The Carmaker Putting Solar Panels on Its Electric Vehicles

By [email protected] A German startup aims to sell a self-charging electric car covered in solar panels from 2022 after raising nearly $60 million in a recent 50-day crowdfunding campaign.

Munich-based Sono Motors expects its €25,500 ($27,600) electric car, the Sion, to benefit from a range extension of as much as 20 miles per day in Germany, depending on the season and weather, thanks to a solar charging system integrated into the body of the car.

More than 13,000 customers have already pre-ordered the vehicle, the company said. It expects the first cars to roll off the assembly line of a former Saab factory in

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