Vehicles with built-in photovoltaic cells in the body paneling for self-sufficient driving - Sono Motors shows how the mobility revolution can be implemented smartly. The electricity generated flows directly into the car battery and is said to be sufficient for an average of up to 5,800 kilometers per year. The product range even includes a solar bus kit, which can be used to retrofit public transport and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in urban areas. The flagship of Sono Motors, however, is undoubtedly the spacious Sion electric car, in which 456 half-cells are incorporated. The car already has over 20,000 advance orders.
Of course, the development of such technology requires a lot of effort and energy. However, to ensure that this energy is also climate-friendly, Sono Motors purchases the Grüner Strom-Label-certified "naturstrom" tariff from Naturstrom AG for its offices and workshops.
"Electromobility is a central component of the cross-sector energy transition. Because in combination with green electricity, e-vehicles are not only CO2-free on the road, they can also contribute to grid stability in the future," said Oliver Hummel, CEO of naturstrom AG. "Sono Motors' idea of using solar modules integrated into the car body to generate part of the required traction current directly on site is decentralized energy supply par excellence."¹
Sono Motors was founded in 2016 by three friends in Munich. According to their own statements, the sustainability aspect was in the foreground from the very beginning. The entire company is built on the premise of protecting the environment, nature and people.² By purchasing certified green electricity, the company also invests in the energy transition.
The core criterion of the Grüner Strom-Label is that energy suppliers who offer a certified electricity tariff, such as Naturstrom AG, promote the expansion of renewable energies and innovative energy transition projects with a fixed amount per kilowatt hour consumed. The subsidy thus also comes indirectly from the electricity customers of Naturstrom AG who purchase naturstrom, as Sono Motors does. Selected energy transition projects, which are supported by certified electricity tariffs, are here .