Solar Car That Keeps Charging, As You Drive

In Clean Facts, Innovations, News, Products, Renewable Energy, Solar, Technology

Sion car, an all-electric solar vehicle that lets you charge as you drive.

A Munich-based start-up, Sono Motors, founded in 2016, is developing the Sion, a fully-electric vehicle that has solar cells integrated into its bodywork. It can be charged via solar power, from conventional power outlets or other electric cars.

Production will start in the second half of 2019 at one of its German plants and the company has around 5,000 orders which it aims to start selling at 16,000 euros ($18,540) next year.

Sion will have 330 solar cells attached to the vehicle’s roof, bonnet and sides and its battery system will offer a range of around 250 km (155 miles) before it needs recharging.

The car has a seat heater, there is air conditioning, there is a large infotainment system where one can also connect the phone.

The full efficiency of the Sion is guaranteed by the lightweight design. The exterior is mainly made up of rust-proof polycarbonate. It further is scratch-resistant. The most unique feature in the body work are the solar cells, which are located on the roof, on both sides as on the hood and the rear.

You can have this car for only 16.000 € (Rs.13 lacs. approx.) excluding the battery.

An upfront battery purchase will be worth another 4.000€. The battery can also be availed for an EMI.



Reference- ET, Sono Motors website, Reuter UK

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