Munich, 13 June 2018. Automotive Solutions Germany (ASG), member of Expleo, and automotive lighting solutions specialist, will support Sono Motors by developing the exterior lighting of its Sion electrical solar car, the first series vehicle capable of recharging its battery from the sun.

Expleo will handle the design and preparation for series production of the entire exterior lighting of the Sion, from headlights and rear lights to high-mounted brake lights. A joint team bringing together experts from both Expleo and Sono Motors will develop a customised solution combining the enduring but lightweight LED-technology with cost-effective reflector-light systems.

“We are excited to cooperate with Sono Motors on this innovation project. We will be integrating cutting-edge lightweight lighting technology into the functional design of the car, in a way that meets both cost control and sustainability requirements of the Sion project,” explains Expleo Managing Director Andreas Spiegelberger.

“We are excited to team up with Expleo. As an experienced automotive lighting specialist, Expleo will be a strong development and production partner for the LED-technology equipment of the Sion“, adds Jona Christians,CEO of Sono Motors.

The Sion is the first series car to use solar panels on the chassis to recharge its battery. The integrated solar cells ensure that – depending on driving performance and insolation – a large part ofthe required energy comes from an entirely renewable source: the sun. The objective is to get the Sion on the road in the second half of 2019 for€ 16,000 (excluding the battery).

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