With 330 separate solar cells integrated into the chassis of the car, the Sion can charge itself for up to 30km a day in European weather conditions – enough for city commuters.
The Sion aims to make electric mobility more affordable and available for a much lower cost and in a market where lack of charging infrastructure and perceived limited range is deterring its uptake. Its characteristics include simple and cost-effective manufacturing by a third party, bi-directional charging (it generates and also provides energy), a range of 250 km on a full charge, and maintenance and mobility services. Furthermore it is shatterproof, light and particularly weather resistant thanks to a polycarbonate layer on the solar cells.
- •Electric vehicle that recharges through integrated solar panels in the chassis
- •Natural iceland moss to filter finedust out of the cabin air
- •Ride and car sharing integrated in the onboard-infotainment system
- •An open-source repair and maintenance strategy
- •Full CO2 compensation of the manufacturing process
- •Pollutes 30% less CO2/100km and is over 60% more efficient in terms of energy used per kWh/100km in contrast to a car with a combustion engine.
- •Economic savings due to kilometers powered by solar panels