Sunday, September 25, 2022

New, more powerful battery gives Sono Motors’ SEV Sion a range boost

Munich-based mobility provider Sono Motors is preparing to put the Sion into production. Sion is a self-charging electric car with the possibility of solar charging, in addition to the power supply from its battery. The electric car offers interesting features for a low price.

After consultation with its Community, Munich-based mobility provider Sono Motors has opted for a new battery for use in the SEV (Solar Electric Vehicle) Sion that will offer better autonomy and more power. In fact, the new power storage unit is considered to be one of the safest on the market and also completely dispenses with the use of cobalt, nickel, and manganese.

The new 54 kWh LFP (lithium iron phosphate) battery extends the vehicle’s total range by up to 305 km (190 miles) and its maximum charging power by up to 75 kW. Sion’s solar panels are capable of offering approximately 112 km (69.5 miles) of additional autonomy per week, which enhances the overall autonomy of the vehicle.

New more powerful battery gives Sono Motors’ SEV Sion a range boost
New more powerful battery gives Sono Motors’ SEV Sion a range boost of up to 305 km. Credit: Sono Motors

The new unit has a longer lifespan, as it can support up to 3,000 charge cycles, or enough to travel 900,000 km (560,00 miles), so one can say that it meets the entire lifespan of the vehicle that hosts it.

Sion’s electric drive offers 150-kW peak power and 270 Nm of torque, while top speed is listed as 140 km/h (87 mph).

The growing EV market is generating enormous demand for longer-lasting, more sustainable batteries,said Markus Volmer, Chief Technology Officer at Sono Motors. “This enhanced battery enables Sion drivers to extend the time between charges whilst reducing the charging time itself. This effectively optimizes the Sion to deliver easy and affordable sustainable mobility for everyone.”

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