1 Apr 2022
Sono Motors Technology Used for Munich's First Solar Bus
Sono Motors is launching its proprietary solar technology to public transport for the first time in partnership with the Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft (Munich Transport Company, MVG). The novel solar bus trailer will hit the roads in the Munich metropolitan area in the near future, testing the energy yields as well as the potential of the technology in daily operation.
8 Oct 2021
Sono Motors Presents Solar Powered Light EV with Ari Motors
Sono Motors has presented its newest solar prototype together with ARI Motors. Sono Motors has installed PV technology on a light electric vehicle designed for last-mile delivery and urban transportation in cities, parks, industrial areas or airports.
13 Aug 2021
Robot Shuttle Leaders Shoot Ahead
Local Motors with its Olli robot shuttle is progressing at a furious pace making others look - well - pedestrian. IDTechEx reports predicted the progress in the industry and the latest one, "Robot Shuttles for Smart Cities 2021-2041" roadmaps a lot more that will come from the Teslas of this industry.
13 Jul 2021
Many 600 Mile Electric Cars in 2025
Here come 600-mile electric cars and they will grab market share even as city cars. At last, you will be able to buy a car that lets you vacation in it wherever you wish.
15 Jun 2021
The nearest competitor to Sono Motors is Lightyear of the Netherlands which has the heavier, less versatile scSi in glass. Lightyear has more engineering such as its own in-wheel motors giving superior traction and simplification.
14 Jun 2021
Less Car Charging Beats Fast Charging Any Day
Would you prefer a car with 600 miles/nearly 1000km range or half that? Fast charging is all the talk now but doubling then trebling the range is seismic.
11 May 2021
Sono Motors and MAN Truck & Bus Join on Solar Technology in Vehicles
MAN Truck & Bus and Sono Motors have signed a Letter of Intent. The two companies have agreed to investigate the technical and economic feasibility of integrating the Sono Solar technology into MAN's eTGE electric transporter.
8 Apr 2021
Many Routes to 1000 Mile Battery Vehicles
It is easy to make 1000-mile battery-electric vehicles, and the effect on market uptake will be profound.
26 Mar 2021
Polycarbonate Solar Vehicle Success
Photovoltaics is now a key enabling technology for land vehicles and boats. The favorite type is single crystal silicon - it used to be protected by an acrylic sheet on either side, making it bendable when being fitted, but that has strength and weathering issues. Now, much stronger, long-life polycarbonate is taking over.
24 Mar 2021
Second Generation Robot Shuttles
The IDTechEx report, "Robot Shuttles and Autonomous Buses 2020-2040," predicted second-generation robot shuttles, and here they come - vectored traction and steering, smart windows, robotic fast charging, and solar bodywork, so 10-40% less charging is needed.
26 Jan 2021
EasyMile and Sono Motors Solar Powered Autonomous Passenger Shuttle
EasyMile and Sono Motors are equipping an EZ10 autonomous shuttle prototype with Sono Motors' patented solar technology, testing a new energy concept for electric and driverless shuttles.
18 Jan 2021
At CES 2021, Sono Motors provided an update on Sion - 'the first affordable Solar Electric Vehicle'. In this article, IDTechEx discusses the company's remarkable progress since they last spoke at the IDTechEx Show! three years ago.
13 Nov 2020
Clear Route to All Land Vehicles Being Solar
Progress with solar-powered and solar-assisted land vehicles is now so clear and compelling that it is certain that most land vehicles will incorporate this technology as an essential part of their battery electric powertrains.
30 Oct 2020
Solar Supercapacitor is Dream Ticket for Vehicles
IDTechEx report, "Solar Vehicles 2021-2041" notes that cars with solar bodywork have long range. Tough sell. Even longer range is being achieved by those crudely shoving in an enormous battery.
26 Jun 2020
Lightyear: A Year Since the Reveal
Lightyear is getting closer to the release of the Lightyear One. This article reveals the milestones of the company in the year since the reveal.
23 Jan 2020
Sono Motors Raises €53 Million
Sono Motors has successfully completed the extension of its campaign to finance the company and has exceeded its target of 50 million euros.
20 Dec 2019
Electric Vehicles: A Look Back at 2019
Few of the giant car makers have shown urgency in transitioning away from the internal combustion engine. What's more, the automotive market is set to decline once again in 2019 whilst electrifying newcomers made huge gains in front of sleeping incumbents' noses. Although a large fraction of this is orders (not deliveries), if OEMs do not wake up now, they never will.
5 Dec 2019
Visit to Lightyear Solar Cars Netherlands 4.12.19
We attended the impressive launch of the Lightyear One solar family car in June.