Sono Motors Sion | Fully Charged

When we heard Sono Motors was going to be in the Netherlands, we jumped at the chance of seeing this German company and their groundbreaking solar panel covered Sion.
And Jonny got a test drive.
The video was shot last summer. A lot has happened since then. Here is an update:
- The motor will be FWD and supplied by Continental
- The connectivity module will be supplied by BOSCH, which enables carSharing and rideSharing
- The battery (35 kWh, liquid cooled) will be produced in Germany by ElringKlinger
- The Sion has a range of 250 km (255 km WLTP/ 320 km NEDC)
- We use highly efficient, monocrystalline silicon cells for the solar modules. A total of 330 cells can generate a maximum power of 1,204 watts with 24 percent efficiency. This results in up to 30 km additional range through the sun. Perfect for commuters!
- The price of the Sion is 16.000€ without battery. Battery included 25.500€. Battery rental or leasing possible.
- The prototype from the video shows the development status of about 2 years ago. Check our website to see the current status + facts: sonomotors.com/sion.html/
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  • Hi guys, the video was shot last summer. A lot has happened since then. Here is an update: - The motor will be FWD and supplied by Continental - The connectivity module will be supplied by BOSCH, which enables carSharing and rideSharing - The battery (35 kWh, liquid cooled) will be produced in Germany by ElringKlinger - The Sion has a range of 250 km (255 km WLTP/ 320 km NEDC) - We use highly efficient, monocrystalline silicon cells for the solar modules. A total of 330 cells can generate a maximum power of 1,204 watts with 24 percent efficiency. This results in up to 30 km additional range through the sun. Perfect for commuters! - The price of the Sion is 16.000€ without battery. Battery included 25.500€. Battery rental or leasing possible. - The prototype from the video shows the development status of about 2 years ago. Check our website to see the current status + facts: sonomotors.com/sion.html/

    SONO MOTORSSONO MOTORSVor 9 Tage
    • Fantastic! I'll get one. Guaranteed. As long as it's available in sunny South Africa :)

      Joe BlackJoe BlackVor 11 Stunden
    • SONO MOTORS This to me, has to be the perfect Electric Vehicle to date and can only get better and better in time. It looks like it’s made by people who want the best from a Electric vehicle and keep the running costs as low as possible, while not having to compromise on someone lifestyle and needs. It puts the global motor vehicle industry to shame. I own a Toyota hybrid for now and always wished, it was covered in solar panels and was fully electric. My home is a hybrid as well, with solar panels and a storage battery and this Sono motor Ev is perfect for me. You can see my renewable efforts here: mealsdelivered24x7.us/detail/video-0DmbteQ9LEs.html

      christopher pickupchristopher pickupVor 17 Stunden
    • I don't see the point of making an EV front wheel drive

      TheDigitalMelonTheDigitalMelonVor 22 Stunden
    • This is the vision of tomorrow, today. I want to leave the US because this will never happen here. Absolutely game changing!

      Justin MJustin MVor 4 Tage
    • SONO MOTORS When will I be able to get one delivered to California?

      Brian GuzmanBrian GuzmanVor 5 Tage
  • 9:55 Bruh, the 16a fused ports can supply around 3kW "atleast" is a bit over board :D

    SecretSalami48SecretSalami48Vor 11 Stunden
  • I definitely would love a roadster or a Taycan one day, when I'm big. For fun. But this is my dream car for everyday use.

    Joe BlackJoe BlackVor 11 Stunden
  • It is very impressive. How much does it cost?

    Mark JuhaszMark JuhaszVor 12 Stunden
  • I want to see something I can buy, not an old prototype.

    Hans MeyerHans MeyerVor 12 Stunden
  • SONO MOTORS This to me, has to be the perfect Electric Vehicle to date and can only get better and better in time. It looks like it’s made by people who want the best from a Electric vehicle and keep the running costs as low as possible, while not having to compromise on someone lifestyle and needs. It puts the global motor vehicle industry to shame. I own a Toyota hybrid for now and always wished, it was covered in solar panels and was fully electric. My home is a hybrid as well, with solar panels and a storage battery and this Sono motor Ev is perfect for me. You can see my renewable efforts here: mealsdelivered24x7.us/detail/video-0DmbteQ9LEs.html

    christopher pickupchristopher pickupVor 17 Stunden
    • It's a great car. We are very excited by it!

      fullychargedshowfullychargedshowVor 14 Stunden
  • I wonder how this car will do in the EuroNCAP tests.... I can't find anything about active safety systems apart from ABS and ESC which are mandatory. Would be a shame for the publicity if it gets 0 or 1 star, might be a kill for the company...

    louis smeetslouis smeetsVor 18 Stunden
  • If you lived in the Desert this would be perfect.

    sharko121sharko121Vor 23 Stunden
  • 250km with 35KWh battery? 140Wh per kilometer. Really? With this shape? On what speed? 30km/h?

