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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.