10 Oct 2022
Sono Motors Gains Scania and LLT as New Customers
Sono Motors gains new customers in Scania, a subsidiary of Volkswagen, and LLT, a Swedish public transport authority, in a unique project to test the Solar Bus Kit in real-life conditions in the northern hemisphere. The objective of the project is to optimize the efficiency of the solar technology for buses in northern climates.
5 Aug 2022
Powertrain Efficiency: Sustaining EV Growth in an Era of Shortages
2022 continues to present great challenges for electric vehicle makers, but despite these challenges electric vehicle markets have continued to grow. However, in an era of shortages, disruption is inevitable. IDTechEx believes improvements to drive cycle efficiency and vehicle design, minimizing battery capacity and other material requirements per vehicle, must come to the forefront.
26 Jul 2022
Sono Motors Unveils Design of Solar Electric Passenger Car and Bus Kit
Sono Motors, the company that is pioneering solar-powered mobility recently celebrated the debut of the world's first affordable solar electric vehicle, the Sion, in its production design, and the unveiling of its novel 'Solar Bus Kit', a scalable B2B retrofit solution that reduces fuel consumption and inner-city greenhouse gas emissions, thereby contributing to climate protection.
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.