The Munich-based start-up took the wraps off its promising electric vehicle – a minivan that seats six and will sell for 16,000 euros. Range is given at 250 km. On top of a 30 kWh battery pack, the EV is fitted with a solar roof for an extra 30 km of range and comes with fast-charging capabilities. Sono wants to finance crash tests and test drives with crowdfunding and kick off production in 2018.
The five-door compact van is a pure electric car with a battery capacity of 30 kWh and a fast charge performance with up to 43 kW, so even long-distance and vacation trips pose no problem. However, the striking innovation is a unique self-charging system called viSono which charges the Sion by solar cells through the sun. With an area of 7,5 m² enough electricity is generated, to last for an additional 30 free kilometers in one day. Short: A self-charging electric car.
Bidirectional charging - The Sion can not only be charged with electricity, but can also provide electricity at any time. The Sion is thus a mobile power storage. Using a household plug, it is possible for current consumption of all common electronic devices with up to 2.000 watts.
The SONO MOTORS GmbH are the three founders Jona Christians, Navina Pernsteiner and Laurin Hahn. A diverse team of designers, developers, technicians and students, partially with years of experience in the automotive industry.
Starting in a small garage, the team has developed a prototype over the last 4 years. With this vehicle, valuable experience for further developments have been made, through practice tests and driving in everyday situations. Crowdfunding, angel investors and venture capital are intended to provide the company with sufficient capital for the production of the Sion and help for international consolidation.