Essayer de lancer une société automobile de zéro n'est pas une tâche facile, demandez à Tesla. Mais le comme dit le dicton, "s'il y a de la volonté, il y a un moyen". Pour Sono Motors, une société basée à Munich, ce moyen vient du crowdfunding.

La société a pu recueillir 192'000€ via une campagne sur Indiegogo,dépassant son objectif initial qui était de 150'000€. Désormais, Sono Motors est en mesure de démarrer la production de sa voiture en forme d'oeuf, le prototype Sion EV, qui sera en démonstration à partir de l'an prochain avant d'être commercialisée.

La voiture sera disponible en deux versions. La "Urban" permettra, pour un prix de 11'500€, de bénéficier d'une autonomie de 120 km sur une simple charge. Si vous optez pour la version "Extender" à 16'000€, vous pourrez pousser cette autonomie à 250 km, le tout avec la possibilité de recharger la voiture sur une simple prise domestique.

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Faisant fi de toute considération esthétique, la Sion utilisera des panneaux solaires disposés sur une grande partie de sa carrosserie : le toit, les portes, et l'arrière de la voiture. Ces seuls panneaux solaires pourraient, selon la société, générer pas moins de 30 km de conduite supplémentaires, ce qui fait de la Sion une "voiture électrique auto-rechargeable".

Malgré son apparence relativement ramassée, la Sion pourra accueillir confortablement six passagers. Elle disposera également d'un coffre relativement spacieux, et d'une console centrale dix pouces qui vous permettra de vous connecter à votre smartphone via le Wi-Fi ou le Bluetooth. Un... crochet de remorquage est même proposé en option.

Les premières livraisons sont programmées pour débuter en Europe et en Amérique du Nord en 2018 et, pour les premiers acheteurs, Sono offre un certain nombre d'avantages clients, comme une journée complète de test, ou des remises sur la voiture en elle-même.

Source: Sono Motors

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Electro-mobility is currently experiencing a boom. Until today, however, no cost-effective electric car suitable for everyday use has been available on the market. The Munich Start-up SONO MOTORS now presents a family-friendly electric car called Sion on the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. With a range of 250 km, a price of 16,000 € and the integration of solar cells in the body, the vehicle should be of particular interest to the middle class. Via this crowdfunding campaign, SONO MOTORS will be collecting the money necessary to reproduce the prototype of the Sion for crash tests and trial runs. Through a subsequent pre-sale in 2017, SONO MOTORS is hoping to gather enough financial support for serial production of Sion in cooperation with automotive manufacturers and suppliers. Press release Sion. An electric car for everyone. The five-door compact van is a purely electric car with a battery capacity of 30 kWh and fast-charge performance with up to 43 kW, so even long-distance and vacation trips pose no problem. However, the striking innovation is a unique self-charging system called viSono, which charges the Sion through solar cells. With a surface area of 7.5 m², these cells generate enough electricity to give the Sion an additional 30 free kilometres in one day. In short: A self-charging electric car. Bidirectional charging – the Sion can not only be charged with electricity, but can also provide electricity at any time. Thus, the Sion is a mobile power storage. Using a household plug, it is possible for current consumption by all common electronic devices with up to 2,000 watts. reSono A maintenance system called „reSono“ guarantees favourable maintenance costs due to inexpensive spare parts. At reSono, an instruction catalogue and a tutorial video will be provided, intended to guarantee that even an amateur can install spare parts into the vehicle without major automotive knowledge. But that does not mean customers have to repair the Sion by themselves. The royalty-free disclosure of the workshop manual is meant to enable brand independent car repair shops all over the world to repair the Sion. This results in a very well-developed service network from the start which guarantees you a cost-effective repair of the vehicle. In short: The customer can simply go to the repair shop around the corner with the Sion. Visit Crowdfunding Further questions and details Sion. An electric car for everyone. Pricing There are two variations of the Sion with different ranges. • „Extender“ 250km range (30kWh) Target Price: 16.000 € • „Urban“ 120km range (14,4KWh) Target Price: 12.000 € Other features: • Practicality - six seats, each able to be individually folded down • A large trunk. Optional trailer coupling. • Display - ten inch display in the central console allows you to connect your smart phone via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth and have all your apps, music and contacts at hand right away. • breSono - The breSono system is a unique moss integrated into the dashboard, which acts as a natural air filter