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The first solar car "for the people" will be made by the Germans
The first solar car "for the people" will be made by the Germans

The first solar car "for the people" will be made by the Germans, orders have exploded

Sono Motors is a German company from Munich, and they recently announced that they will soon start production of the solar car Sion. 20,000 reservations have already arrived.

Back in 2017, the Munich manufacturer presented the Sion model, the first SEV model, that is, a solar electric car. Now this company announced that by the beginning of August this year, it had received over 20,000 reservations, each with a 2,000 euro deposit.

Sono previously announced that the Scion will have a starting price of 25,126 euros. The goal is to produce 257,000 units over seven years of production, starting in the second half of next year. Valmet Automotive from Finland will be in charge of production.

Here, the notion of a solar electric car has a completely different meaning than previous commercializations of solar panels on four wheels.

Sion has 456 cells distributed throughout the body, which ensures 112 km of range per week, but twice as much in areas with lots of sunny days. The exception is the front end, where there are no cells so that the cost of repairs in the event of a traffic accident is minimal, Index.hr writes.

In addition to the panel, Sion also has a battery with a capacity of 54 kWh, which ensures a range of up to 305 km according to WLTP. It is compatible with chargers with a power of up to 75 kW, and can also serve as an energy source with a power of up to 2.7 kW.

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