Sono Motors' 'Sion' Introduces an Affordable "Solar Car for Everyone"

By: Laura McQuarrie - Sep 9, 2016
References: indiegogo & treehugger
'Scion' is the name of a family-friendly and affordable vehicle from Sono Motors with environmentally friendly features that successfully exceeded its crowdfunding goals on the Indiegogo platform.

The innovative electric car boasts seating for six people, plus optional trailer coupling and a price tag that's less than $20,000. What sets the German start-up's car apart from others on the market is integrated solar cells and an air filtration system that uses moss for purification.

While technologies like solar panels, electric charging ports and hybrid systems are being introduced into some cars on the market, the cars that they are apart of remain largely unaffordable to many young consumers, even if their values align with the properties of the car. The Scion is a breakthrough model that could be extremely disruptive to the automotive world.