    Jaroslav JaroslavssonJaroslav JaroslavssonVor Tag
    • My Leaf uses around 1.8 kwh per 10 km with the ac on. So it's probably not to far off. And i dont drive very efficient.

      Even VakaEven VakaVor 22 Stunden
  • "There are no losses along the way " - - bullshit. Next video.

    Gruuvin1Gruuvin1Vor Tag
  • This an interesting concept and matches many needs that EVs from present manufactures didn't have. I am a friend of open source concepts, but i can't imagine that they will keep it until the end. If someone offers a huge amount of money, (and i am sure they will reach that point soon) all nice share-community thoughts will thrown in the trash bin. Unfortunateley we are not talking about Open Source 3D Printers where you can by for 500€ or made your self one by downloading the sketches and files at the same manufactures site. I hope the best for them, but their biggest disadvantage is, that they didn't produce it self. They had to buy any part and screw including the battery from the market. Especially a EV manufacturer who doesn't produce their own cells will not survive on the market a long time or can not sale his car with winnings.

    matneu27matneu27Vor Tag
  • I really like!

    Phillip BeierPhillip BeierVor Tag
  • Solar Roadways 2.0?

    E CooperE CooperVor 2 Tage
  • Jeebus. I live in Northern Queensland, where we get over 300 days of sunshine a year on average.. I drive my personal car less than 100km a week... This would be perfect!

    TK-421TK-421Vor 2 Tage
  • Can't believe how old Jonny is getting. I remember when he was just a kid on Fifth Gear haha.

    ELLIPSISELLIPSISVor 2 Tage
  • More power to em.

    ruskodiscoruskodiscoVor 2 Tage
  • This is a moving power-bank

    hrishikesh royhrishikesh royVor 2 Tage
  • As good as it is what usa really needs is a large ford transit type electric van, you would have the whole market.

    EqualLandFreePeopleEqualLandFreePeopleVor 2 Tage
  • The moment hes talking about the moss you know that you cant take these guys seriously. actually i already knew that when he described how he put solar panels on the car.

    KingProneKingProneVor 3 Tage
  • Does the car charge whilst it’s driving

    Jojoju SpeiserJojoju SpeiserVor 3 Tage
  • Thunderfoot you are needed!

    ron hillbillyron hillbillyVor 3 Tage
  • Hässlich...

    M. K.M. K.Vor 3 Tage
  • @thunderf00t

    Aman MoAman MoVor 3 Tage
  • FINALLY!!

    Carlo CarnevaliCarlo CarnevaliVor 4 Tage
  • If I am brave (an it makes it all the way to the backwaters of Australia), then this will be my next car. If not (on both counts) then a 40kw Kia e-Niro will have to suffice. The two cars are very similar in shape and concept, with Kia's e-Niro being slightly larger and costlier (compared to the Sion WITH batteries). Excited? Muchly!

    Ben HaynesBen HaynesVor 4 Tage
  • @8:25 "show me things I don't know Fabian, that's what I want", cue cheeky look to camera. (I love you Jonny, you're a funny bugger!)

    Ben HaynesBen HaynesVor 4 Tage
  • 650 litres cargo capacity (with seats upright) in a vehicle with an overall length of 4.1metres. That's impressive. Honda Jazz (Fit), howd'ya like them apples!

