Mar 22, 2023 - 01:02 pm
Sono Motors faces insolvency
Following the demise of the Sion solar electric car, Sono Motors is apparently still in serious financial difficulties. Insolvency is imminent, as there is probably not enough money to continue business operations.
Feb 24, 2023 - 04:57 pm
Sono Motors has dropped the Sion
The Munich-based start-up Sono has decided to discontinue the Sion programme and not to pursue its own solar car project any further – the Sion is thus history before the first series production example. Instead, they will concentrate on the solar business for B2B customers.
Jan 28, 2023 - 11:51 am
Sono extends funding campaign for the Sion
Sono Motors is extending its campaign to save the Sion solar electric car – by one month until 28 February 2023. With the help of the funds raised during the campaign, the aim is to close the funding gap until the pre-series.
Dec 8, 2022 - 06:37 pm
Sono Motors starts funding campaign for the Sion
In Germany, in a statement on the sidelines of the Q3 figures, the CEOs and co-founders of Sono Motors, Jona Christians and Laurin Hahn, announced a special reservation campaign for the Sion. If this is not successful, the solar electric car may never be made, but this also no longer spells the end of the […]
Nov 21, 2022 - 04:04 pm
Sono to source more components from Continental
The Munich-based solar car developer Sono Motors has expanded its cooperation with Continental. The vehicles for the current series validation of the Sion are to use further components from the supplier from Hanover, also surrounding the vehicle’s battery.
Nov 10, 2022 - 12:45 pm
Sono & Bosch to cooperate on vehicle maintenance
Sono Motors and Bosch have agreed to cooperate on a joint Europe-wide workshop network. All services for Sono’s upcoming solar electric car will be available to users at participating workshops, including repair, service, maintenance and warranty services.
Jul 25, 2022 - 07:40 pm
Sono Motors presents the final series design of the Sion
The Munich-based solar car developer Sono Motors has presented the series design of its Sion solar electric car. This only concerns the design of the body and the interior – nothing has changed in the specifications for the technology. Production is scheduled to start in the second half of 2023.
Mar 15, 2022 - 01:27 pm
Sono Motors to enter test phase for the Sion
Munich-based solar car developer Sono Motors has announced that it will soon start the series testing phase for its Sion. The company is currently building a fleet of series validation vehicles for the Sion’s testing programme. The final design of the electric car is expected to be unveiled this summer.
Oct 27, 2021 - 12:50 pm
Sono still hasn’t reached a production agreement with NEVS
Although Sono Motors already announced in 2019 that it would have its Sion solar electric car produced by National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) at the Swedish site in Trollhättan, there is apparently no binding production agreement to date. We asked the Munich-based company about this.
Sep 2, 2021 - 01:20 pm
Sono Motors developing V2X wall box in design survey
Sono Motors says it is working on a bidirectional AC wall box and is currently running a survey for customers to vote for their favourite design. The German company expects the home charger launch to coincide with Sono Motors’ Sion solar car coming to market in 2023.
Jun 24, 2021 - 02:34 pm
Sono Motors gives the Sion a 54-kWh LFP battery
The German startup Sono Motors is significantly upgrading its Sion solar electric car. Instead of the previously planned 35 kWh battery capacity, the Sion will get a 54 kWh battery with LFP technology. The solar electric car’s price of 25,500 euros (including German VAT) is to remain unchanged.
Dec 15, 2020 - 03:38 pm
Sono Motors gathers 45 million euros
The Munich-based company Sono Motors has concluded financing of 45 million euros. The startup has also garnered around 12,400 pre-orders for its Sion solar electric car. A few days ago, Sono Motors had announced its intention to present the new prototype generation in January.
Dec 11, 2020 - 12:21 pm
Sono Motors to present prototype in January
Sono Motors has announced its intention to present the new prototype generation of the Sion at CES in January 2021. Furthermore, that might soon not be Sono Motors’ only connection to the US, as the Munich-based startup is reportedly aiming for the U.S. stock market.
Aug 24, 2020 - 08:02 pm
Sono Motors and Tesla join Fair Cobalt Alliance
Munich-based start-up Sono Motors is the first electric vehicle manufacturer to become a member of the Fair Cobalt Alliance. The action platform is an initiative to promote fairer cobalt mining practices in small-scale mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Mar 12, 2020 - 12:52 pm
Sono Motors announces new CFO
Sono Motors has appointed Torsten Kiedel to the company’s Management Board with immediate effect. The Chief Financial Officer’s (CFO) main task is to ensure the financing of the electric car start-up.
Feb 26, 2020 - 01:25 pm
Sono Motors announces financing update
Sono Motors has released an update on the development and financing of the Sion. Among other things, the Sion’s work packages and suppliers are being defined while other aspects, such as the legal details of their Sono Points system will still take some time.
Jan 19, 2020 - 06:21 pm
Sono Motors hits €50M-target through crowdfunding
Sono Motors has exceeded its crowdfunding target of 50 million euros and has extended the campaign until 20 January. The Munich-based company announced this on Saturday evening on Twitter – two days before the deadline.
Jan 9, 2020 - 11:13 am
Sono Motors drums up another 10 million euros
Sono Motors is well on the way to meeting its crowdfunding target of 50 million euros as part of the crowdfunding campaign that was extended till January 20. Sono Motors received a financing commitment of a further 10 million euros through the participation of existing investors, bringing the current level to just under 45 million […]
Jan 2, 2020 - 12:38 pm
Sono Motors extends crowdfunding target deadline
With just over 32 million euros collected, the Sono Motors’ crowdfunding campaign launched in early December did not reach the target of 50 million euros by the initial New Years Eve deadline. However, the German electric vehicle startup has been given a vote of confidence by customers to extend the deadline to 20 January.
Dec 16, 2019 - 12:31 pm
Sono Motors gets green light for profit sharing
Good news for German carmaking startup Sono Motors: the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) has now approved Sono Motor’s Community Participation Program. This means future reservation holders can now participate in the company’s profits.
Dec 1, 2019 - 05:32 pm
Sono Motors evolves radically new financing strategy
The Munich-based German startup Sono Motors has just radically changed its financing strategy. Instead of relying on strategic investors, Sono will now increase its focus on crowdfunding. The production date of the Sion is also shifting significantly.
Aug 29, 2019 - 01:44 pm
Sono reveals interior of its solar-powered Sion
Munich-based electric automobile startup Sono Motors has just revealed the interior of its solar electric car Sion, along with further details. The interior is geared for sharing with a slick, elegant design and features a plant-based air filter system.
Jul 10, 2019 - 02:28 pm
Continental to present new electric drive at the IAA
Continental will present the third generation of a fully electric drive train at the IAA. The “first fully integrated axle drive for mass production” weighs less than 80 kilograms and is to be offered in two power ratings of 120 or 150 kW.
May 8, 2019 - 06:43 pm
Sono Motors reaches 10,000 Sion reservations
More than a year before the production launch of their Sion solar electric car, Sono Motors has already received 10,000 pre-paid reservations throughout Europe. This means that the number of potential buyers has doubled since June last year.
Mar 4, 2019 - 06:59 am
Sono shows serial design of solar electric car Sion
The Munich-based EV startup Sion Motors has presented final designs for their first solar-powered battery electric vehicle, the Sion. The roof mounted solar cells are capable of generating power for up to 34 km per day, enough for most urban rides, says Sono.
Nov 22, 2018 - 01:30 pm
Continental delivers compact drive for solar EV Sion
Continental will be delivering the electric drive unit for the solar electric car Sion by Sono Motors, including the motor, performance electronics and the powertrain in one compact system. At the same time, prices for batteries are going higher than expected.