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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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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.
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.
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.
26 Jul

Presenters promise revelations at Energy Independent Vehicle event

IDTechEx technology analyst Dr Richard Collins will present on lightweighting at Energy Independent Electric Vehicles, the world's first conference on energy independent vehicles.
14 Jul

Energy Independent Electric Vehicles: Big Companies & New Technologies

EIVs are an idea whose time has come.
15 May

Electric Vehicle News from IDTechEx Show! Berlin May 2017

The successful "IDTechEx Show!" in Berlin with nearly 3000 paying delegates, nine parallel conferences, 25 masterclasses and a large exhibition had a huge amount for the electric vehicle enthusiast.
12 May

IDTechEx Electric Vehicles Europe 2017 Award Winner

Sono Motors, Germany were presented last night with the Most Significant Innovation Award in Electric Vehicles at the IDTechEx Show, Berlin.
10 May

Sion: A Solarcar For Everyone

Sono Motors, Germany
13 Apr

Germany EV laggard to leader

Germany took a wrong course in vehicle powertrains initially resisting government support for electric vehicles, but many German industrial and commercial vehicle manufacturers are now going electric.
7 Apr

Manned Electric Aircraft: Progress and Potential

Recently, there has been a sharp increase in development activity with electric aircraft, as examined in the new report from IDTechEx Research, Manned Electric Aircraft 2017-2027.