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DIY Solar LEAF Project Shows The Untapped Potential Of Solar EVs

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


Sono Motors Reveals Solar-Powered Production Vehicle

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


A Truly Solar-Powered Car — #Electrifying Chat With Sono Motors

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


Solar Cars Are Far From Mainstream. OTOH, Solar-Powered Cars Are Normal, Common, Becoming Popular.

February 10th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

Many of us who are interested in electric vehicles and solar power have probably wondered if this form of clean electricity could be integrated into an EV somehow. In fact, for some years now, there have been a number of solar-powered car races conducted. However, these vehicles, though impressive in their engineering and abilities, do not meet consumer expectations for speed, comfort, safety, passenger capacity, and storage space


Seizing The Initiative To Create Better Cleantech Policies In Germany

November 9th, 2017 | by The Beam

With their disruptive ideas and unconventional approaches, startups and young companies can make a decisive contribution to turning around the energy, mobility, and resource (recycling) sector, as well as ecological modernization worldwide. However, they are often hampered by regulatory hurdles that can provide protection for conventional business models and technologies for many decades.


Solar-Powered Sion Completes Successful Test-Drive Tour

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


Sono Motors Unveils The Sion Prototype

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



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