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Sono Motor has revealed a range of solar trailers designed to help reduce emissions in the commercial vehicle sector.

Sono Motors, the German start-up that is working on a ‘solar EV for the masses’, has revealed a range of solar trailers designed to help reduce emissions in the commercial vehicle sector.

The Munich firm specializes in applying solar technology to vehicles, and already claims to have received more than 20,000 orders for the Sono Sion, an electric saloon with range-extending solar panels that is priced from £21,600.

The firm has also previously showcased a retrofit solution to add solar panels to existing buses, helping to reduce the amount of diesel that they consume.

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Source: Move Electric

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University of Illinois Chicago students recently built a solar charging station for one of the school’s vehicles used to deliver food and reduce food waste.

Students at University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) recently gained experience with solar technology and EVs by building a charging station for one of the school’s vehicles which is used to deliver food and reduce food waste. The little car even has a name: Gemma, but we’ll get to why that is in a minute.

“To charge Gemma off-grid, we implemented a 300-watt solar panel. The solar panel charges a battery that is used to charge Gemma at night,” Joe Downie, a team member, told UIC Today. “The charge station implements manual solar tracking, and it has 12 settings so that it is angled to be most efficient for each month.”

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Source: Clean Technica

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Solar EV manufacturer Aptera says if all 22,000 of their EV reservations turn into eventual sales, it would bring $800-million in revenue.

Aptera has been around for over 15 years, but the company that we know today was only actually launched in 2020, when it revealed an updated version of the solar EV it had shown all those years ago. And this time it had a plan regarding how and where to build it, gaining the confidence of thousands who put their name down for one.

According to the most recent information from Aptera, it reports to already have 22,000 reservations for its EV, with deliveries still slated to commence later this year. The company says that if all these reservations are confirmed with eventual sales, then it would bring some $800-million in revenues.

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Source: Inside EVs

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