The German mobility provider Sono Motors unveiled Sion, an electric car that is partially powered by solar panels on the vehicle back in 2019. This electric car is equipped with 248 integrated solar cells and a 35kWh battery pack to keep it charged to last up to 250 kilometres.
Founded in 2016 by Laurin Hahn, Sono Motors intends to put an end to the usage of fossil fuels by bringing about sustainability in the mobility industry. Notably, its electric vehicle Sion has been quite successful as the company witnessed over 13,000 reservations for the same.
Appoints new CFO!
Now, the German mobility provider Sono Motors has appointed Torsten Kiedel to the management board. In the role of CFO, he will be responsible in securing the company’s financing in the future and play a major role in the growth of Sono Motors in the coming years.
Kiedel has over 15 years of management experience in areas such as risk management, corporate finance, and controlling. He as corporate experience across finance departments at BMW including three years at BMW Bank in the US and seven years of startup experience from management positions in the growth environment of companies including Flixbus and mytaxi (known as Free Now). Before being hired by Sono Motors, he was the CFO of Occhio and was responsible for finance and purchasing.
Laurin Hahn, CEO and founder of Sono Motors said, “We are very pleased to have Torsten onboard in this decisive phase who is an extremely experienced colleague and financing expert and is as enthusiastic and engaged with climate-friendly mobility as we are”.
Sion, a self-charging car
The production of the self-charging car Sion from Sono Motors is all set to debut in the second half of this year. As of now, it is believed that there will be a total of 260,000 vehicles. For its rollout, the company will arrive in a new version priced at €25,500.
Main image picture credits: Sono Motors
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