Mar 5, 2019 - Energy & Environment

German startup teases solar-powered electric vehicle

Sonos electric vehicle

Image courtesy of Sono Motors

The German EV startup Sono Motors has released updated images of its Sion, a vehicle that can partially recharge using solar panels integrated into its design.

Why it matters: The company said the panels can add up to 34 kilometers a day of additional range under "peak" conditions. The company says the car will cost 25,500 euros (around $28,900).

  • "It's more than initially planned, but 9,460 partially paid pre-orders were placed so far, which gives hope that there is demand and the company will be able to start production," Inside EVs writes.

What they're saying: Via the EV site Electrek, "Their claim of 30 km of range per day added with solar panels is most likely in ideal conditions. Therefore, make no mistake, this vehicle is very much powered by its battery pack."

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