    Ben HaynesBen HaynesVor 4 Tage
  • When cars and coffee is taken literally @0:30

    Tyler MacDonaldTyler MacDonaldVor 4 Tage
  • Have always wondered why more cars do not have solar panels like you do on this one. An extra 30 km by just charging in the sun is brilliant, and adds that little bit of extra few kilometres

    Jason PlantJason PlantVor 4 Tage
  • I LOVE the idea...but its sadly not for me looks and use wise. great thing to have though.

    supernewtsupernewtVor 4 Tage
  • If this car is meant for sunny cities, why is the roof made of glass? That means AC on at all times and reduced range. Solar panels are extending the range with 30 Km only in ideal conditions, meaning 10 - 15 Km on average probably. Why is it advertised with no battery and how is a 35KWh battery worth $12500, almost as much as the whole car? Touch-screen controls in a car has proven to be a bad idea, annoying and not safe, especially with the screen this high and at that angle to the driver. It will save them the $ for a separate control panel, which is why they did it. Not very well thought through on my opinion and mostly misleading advertisement, leading to low residual value of the car and them going out of business in near future. It's a great idea and I hope they'll get it right eventually.

    D StanoevD StanoevVor 4 Tage
  • This car is so interesting! Love it. I've been following this car for a while now and the mute I learn the more impressed with it I get

    PiemasteratronPiemasteratronVor 4 Tage
  • I'm thinking that they could go with so many colours so contrast against the sola panels. So could go sleek look or funky looks. I like the car and the thinking through out the car, the plants I wonder how they will be watered, and cared for inside the car.

    Darren PhillipsDarren PhillipsVor 4 Tage
  • This is just massive bs. Carrying around 100kg of solar panels all the time while they are not even adjusted towards the sun to maximize efficency. Yeah, right..... Just put the solar panels on your house and stop with this shit...

    MicroageMicroageVor 4 Tage
  • Front seat is huge. That guy was a good 2 or 3 inches taller than 6'3" Johnny Smith and he looked like a normal sized person in the front seat.

    Matthew WetherbeeMatthew WetherbeeVor 4 Tage
  • I would like to have ACC - from BOSCH? Possible?

    Ewald SchmidtEwald SchmidtVor 4 Tage
  • Please put a cactus on the face of the steering wheel so it blows in your face during an accident

    Lux KeiwokerLux KeiwokerVor 4 Tage
  • Apparently, black is the only colour which will be available and in my honest opinion, that is a poor choice for people living is sunnier countries than Germany. I live in Malta and we really get a lot of sunshine (more than 3000 per year according to Wikipedia) and having a black car is definitely not ideal as it means the car will start baking whatever is inside. Add to that, the partially covered sunroof will need to have a further cover on the inside as driving around during the high-noon sun in June/July/August (average of around 360 sun-hours monthly) means that passengers in the car require headwear, and maybe sunblock. I really like the concept of having all those solar panels giving the mentioned 30Km range, then it would mean that charging this car would be a rare occurrence in a country where the average drive to work is not more than 10-12Km per drive. If those 30Km are in fact produced by the car, then it would make the Sion the cheapest electric car to run. Well done for a very good idea. I hope you guys @SonoMotors get it to production.

    EDU4519Computing1EDU4519Computing1Vor 4 Tage
  • My dream car 😍 I'm moving to Europe because this will never come to the US because we're stuck so far up our asses with diesel and gas and #toyotas bullshit "self charging" hybrids it would never catch on. I haven't had a vehicle in over 2 years and I refuse to buy another ICE vehicle. And the open source part of this blew my mind. I'm sold, what an amazing company and vision for this world! And solar to boot that actually does something!

    Justin MJustin MVor 4 Tage
  • Germans late to EVs? Dr. Ferry Porsche joined the electric car craze back in 1898. Yes 18...98. His P1 was sold as the Egger-Lohner electric vehicle. They just took a century or so off to study the issue...

    Rational LionRational LionVor 5 Tage
  • Great video. It is a shame that the comment section is riddled with stupid people who think they know about engineering than the creators of this car. It is a relief to know that they are a minority because if not, humanity would be in big trouble. A shout out to the Fully Charged team for covering this story.

    edwong3edwong3Vor 5 Tage
  • This is awesome!

    Ének ElekÉnek ElekVor 5 Tage
  • Bitte in Deutsch oder wenigstens mit deutschen Untertitel

    mitzematze31mitzematze31Vor 5 Tage
  • what happens when a clown comes along with his/her shoping trolly, and dents or smashes 1 of the door panels

    mrsthelens1mrsthelens1Vor 5 Tage
  • So why do you park it under that big sunscreen? 😂

    Roel WellingRoel WellingVor 5 Tage
  • its it based on an i3?? it looks very similar

    Peter BarkerPeter BarkerVor 5 Tage
  • I took a test drive in that car last year while they were touring round Germany and was also truly impressed!

