Sono Motors

Sono Motors

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Sono Motors was founded in 2016 by three founders and is a start-up within electro mobility. The company developed an innovative electric car called "Sion" with the inclusion of photovoltaics in the chassis, a range of 250 km and a retail price of 16.000 €. In short: a mainstream electric car which recharges itself.
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2019
1 Nov

Solar Cars at $15 billion - Just the Beginning

Solar vehicle bodywork has just progressed from curiosity to key enabling technology. The new 180-page IDTechEx report, "Solar Cars, Buses, Trucks, Trains 2020-2030" explains why and forecasts the next ten years with solar cars at $15 billion 2030 just a beginning.
2 Aug

Massive Opportunity for EV Start-ups

The electric vehicle market is growing rapidly and, as Tesla has demonstrated, the market is not restricted to the established automotive OEMs. Indeed, the automotive landscape is changing as traditional internal combustion engines are being replaced by all-electric systems, in order to meet ever more stringent on-road emission legislation.
29 Jul

6 Notable Electric Vehicle Startups, Profiles - US and Europe

Whilst the automotive startup landscape is a challenging one, EV startups may benefit from being able to begin with a clean slate, without the legacy of an ICE based history hindering their efforts. This deck presents short profiles for six EV startups founded in either the US or Europe.
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26 Jul

Electric Car Tipping Point Will Delight and Destroy

It is nonsense to forecast pure electric cars costing the same as traditional ones, then life continuing much as usual. The up-front price of pure electric cars will be dropping below that of internal combustion engine ones around 2025. The fundamentals are now clear. Short range electric cars will continue to sell badly because of range and financial anxiety: their resale value after three years can be down 80%. 200 miles/ 320 km is the tipping point where resale value can be only 40% down on purchase price. See the IDTechEx report, "Electric Vehicles 2020-2030" for the full picture of 100 categories of electric vehicle EV by land, water and air.
27 Jun

Lightyear One vs Tesla Model 3

New solar car assessed: needs, uniques, competition.
4 Jun

Solar Car Update - June 2019

A quick take on solar cars and some important news items on the subject
13 May

Market Needs Move Against Lithium-Ion Batteries

In this article IDTechEx revisit a topic we have touched on before. We consider changes in need that are catching the lithium-ion battery industry wrong-footed.
6 Mar

Innovative electric car features full-surface solar integration

Sono Motors unveiled the first images of the Sion's series design as part of a broad online release. The focus was placed on the full-surface incorporation of solar modules into the bodywork - one of the vehicle's unique features that have influenced its design.
21 Jan

Predicting the Death of Lithium-ion Batteries

Nothing is forever. Such is the runaway success of lithium-ion batteries that building gigafactories to make them is a no brainer. For now.
2018
20 Aug

Sono Motors announces Dutch market entry

Just a few weeks after the conclusion of a test drive tour around Europe lasting several months, Sono Motors has announced another series of test drives of the Sion electric car encompassing a total of 18 cities in the Netherlands and Germany.
2017
20 Nov

Off Grid Goes Mega

The decline in off grid electricity production as a percentage of all electricity production is being reversed. Savvy industrialists are onto this.
6 Oct

Highlights from Energy Independent Electric Vehicles (EIEV) Conference

The conference saw attendees and presentations from automotive OEMs through to small innovative start-ups and research groups. Keynote speakers included Toyota, Sono Motors, Hanergy Europe and Project Loon.
29 Sep

Excellent first energy independent vehicle event

The world's first conference on energy independent electric vehicles took place at the Technical University of Delft 27-28 September. It was well timed because many major new versions are about to hit the market addressing major global challenges.
27 Sep

Sion. A Solarcar For Everyone

Sono Motors, Germany
15 Sep

Energy independent electric vehicles: amazing new developments

As the world's first conference on Energy Independent Electric Vehicles approaches on September 27-28 in the Technical University of Delft Netherlands, key players, all of whom are speaking at the event, have been announcing some remarkable new developments.
13 Sep

Large companies target energy independent electric vehicles

The IDTechEx report, Energy Independent Electric Vehicles Land, Water, Air 2017-2037 covers markets, technology timelines, energy harvesting and extreme powertrain efficiency involved. Constantly updated, it now reveals backing of many large companies.
6 Sep

The myth of EV charging station proliferation

Charging station manufacturers would have you believe that they will swamp the world with their products although they typically have no payback. The argument is that they are essential for the deployment of the pure electric on-road vehicles considered vital in combatting both global warming and deaths in cities from noxious emissions.
2 Aug

Sono Motors energy independent vehicle impresses

Sono Motors in Germany has officially launched its solar electric car Sion in Munich with first deliveries expected in 2019.
1 Aug

Fiat Chrysler belatedly electrifies but how?

CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Sergio Marchionne plans for more than half of its Maserati lineup to be electrified by 2022, but the detail is, as yet, unclear.
31 Jul

Energy independent vehicles key to solving grid problems

IDTechEx Chairman Dr Peter Harrop gives his view on the recent announcement from the UK National Grid that peak impact of electric cars in the UK will be equivalent to capacity of 6 nuclear plants.