Sono Motors' »Community« to decide on possible end for the »Sion«

The »Sion« electric car from Munich, Germanay-based Sono Motors GmbH is apparently on the verge of being discontinued. The company now wants to let customers who have placed a pre-order decide whether to start or stop series production. With a #saveSion# campaign, another 3,500 reservations are to be placed within 50 days. The company says it has already acquired more than 21,000 reservations in recent years, as well as around 22,000 pre-orders from fleet operators.
Series production has been postponed several times; most recently, the start of deliveries was announced for next March. In the meantime, however, »financing our Sion program through equity has become increasingly challenging.« The company, which in addition to Sion development is also a provider of solutions for vehicle integrated solar cells, had been advised by investors »that we should focus on our capital-light, revenue-generating solar business and abandon the Sion program.« Before making such a decision, however, the company said it wanted to »give our Community – who amount to over 21,000 Sion reservation holders – a chance to keep the Sion program alive and partly solve our funding hurdle.«

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