    David WilliamsDavid WilliamsVor 5 Tage
  • This has be the ugliest car I've ever seen.

    joze kjoze kVor 5 Tage
  • Does this Sion Sono come with the same subversive technique that makes it one of the greatest filmmakers alive today, and will it contain a very deep, underlying social commentary on our society?

    John GermanJohn GermanVor 5 Tage
  • 25k sounds great. But the moos wont be in the final product, right?

    Albert HofmannAlbert HofmannVor 5 Tage
  • Be aware at present electric cars dodge fuel duty of £1500 per year and £200-£500 VED and congestion charge of £15 per day . All this money is needed by government to pay pensions, benefits etc only 5% goes to roads. A tipping point will be reached when these reliefs will no longer be granted and electric car ownership will overnight jump by £2000 per year . The first of the big electricity generators has also just announced a price increase of 11% for 2019. Solar home generation and storage equipment of an adequate size still takes 25 years to break even. The majority of Britain's 38million cars are parked on public streets cables draped across pavements and in water puddles will not be allowed. Councils have no money to wire up every street in the land . New power station build in UK take 20 years from plan to first watts. 3 UK nuclear UK power stations have been cancelled on cost . Power supply is currently only just level with present demand.

    Richard HintonRichard HintonVor 5 Tage
  • MAKE IT AND I WILL BUY IT MAYBE IN 2022

    ALIEN ORIGINS ALIENALIEN ORIGINS ALIENVor 5 Tage
  • Blown away. So many clever ideas, but so practical too. In daily city driving it could actually charge more than it uses.

    John MatthiasJohn MatthiasVor 6 Tage
  • Only the positive is reported - but what is really matter is concealed - the price increase from € 20,000 to € 25,000 is not mentioned with an electric car whose battery is under 50kw memory has progressed far behind. , , it will probably cost € 30,000 by the time the car hits the market This car will be faster than you can see out from the market no future . , ,

    Michael ObermaierMichael ObermaierVor 6 Tage
  • Somebody, gouge my eyes out please!!!

    John MathewJohn MathewVor 6 Tage
  • Interesting concept but the result is absolutely appalling! This car is Fugly!

    Daniel Peixoto MartinsDaniel Peixoto MartinsVor 6 Tage
  • Love the philosophy behind this company! A 21st century !peoples car"! The design is functional and clever! I like it a lot! Now let's put some R&D into solar panel technology, solar panels in different colors, invisible, or maybe as a special paint... and get the engine technology from TESLA!

    Prof. Michael O. Zeee JCD ECSProf. Michael O. Zeee JCD ECSVor 6 Tage
  • Great video, I drove the Sion last year in Austria and it was great to chat with all the students and engineers. It is a super practical, thought out family car.

    Julian KluneJulian KluneVor 6 Tage
  • Brill Idea and cant wait to try one

    Alexander WilsonAlexander WilsonVor 6 Tage
  • I like the 140 km/h / 87 mph top speed. That's very sensible in countries where the speed limit is that or slower. Our top legal speed on motorways is 70 mph / 120 km/h, so there is ample top end reserve. Thanks for yet another excellent video, guys!

    RWBHereRWBHereVor 6 Tage
  • 7:50 I LOVE the roof!

    Rowan StreeterRowan StreeterVor 6 Tage
  • The Sono Sion Is a car that i would be interested in and I'm a petrol head

    geoff grechgeoff grechVor 6 Tage
  • Why electric cars are so uggly ?

    SSVor 6 Tage
  • I doubt you will get anywhere near 30 km per day from its own solar in real world conditions. Those cells would be much better used on a rooftop working at their best possible efficiency, that would outweigh the loss in storing and transporting it into the car. I think it is a waste of resources and damaging to the environment to produce solar cells that are wasted with such poor placement.

    Keegan GriffithsKeegan GriffithsVor 6 Tage
  • Good call on coloring the plants green. White would be creepy, I presume.

