustainably operate your vehicle.

Solar Cell Mapping

Fully tailored solar integration according to your application requirements - from individual components to complete body integration

Aftersales & Services

We offer diagnostics, technical documentation and many more after-sales services throughout the lifecycle of your product.

Current Projects

The following projects illustrate how we can integrate our patented solar technology into different types of vehicles.

Autonomous Solar-Powered Passenger Vehicle

Sono Motors and EasyMile are evaluating equipping an EZ10 shuttle prototype with our patented solar technology, and subsequently testing a new energy concept for electric and driverless shuttles.

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Solar Trailer

Based on the BMWi-funded development project evTrailer, Sono Motors has developed a first prototype with solar modules.

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The Sion

A spacious electric car that charges itself. The Sion can add 112 km on average (up to 245 km) of driving range per week through solar energy to the car’s battery.

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Blog Article: Here Is How Our Solar Technology Could Change the Energy Supply in Mobility 

Solar technology has been around for 180 years, even though back then it was dismissed by many scientists due to the domination of coal-burning based energy technologies. However, as Bob Dylan famously sang in the 60s, “the times they are a-changing”, and the Sion’s solar technology might be one example of many.

Clear Workflows - From Use Case Definition to Production

Be it retrofit or series solution: Sono Motors offers customized PV solutions according to your specific requirements.

1. Feasibility & Cooperations

  • Define customer specific use case
  • Define and select PV integration options
  • Decide on collaboration project and sign LOI/agreement

2. Prototype Development

  • Partner company delivers vehicle for PV integration
  • Sono Motors customizes and integrates PV solution
  • Test and joint evaluation
  • Decision for partnership

3. Partnership & Production

  • Sono Motors acts as a modular supplier of all one-stop shop solutions
  • Partner company installs the technology in their vehicles
  • Sono Motors provides consulting services for hardware integration
  • Agreement for series production

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