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Sono Motors Sion: A self-charging electric car is here

Fully electric self-charging solar car Sion by Sono motors. Sion is a fully electric solar car that charges itself on the go. Sono Motors is a german startup that wants to create fossil-fuel-free mobility. The …

Sono Motors Sion

Fully electric self-charging solar car Sion by Sono motors.

Sion is a fully electric solar car that charges itself on the go. Sono Motors is a german startup that wants to create fossil-fuel-free mobility. The start-up has a team of experts in engineering, design, and technology. Sono Motors Sion clearly highlights the passion to create new technology.

Sono Motors Sion Rear View
Sono Motors Sion Rear View

Furthermore, Sion has integrated solar cells. It also provides innovative mobile services. This car charges itself with the help of the sun. In addition, we can charge it at home. So, it has dual charging options.

The solar integration

The Sono Motors Sion has 248 solar cells. The new innovative manufacturing integrates solar cells into body panels. In addition, the viSONO system creates an innovative charging solution. Thus, Sion can generate an additional range of 5800 km per year. This additional range is completely free.

Sion Solar Pannels
Sion Solar Panels

Furthermore, the Sion has solar cells everwhere. Interestingly, it has no paint on its body. These solar modules perfectly fit and adapt the shape of the vehicle. So, this new technology opens up new possibilities in every field. In addition, solar cell integration is a new design standard. These solar cells are almost invisible. Hence, they are more aesthetic & efficient.

In addition, the solar body panels are embedded in polymers instead of glass. So, these are 20% lighter than the metal body parts. Besides, this polymer coating does not splinter. It has high resistance and protects solar cells from external influences. The car also predicts the solar range. It can produce an additional range of 34km through Sun. This range may vary in accordance with the weather conditions.

Flexible charging and Sion

Sion Bidirectional Charging
Sion Bidirectional Charging

Sono Motors Sion takes 30 minutes to charge upto 80% at a fast-charging station. You can charge it at home or any public charging station. Even you can charge your Sion with any other Sion. The car has a bidirectional onboard charger. Hence, Sion can use its power to recharge any other electric vehicle.

The Range & Batteries

The Sion has a liquid-cooled 35kWh battery. So, it gives 255 km of range. This range is enough for the daily commute. The company has a clear focus on the environment while designing battery. The raw material purchasing guidelines include environmental protection and social justice. It is the most important step for a sustainable future. The company wants all the supply chain transparent which includes an improvement in working conditions in the mines.

Furthermore, the lesser use of cobalt with powerful cooling reduces resource use. This kind of architecture enhances efficiency without compromising the lifespan.

In addition, the battery is made up of 192 prismatic lithium-ion cells. Each cell has a capacity of 185-watt hours. The battery has liquid temperature control. So, the heating and cooling of batteries; is possible. The batteries are always kept at an ideal temperature zone. This maintenance of optimal temperature ensures high charging performance irrespective of charging cycles. Active thermal management ensures a long battery life.

Furthermore, you can use these batteries as an energy storage device after its use in electric vehicles. In the end, almost all the battery is recyclable, so that you can reuse it in the future.

The interiors

The interiors of Sono Motors Sion are simple yet full of utility. The 10-inch display provides all the information you need. Besides, breSono natural filter improves the indoor climate.

Sono has a seating capacity of five. The height-adjustable seat belts and seat-heating ensure safety and comfort. The Android Auto and Apple Car-play come standard.

goSono App

First of all, you can share your energy, your car and your ride via the goSono app. The company focuses clearly on the seamless sharing of the car and its energy. You are always in control. It is, basically, sustainability at your fingertips.

Sharing your Sion is somewhat unusual but as you do it, you will do it once again. If you are riding alone, you can share your ride with someone via the same app. Last but not the least, you can share the power with ease. Hence, sharing is caring. Sharing reduces the environmental impact and you can go from one place to another in a sustainable way.

Sono Motors Sion Specifications

The Sion in one charge can go upto 255km. It has a 35kWh battery. In addition, it has a solar range of 34km per day. The 120 kW motor generates 270Nm of torque. The max speed is 140km/h while the trunk volume is 650L.

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