    SomunSomunVor 6 Tage
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    amirhossein moghaddamamirhossein moghaddamVor 6 Tage
  • Please don't put the climate controls into the computer screen! That's a huge mistake. Best to keep them as buttons and dials. If the computer screen malfunctions, you should not have crucial elements for driving the car locked away only there.

    cba tiaucba tiauVor 7 Tage
  • Imagine what those solar panels would do if they where mounted on the roof of your house. They would actually do something useful. Now they are just a looks thing, i doubt you would notice a difference if it where a sticker.

    slaapkonijn58slaapkonijn58Vor 7 Tage
  • ...and I thought the UK had less idiots than Germany. This comment section provides proof that I was wrong. It's the same shit everywhere. Idiots everywhere open their mouth and utter nonesense about things they just have not idea about. Would you please start acting and talking like beings capable of reason? It's really strange that most of the people who doubt and discredit the people of Sono Motors seem to be poorly informed. It's no BMW i3 with a reworked body (Sono Motors had the prototypes build after their specifications by Roding Automobile and BMW would surely start a lawsuit if it was like some people say). The solar panels work and the facts and math behind that is plausible and correct. Just read about the viSono system. If you don't believe it or have difficulties doing the calculation, turn to somebody who really knows about physics not just sombody who pretends to. PV panels on the sides of the car do make sense because they are perfect for collecting sunlight from the sun while low on the horizon like in the morning, in the evening or in the winter time. They also enlarge the area that collects diffuse light. People, why should the people of Sono Motors make up facts and tell people lies? You think the money they got through crowdfunding and reservation makes them rich? It doesn't. If you knew the founders of Sono Motors you wouldn't talk bad about them and this project. I know them personally and I know that their motivation is honest and what they are doing is brave. They are doing all this not in order to get rich. They want to save this wonderful planet. Everybody should try and help them doing so. Mankind is raping this planet and torturing other living beings. It's time to change that. The people from Sono Motors try to contribute to this change. I think they should do better in terms of communication. In fact I belive that lots of doubt originates from them not communicating in the right way. But in the end it's what they do that matters and not so much what they say. Many will say that they haven't done much so far but mostly talked. That is not correct. They started everything from scratch. They had a vision and they are turning this vision into reality. Slowly, of course, but what they are doing takes time. I know that they are noble of heart and mind and I trust them. Some might say I am on their payroll. I am not. I just love what they are doing and I hate when good people or a good cause is attacked by people. Give them the bonus of the doubt, at least. If the final product is crap and everything they promised proven wrong, then you are right to call them liars and their product a bluff. But there is no damn reason to do so now.

    Michel ThaterMichel ThaterVor 7 Tage
    • +Michel Thater they have not shown any working solar panels so far, just concepts. None has been charging any batteries. The use of an i3 rolling chassis is a dead end, nothing they can use in a production car. Yes, it is a new frame and body, but it is all built just for show.

      skebokvarnsvskebokvarnsvVor 15 Stunden
    • They clearly stated that the Sion will be using carry over parts. There is nothing wrong with using parts from the i3. But this is clearly not just a camouflaged i3. And this is not just a feasability study. They already had a prototype as a proof of concept for the solar integration years ago.

      Michel ThaterMichel ThaterVor 16 Stunden
    • +Michel Thater the budget for the prototypes were less than EUR 300 000. Roding built a new frame and body for the functional prototypes as they call them. They say they were built to show their idea. There were no room for any development of anything production worthy. Something rolling. Roding takes credit for the frame, interior and exterior, not the tech that makes it run. Read between the lines on the link below. Watch the video at this page, you can identify the i3 MCU, suspension, break fluid container etc. Compare a still image with any i3 construction image. www.stangl-kulzer.de/details/sono-motors-presents-functional-prototype-of-the-sion

      skebokvarnsvskebokvarnsvVor 2 Tage
    • It wouldn't make sense to use the i3 as the basis for the Sion Prototype. One of the ideas for the prototype was to build it very close to the production version of the Sion so that the production of the final model could be based on it. If Sono Motors/Roding had used parts of the i3 at large it would have been difficult to replace all those components in the production model. Using proprietary parts of the i3 in the final production model would mean licensing those for the Sion and buying the actual parts from BMW. This would be very costly and therefore wouldn't go in line with price calculation and product philosophy. Of course it might be that the people of Sono Motors for time and prototype cost reasons decided to use the prototype just for demonstration purposes and not as the actual basis for production and therefore just needed a market ready solution like the i3. I doubt that. The job opportunities on their website might also hint at the possibility that there is more work to do on the production model than should be the case if the prototypes really are/were very close to the production model. I have to concede to this argument of yours. But as far as I am concerned, vehicle production is a complex process, so it might be that they just need more people in order for the legwork they provide for their yet to name producer to be as complete as possible.

