Sion solar electric car to be produced by NEVS in Sweden from 2020
Post date: 17/04/2019 - 17:50
The first generation of the »Sion« solar car from Munich, Germany-based Sono Motors GmbH is produced by National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) in Trollhättan, Sweden. The plant in Trollhättan previously housed the production lines of motor company Saab, which became insolvent in 2011, and was taken over by NEVS in 2012 from Saab’s bankruptcy estate. Since then, NEVS has been engaged in various collaborations for the development and production of electric cars in Sweden and China. Chief Operating Officer (CEO) of NEVS is the Swedish-Chinese entrepreneur Kai Johan Jiang, founder and CEO of the Chinese State Power Group.
In total, the plant in Trollhättan, which is entirely powered by renewable energies, will initially produce 260,000 vehicles over a period of eight years. Production will start in the second half of 2020. After the ramp-up phase, around 43,000 Sion will be built annually in two-shift operation.
By integrating solar cells with around one kilowatt into the chassis, the Sion can, according to the manufacturer, drive up to 34 kilometers a day on self-generated energy; the car is thus the first series-produced »Solar Electric Vehicle« (SEV). The regular range for battery charging at charging points is 255 kilometers.