The entire world is moving away from the fuel-powered cars not only to get rid of carbon emission but also due to what latest technologies such as electric vehicles offer.
It’s worth mentioning that the EV’s have much less in the form of moving parts, they are lighter and there’s no noise. These days, Electric vehicles are faster and smarter than their traditional internal combustion cousins.
Sono Sion powered by solar panels!
To date, there are few all-electric sports car that combines high-tech science and high-end performance with an impressive design. Munich-based Sono Sion is one among them!
Earlier this year, Sono Motors unveiled Sion, an electric car partially powered by solar panels on the vehicle. Interestingly, this car comes equipped with both battery pack and 248 integrated solar cells that can charge the vehicle.
Founded by Laurin Hahn in 2016, the Munich-based Sono Motors aims to end the usage of fossil fuels in exchange for sustainable mobility. While the mass production is expected to go somewhere around the second half of 2019, Sono Motors has presented first images of the Sion interior as part of an online campaign.
Here’s why you should be excited about the launch of this solar-powered self-charging electric car.
Well-equipped infotainment system!
The first insight into the Sion cockpit shows, Sono puts “functionality, intuitive operability, user-friendliness and connectivity” at the center of its design.
As per the company claims, all the mobility services can be controlled directly through the central 10-inch display of the infotainment system with integrated connectivity as well as via the goSono app.
But, the data concerning the vehicle’s solar range is made available on the 7-inch display within the steering wheel area. Furthermore, a smartphone can be connected to the infotainment system via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The most striking aspect of the cockpit design is the breSono, a natural filter that improves the indoor climate.
The German carmaker added:
The moss has been specially treated so that it’s no longer a living thing. Despite this, it still maintains its positive features for filtering out particulate matter and regulating humidity.
Moreover, the interior greenery visuals are enhanced by lighting systems that can be individually adjusted.
Roberto Diesel, CTO of Sono Motors, said:
In conjunction with sharing services and autonomous driving, the digitalization of mobility and the increasing interconnectivity of vehicles will play a crucial part in significantly reducing the number of vehicles, especially in urban settings.
Bidirectional charging function
It’s worth mentioning that, Sion is the first production vehicle to bring together solar integration, mobility services, and the option of sharing power via a bidirectional charging function. This inturn makes the car suitable as a sharing vehicle, as well as a private or business vehicle.
The model features 330 integrated solar cells that are said to produce enough electricity to add around 30 km of range per day in addition to the 250 km it carries in its 30 kWh battery.
Total of 260,000 vehicles
The production is scheduled to start in the second half of next year, with a total of 260,000 vehicles as of now. For its rollout, the SEV will be delivered in a version costing €25,500. Other vehicles based on the Sion platform are planned, including for the international market.
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