Sono Motors (NASDAQ:SEV) stock is trending and advancing in early trading. On Thursday, the electric vehicle (EV) maker made a big announcement. Germany’s Bosch Automotive Aftermarket agreed to enable its network of repair shops to service, maintain and repair Sion EVs sold by Sono in a number of European countries.
Germany-based Sono has developed the Sion, a large electric car that will come equipped with 456 solar “half cells.” Bosch Automotive Aftermarket “provides … aftermarket and repair shops worldwide with modern diagnostic and repair shop equipment and a wide range of spare parts.” It has roughly 13,000 employees working in more than 150 countries.
SEV stock has tumbled 41% this year, but it has surged 22% over the month of trading that ended on Friday.
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The collaboration between Sono and Bosch will launch in Germany. There, 50 service centers within Bosch’s network will initially be trained on repairing the Sions. Eventually, service centers in other European nations that work with Bosch will receive similar training, Sono reported. This indicates that Sion’s owners will eventually be able to get their EVs serviced, maintained and repaired throughout Europe.
Sion’s “half cells,” which are distributed within its body, may increase its range by an average of 112 kilometers per week and as much as 245 kilometers a week, Sono reports.
Additionally, the Sion has a “bidirectional charger,” enabling it to provide its stored electricity to other EVs or to homes.
Sion’s base price is just under 30,000 euros, and Sono is slated to start producing it next year. According to Electrek, deliveries of the EV are expected to kick off in “less than a year.”
Sion was identified by Time Magazine as one of the “Best Inventions” of 2022.
SEV stock is not alone in its success today. Among the other EV stocks trending today are Polestar (NASDAQ:PSNY), Canoo (NASDAQ:GOEV) and Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA).
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