December 23rd, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba
Sono Motors, the solar-powered EV company we've written about before, is looking for help. Starting up a company is no small task, and starting an automobile manufacturer is harder still. After getting at odds with investors, Sono decided to take a very different approach: ask the overall EV community to help fund it instead
March 25th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba
A couple of weeks ago, Sono Motors released the production design of its Sion solar/electric car. While the solar panels don’t do much to differentiate it from other cars, it does have some features that make it an interesting competitor in the EV marketplace. From the ground up, it’s designed to be the “Swiss Army Knife” of electric vehicles
April 22nd, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan
In this week's #Electrifying chat*, we are talking with Sono Motors co-founder & CEO Laurin Hahn. To join this free conference call (which starts at 6:00 pm CET / noon NYC time / 9:00 am California time), register on Zoom here and then join via the provided link once the call starts
April 15th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Sono Motors, the innovative startup from Munich, is putting together a 10 nation, 42 city tour in Europe that will provide test drives to interested people. You can sign up on line to reserve yours.
July 31st, 2017 | by The Beam
Here it is, the long-anticipated first real-life look at the prototype of the Sion, a battery- and solar-powered vehicle from German startup Sono Motors. Financed by a crowdfunding campaign through Indiegogo, the project has now taken its next step on the path to full realisation
July 13th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
German startup Sono Motors will unveil its Sion, a solar powered car with a range of 75 to 155 miles on July 27.
April 24th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan
The biggest stories of the past week on CleanTechnica covered Tesla, AI, Tesla, Solar Cars, Tesla, Solar Chimneys & Towers, Tesla
March 5th, 2020 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen
It seems like e-Mobility has become the new tech market for all types of investors. Companies like Tesla, Rivian, Byton, Bird, Tier Mobility, Sono Motors, and ChargePoint are the new Facebooks of this era. Besides venture capitalists (VCs), many corporate venture entities of Fortune 500 companies stepped in last year
April 20th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
The Sion, a 5-door hatchback electric car from Sono Motors with solar panels embedded into its exterior, will be manufactured by NEVS at the former SAAB factory in Trollhatten, Sweden starting in 2020.
June 3rd, 2018 | by Reinhard Bimashofer
When Sono Motors entered the international arena of e-mobility July 2017, it was a sort of magic for me. What the company offers is often on an environmentalist's wish list
October 26th, 2017 | by The Beam
Sono Motors is approaching the end of a successful test drive tour of its new Sion all-electric vehicle. The tour has stopped off at 12 cities in six countries throughout Europe, and it will make its final stop in Zurich from the 24th to the 27th of October
August 30th, 2017 | by The Beam
We’re not sure if Audi was directly inspired by the Sion announcement from Sono Motors back in July, but the German car manufacturer have just revealed that it too will be using solar panels to help power one of its future electric vehicles
September 14th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Toyota is testing high efficiency solar panels supplied by Sharp to extend the range of its Prius Prime.
September 2nd, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Fraunhofer ISE has created a laminated solar roof for cars that can match the color of the vehicle, making the solar cells nearly invisible.
July 23rd, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba
After my recent article about solar electric vehicles (EVs), I came across something I didn't expect to see so fast. Since the prices of both used EVs and solar panels have fallen so much, the price is now where DIY tinkerers are willing to break out their Dremel tools and make a go of it themselves
July 15th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba
Recently, Toyota announced a special research and development project. With Sharp and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), it has put a special test vehicle together that uses solar panels to generate almost 1 kW of energy during daylight hours, whether the vehicle is driving or sitting.
March 30th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba
Home charging can be challenging enough alone for renters, but the idea of solar driving appears nearly impossible. Or is it? I decided to do some research and throw a little of my own experience on top to see what options exist for renters to drive on nothing but sunshine. Here’s what I found
October 30th, 2018 | by Erika Clugston
Have you ever wanted to test out an electric vehicle – and by ‘test out’ I mean really get to know and experience a vehicle for more than just an hour or two – but can’t find a way to do so? Stefan Moeller, Managing Director and co-founder of nextmove, believes that this needs to change and is offering a solution.
September 25th, 2018 | by Erika Clugston
Available only in black, the world’s first series-produced electric car with solar integration will be released in late 2019.
May 1st, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan
This is a special edition of the #CleanTechnica Top 20 — I'm listing the top 20 CleanTechnica articles of the last week and the top 20 CleanTechnica articles of April. Have a gander