German Carmaker Puts Solar Panels on Electric Vehicles

(NetworkNewsWire via Comtex)

It's all about sustainable, renewable energy these days. For several countries, reducing their environmental footprint will involve phasing out internal combustion engines for electric vehicles over the next decade or so. Not only are they cheaper to run and maintain, but they also reduce vehicle emissions, thus reducing our impact on the environment. One Munich-based company has taken things even further by combining their EV with solar charging capabilities.

Thanks to the solar charging system integrated into the EV's body, it will benefit from an extended range of as much as 20 miles per day in Germany. Sono Motors, which is based in Munich, is planning on selling its electric car, the Sion, from 2022. The firm recently raised nearly $60 million in a 50-day crowd-funding campaign and according to marketing director Ann-Kathrin Schroeder, the capital...


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