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Here's the latest news from the Sion's development

6th October 2021 – We’ve made some major progress in the past months and will finalize component approval by December 2021. In the first half of 2022, 11 3rd generation prototypes will be available for testing.

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Sono Motors at Intersolar From October 6 to 8 2021 in Munich, Germany

4th October 2021 – Sono Motors will be present at this year's Intersolar from October 6 - 8 at booth A6.551. We will also be contributing our expertise to three presentations at the Power2Drive Forum in Hall B6 at Booth B6.430.

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The Sono Wallbox will Get a Regular Cable

23rd September 2021 – After the decision for the Sono wallbox design was decided mid-September, our Community could now finally decide on the cable.

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The Design of the Sono Wallbox: A First Result Is Available

14th September 2021 – On 2 September it was finally time for us to present to you the Sono wallbox. Now we are excited to show you the first Results of the Sono Wallbox.

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Inside Sono Motors Event

3rd September 2021 – Thursday 9 September 2021 is the day! We are so excited that, for the first time in Sono Motors’ history, we will share with you what makes us special as an employer, and distinguishes us from many other companies in the automotive industry.

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We’re Developing a Bidirectional Wallbox - How It Looks Is up to You

2nd September 2021 – The Sono wallbox makes it possible to use the Sion as a home storage system since it enables the Sion to deliver electricity to a building. But which applications will be possible? How expensive will it be? And what will it look like? Product manager Tillmann Laux has the answers.

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Over 14,000 Reservations of the Sion

1st September 2021 – We are pleased to announce today that the Sion has already been pre-ordered over 14,000 times. On average the Sion is prepaid with a value of around € 3,000.

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Digital Mobility: All you need to know about our partnership with Sibros

19th July 2021 – We have found a strong partner in the Californian software company Sibros. My colleague from Sono Digital Johannes Bückle and I had the opportunity to talk to Hemant Sikaria, CEO and co-founder of the company, about our partnership, goals and the next development steps.

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Kicking-off the First Tour With Our New Sion Prototype

6th July 2021 – Have you wondered what the new prototype looks and feels like in real life? Here's your chance to find out!

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"Faster, safer, more durable": the Sion gets a new battery

25th June 2021 – Arvind Peehal leads development of the battery systems. As a follow-on from the announcement of the Sion's new battery, he explains the main differences to the previous technology in this article.

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An EasyMile to explore - an update on the ongoing shuttle prototype cooperation

17th June 2021 – Olivier from EasyMile and Georg from Sono Motors join Julius to talk about the collaboration on the Shuttle prototypes and the importance of this technology in the future.

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Mid-year report from the Community Advisory Board

1st June 2021 – Six months ago, Sono decided to give the Community a seat on the advisory board. Today, we are looking into how the advisory board is structured and how it works.

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2020 in Numbers: How Sustainable Are We as a Company?

22nd April 2021 – Your trust in our vision is extremely important to us and therefore we are publishing our annual sustainability report. This report is, for the first time, closely aligned with the GRI standard for sustainability reporting. We want to be transparent on the development of our performance in terms of fairness, resource conservation, and climate protection at Sono.

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Sono Digital: Who we are, what we do and how you can contribute

26th March 2021 – Our mission is to make every car electric and shared. While our colleagues in the vehicle development team take care of the former, our focus is on the latter: shared mobility.

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Here Is How Our Solar Technology Could Change the Energy Supply in Mobility

22nd March 2021 – Solar technology has been around for 180 years, even though back then it was dismissed by many scientists due to the domination of energy technologies based on the burning of coal. However, as Bob Dylan famously sang in the 1960s, “the times they are a-changing”, and the Sion’s solar technology might be one example of many.

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Here Are the Results of Our Sion Design Survey

25th February 2021 – More than 20,000 responses have reached us regarding our Sion design survey. They also help us to better understand the needs of our supporters.

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"I've Set Myself Three Big Goals": A Frank Conversation with Advisory Board Member Sebastian Böttger

22nd February 2021 – Last summer, we announced that we would be adding an advisory board to our company. Since the community plays a central role in Sono Motors, we decided to include one person on the board representing…

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Sion Prototype Reveal at the Consumer Electronics Show 2021

28th January 2021 – For those who couldn't attend the live event, we have prepared a playlist with all videos from our show at CES 2021. Check it out!

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Mobility Provider UFODRIVE Will Incorporate Sion Into Fleet

20th January 2021 – The Luxembourg-based company relies exclusively on electric vehicles. CEO McClean sees our solar integration as ideal for car sharing in cities.

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Sion on Wheels: Collaboration With Team Rosberg Engineering – TRE GmbH

3rd December 2020 – When selecting a suitable axle concept back in 2018, we got together with an expert from the world of motorsport – Team Rosberg Engineering, or TRE for short.

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Manufacturing Update: Prototypes On the Home Stretch

1st December 2020 – News from Roding! We almost finished the production of our prototypes at Roding. Soon we can finally present them to you!

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News from Production: Prototypes Are Taking Shape

29th October 2020 – Today we will give you a current status of the production of our prototypes at Roding. Already in a few weeks we will present them to you. Be curious!

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"Key Technology for Future Mobility": Solar Integration in the Body of Electric Cars Is Being Prepared for Approval

22nd October 2020 – Together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Freiburg, Germany, we are working on testing and certifying solar integration into the body of electric vehicles.

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Park & Shine: Park the Sion in the Sun and Charge Free Solar Energy

15th September 2020 – Today, we show how solar integration supports the charging of battery cells. We also answer the question if parking in the sun with the Sion is worthwhile.

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Fair Cobalt Alliance: Let’s Talk About Cobalt

24th August 2020 – Today, we're talking about cobalt. A metal that is being used in lithium-ion batteries to achieve a higher energy density and has been repeatedly criticized for problematic mining conditions.

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Finally on Tour Again! And an Update on Our 2020 Strategy

21st August 2020 – On our current community tour we talked about the impact of Corona, what we've already achieved this year and our adapted 2020 strategy.

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The Infotainment System: Simple Design and User Friendliness

31st July 2020 – Today, we would like to take a look at the development status of our infotainment system in the Sion – and introduce you to the team behind it.

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Roding Will Manufacture the New Sion Prototypes

30th June 2020 – Already our first two prototypes have been built in 2017 in close cooperation with Roding – experts for lightweight construction and e-mobility. Since this exciting time, we have had a close relationship.

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One Community, One Car: Insights From the First Sono App Pilot Project

4th June 2020 – To validate our Sono mobility services and get early feedback, we have started an exciting pilot project together with a group of volunteers.

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An Update on the Development Status of the Solar Integration of the Sion

5th May 2020 – Christian, expert for photovoltaic power electronics, on technical challenges of the solar integration and why we had to develop a completely new type of voltage converter.

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“We'll Get Through This, Too” – Interview With Vehicle Developer Maximilian Seifert

2nd April 2020 – Maximilian Seifert provides insights into the latest state of development, the consequences of the Corona crisis and his own personal highs and lows in over three years at Sono Motors.

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