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With gasoline prices reaching record peaks this year, it’s no wonder interest in electric vehicles has soared—despite limited charging infrastructure. But Germany-based Sono Motors wants to eliminate the hassle of plugging in at all with the solar-powered Sion, which will go into mass production in the second half of 2023. Sono Motors wraps the entire outer shell of the Sion in lightweight, affordable solar cells to boost energy capture. “We’ve actually been able to harvest light from the reflection off a white house,” says Sono Chief Operating Officer Thomas Hausch. The Sion’s range is only around 190 miles on a single charge, but you can almost double that on a sunny day—and may not need to plug it in at all during the summer.

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