Solar mobility provider Sono Motors announced the launch of the new prototype generation of its solar electric car, the Sion. The company held a live online session for their reservation holders and other supporters. The development of the vehicles was funded by one of Europe’s largest crowdfunding campaigns, which the company successfully carried out in January 2020. Backed up by new financial resources and the support of the community, Sono Motors started the new prototype project at the beginning of 2020.
Within one year, the company built the next prototype generation of the Sion. This new prototype demonstrates the progress the company has made in terms of development during a time of global transformation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“For the first time, we integrated parts in a prototype that will also be installed in the series vehicle,” said Denis Azhar, Sion Group Lead at Sono Motors. “The successful assembly is the result of strong partnerships with suppliers and employees from the facility in Roding.” By manufacturing these prototypes, Sono Motors is taking another major step towards series production.”
The founders stated that this next generation of prototype vehicles will be released to the public at the CES, one of the world’s largest and most important trade fairs for representatives of the electronics industry.
For more than 50 years, the CES has been the global platform for numerous innovations from the tech industry. As an innovative company, Sono Motors wants to harness the international attention of the trade show in order to present its technology to a wider audience and get feedback.
In 2021, the CES will be completely digital for the first time. This new setup will allow the exhibitors and visitors to attend safely within the context of the COVID-19 measures. The CES will take place from January 11 to 14, 2021.