      Michel ThaterMichel ThaterVor 2 Tage
    • Why should BMW sue them? When you buy a scrapped car you can build anything out of it. But you can't put that into production. Check Roding's Sion construction video, you'll see that it is all BMW i3 components in a new body. It is only showing their concept, a functional prototype as they call it. If you want to construct the solar integration in the Sion you're welcome, the position is still open at their website. As well as responsible for the chassis construction, that position is also open, 10 months before claimed production start!

      skebokvarnsvskebokvarnsvVor 7 Tage
  • 7kwh out of a little solar power a day? heavily doubt it

    Bruno LazaroBruno LazaroVor 7 Tage
  • this car makes weed

    Ryu NRyu NVor 7 Tage
  • Johnnie’s growing through his hair!!

    Jim GambleJim GambleVor 7 Tage
  • How much to repair if it got in an accident tho..and the insurance?the idea is great no doubt abt it..but real world use kinda seems far fetched fr now imo

    Aldo LimAldo LimVor 7 Tage
  • Covered area with solar: ~2 m2 This will produce about 37 Wh in average throughout the year 37 * 24 Hours * 365 days = 325 kWh/year Car can do 250km with 35kWh > 2321 km/year 2321km / 365 days = 6.3km per day possible range That is when we suppose: - car always in the 🌞 - car always clean - no losses for power conversion etc. - no cell degradation - No power losses due to defects - and NO SHADING AT ALL That’s simply what solar achieves these days. In reality solar will bring AT MOST 2-3km per day. Considering that there’s a lot more weight and technology on board that needs maintenance and can break (=expensive maintenance) this is total nonsense! The car is quite clever apart from that. But I would not buy it BECAUSE of the expensive nonsense PV

    Marcus FleutiMarcus FleutiVor 7 Tage
    • 1:25: "Roughly 7,5 m² of solar panels". Which is plausible, if you look at the car. I agree with you at some points, but your basic assumption is wrong.

      Just CuriousJust CuriousVor 7 Tage
  • No US release?

    Jose GarciaJose GarciaVor 7 Tage
  • I would be interested to know if the charging figures given for the onboard solar (30km per day) simply aggregate the area of the car covered with solar and its output then assume that's how much will be produced or whether its based on real world experience. If it's just assuming that all of the solar produces equally then I'd assume the figures are over optimistic as the sun can only be shining on one side of the car at a time. Great video yet again though!!!

    Ben PaynterBen PaynterVor 7 Tage
    • +Just Curious Thanks for the reply

      Ben PaynterBen PaynterVor 6 Tage
    • It's said to be 1,2 kWp nominal power. 1,2 kWp would give you up to 8 kWh on a roof (south-orientated, summer). Which would give you 57 km range (with 140 Wh/km). So yes, they considered the partially bad orientation of the modules. But of course, the 30 km applies just to sunny summer days with the car standing in the open, without any shade. A "real life"-tour of some weeks with solar power only would be really interesting. Or a certain distance: How many weeks from Munich to Hamburg?

      Just CuriousJust CuriousVor 7 Tage
  • I love that this is community based!

    Mambo Mike Wellness CoachMambo Mike Wellness CoachVor 7 Tage
  • Total game changer. Quite a lot of people have said to me, "Where do I charge my car if I live in a terraced house or haven't got a private driveway?" This car is the perfect solution. I love it, and I want one.

    Simon ClarkeSimon ClarkeVor 7 Tage
  • Great that you did this video and very very excited with their concept!!!

    Miguel SilvaMiguel SilvaVor 7 Tage
  • I really love the up to 30km a day. What is the actual average? I bet at best 20Km, like in California. Now put the same panels on the roof and it would be 25Km real results. Until every roof is covered in solar panels it is bad to put solar panels on a car, just because the same solar panel will produce much more energy, just notice that half of the car will never be facing the son. Plus a it will make maintenance extremely expensive. What will happen when the first mechanic is electrocuted by doing a repair and not disconnecting things properly?

    Pedro PinheiroPedro PinheiroVor 7 Tage
  • Simulated engine noise brought to you by coffee maker lol

    suchasreallifesuchasreallifeVor 7 Tage
  • US launch for this??

    Reony TonneyckReony TonneyckVor 7 Tage
  • Get Faraday Past to do the theme tune.

    stealeyfulstealeyfulVor 7 Tage
  • Really enjoying the new podcasts.

    stealeyfulstealeyfulVor 7 Tage
  • Very nice car, awesome manufacturing and distribution concept, love it.

