Did You Know about the World’s First Off-Road SUV?
With the rise of electric vehicles, the world is moving even closer to a future of more sustainable energy-efficient transportation. One company is leading the way in green transportation with the world’s first off-road solar-power SUV. The multifunctional off-road vehicle just completed a 620-mile journey without charging, relying solely on energy from the sun.
World’s First SUV Off-roading
The innovative project was conducted by SonoMotors, an electric vehicle startup out of Germany. The company created the Sion, a roughly SUV-sized modular electric vehicle designed for daily use. The Sion is powered by a solar panel roof made up of 300 photovoltaic (PV) cells that generate up to 27 kWh of electricity per day and can run a range of up to 800km per year on clean energy. In its latest test run, a Sion drove 620 miles across Germany over the course of 16 days without plugging in for a recharge, proving the car’s ability to reach long-distance destinations entirely powered by the sun.
Feature of SUVs
The vehicle was built with comfort and sustainability in mind. Inside features include a large center touchscreen with a range of personalized apps and an intuitive voice control system. The Sion is also designed to run on renewable energy, encouraging owners to invest in home solar to power up their cars when deemed necessary.
Price of SUV’s
SonoMotors aims to make the Sion an affordable vehicle, and recently announced a retail price of €25,500 (about $29,800) with its fully electric version available to customers in 2022. With the Sion offering an impressive range and off-road capabilities at such an affordable price, the vehicle has the potential to revolutionize the electric car market.
For drivers who want to go green but are worried about their car’s range, the Sion with its off-road solar-power technology is an ideal way to reduce their carbon footprint without sacrificing performance or comfort. This off-road solar-powered SUV is truly a step forward in electric vehicle innovation.