Last week the UK government announced that it is to ban the sale of all petrol and diesel cars by 2040. Today we have news on what just might be the replacement. The Sion is the brand new electric car from Sono motors and at $14,000 it’s a fairly decent alternative to fossil fuel powered cars.
The Sion is a solar-powered car that is perfect for commuters in need of a cheaper, private mode of transportation. The car can travel 18 miles using nothing but solar power, and then it recharges throughout the day while you are at work.If the 18-mile range isn’t enough for you, you can also get an upgraded version that has a range of 155 miles, and costs around $18,500. Included in the car is room for 6 people, integrated photo voltaic cells, an air filtration system that is made from moss, six airbags to keep everyone safe, and a central control screen in the “cockpit.” One thing the car does not come with is a battery. That either needs to be bought separately or rented through the dealer on a monthly basis.
The car can either be charged via solar energy, which can take half the day, or it can be plugged in and charged up to 80% within 30 minutes. You can even use a feature called “bi-directional charging” that will allow you to charge other devices through the solar panels built into the car.
Ignoring all the technical capabilities of the car it actually has a really nice, sleek design that would easily fit in well with any city. The arrangement of solar panels along the side of the car adds rather well to the curvaceous futuristic pod.
Is the future of transport on our roads? With traditional cars being outlawed by 2040 what do you think the replacement should be? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below