    Andy HiltonAndy HiltonVor 7 Tage
  • Good to see they have to cover it from the sun, can't see a problem with a solar car that needs to stay in the shade.

    Dubsy DubsDubsy DubsVor 7 Tage
  • solar panels on cars aren't a good idea. with your concept car, at most you get 30km of added range, for a heavier and more expensive car (due the complexity of development and production). And that's only in sunny conditions, which isn't of much use since most people avoid parking in the sun during the summer because they don't want to be scorched as soon as they climb back into the car. Don't forget, at least for now, electric vehicles are most useful in densely populated environments, which generally means higher buildings and indoor/underground parking, i.e. more shade... What happens in the case of a fender bender? flexible solar panels aren't very efficient yet (not that the rigid kind are optimal either), so you'd probably break a few cells as soon as someone doesn't pay proper attention when parking next to you. Also, what about the carbon composite body? isn't that a major part of the reason why the BMW i3 is more expensive than comparable EVs? I'm sorry, but I can't back this idea. I hope it's only a gimmick to increase attention towards your company, and that in 5 years time we'll all have forgotten about it and you'll be successfully selling EVs without PV cells on them. I like the living air filter. As long as it doesn't die after 2 years (or is easy and inexpensive to replace), I like it. Oh, and keep the boxy shape if you can! It's great for transporting stuff and visibility (even if it hinders the aerodynamics a bit).

    Rafael SantosRafael SantosVor 7 Tage
  • Have you considered that the solar panels might drive insurance cost to new hights?

    Yanis KyrYanis KyrVor 7 Tage
  • You stole the name, changed the spelling and added broccoli into the dash.. woooohhh

    edegyedegyVor 7 Tage
  • It kind of hurts when they say young people don't want a car. Yes they do, but they cannot afford it and pay for parking in a city. Effectively a car costs around 400 a month if you include all costs (fuel, parking and write-off etc).

    SelserySelseryVor 7 Tage
  • this video has some weird sound glitch with a very high pitched intermitent sound. Makes it hard to watch. I think it's related to the background music you chose

    Luis Arturo Hernández RamírezLuis Arturo Hernández RamírezVor 7 Tage
  • Car sharing really doesn’t appeal to me, what happens when you leave your phone in the car for example, your stuffed. Or any of your belongings, I have lots of stuff cluttering up my car, blanket, drinks, tyre pump, etc, do we have to carry all this stuff around NO I THINK NOT. What’s more people are people with bad habits, and bugs yuk!

    ken penken penVor 7 Tage
  • Wow I am going to watch this again, I love the ethos this people are bring with this car, bring plants into its make up, and none profit, and reprintable parts, wonderful, charging all the time there is day light, being able to use domestic white products via a main plug. One thing did bother me when they admitted placing all the controls on a display pad. I own a leaf and I find this frustrating, please consider placing the most commonly use functions of the steering wheel and not all in the middle of the car like Tesla because I believe it to be distracting and dangerous. Another great vid guys you are going all out, keep it up, one more great in and I will become paying viewer!

    ken penken penVor 7 Tage
  • It's easy to modify a BMW i3, but how easy will it be to mass produce such a car from scratch?

    JulsterJulsterVor 7 Tage
  • I guess Fully Charge should hire more edit people. We are still waiting for the long trip. This video was recorded 6 months ago.

    José ViolanteJosé ViolanteVor 7 Tage
  • Any talk of a right hand drive for the UK and Ireland?

    Sneaker's CornerSneaker's CornerVor 7 Tage
  • "car for the people" The socialist car, love it!

    SuperMarwaySuperMarwayVor 7 Tage
  • So, how come I've only found about your podcast today? (whilst looking for something else). Apologies if the announcement was in one of your videos. Could you post an update about it to your patreon subscribers as I loved it, but have already missed 4 episodes

    Paul FreemanPaul FreemanVor 7 Tage
  • Am i the only one who just soiled their current game while watching this? This is just the sortof game changer we need.

    roidroidroidroidVor 7 Tage
  • This is the only electric car I am interested in and I wish Sono Motors all the best from Ingolstadt, the city of the sleeping giant and soon to be Detroit No 2! ;-)

    Alex G.Alex G.Vor 7 Tage
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