Solar technology company Sono Motors will have its own booth at Busworld Europe for the first time. It will present its latest developments in solar solutions for buses. The focus will be on the Solar Bus Kit, Sono Motors’ complete and efficient solar retrofit solution for buses.

Sono Solar Bus Kit at Busworld

The Solar Bus Kit from Sono Motors consumes no diesel and produces no CO2 during operation. “Bus roofs offer a lot of free space for use as a solar surface; the energy thus generated enables cost- and emission-reduced operation of the electrical systems and relieves the on-board power generator (alternator)”, the company outlines.

Sono Motors is also working on solutions for electric buses in addition to its Solar Bus Kit for diesel buses. For example, a customized version of the Solar Bus Kit with 14 semi-flexible solar modules was installed on an electrified Mercedes-Benz Citaro from the demo fleet of pepper motion.

In addition to retrofit solutions, solar integration in the course of series production could be another answer to current industry challenges, such as the limited range and charging times of electric buses, as well as rising energy prices for electricity from the grid and diesel, Sono Motors states.

“As sustainability and clean energy become more of a focus, we want our solar solutions to make an important contribution to reducing CO2 emissions and increasing efficiency. With our Solar Bus Kit, we can demonstrate a simple and cost-effective way to sustainably reduce bus transport emissions. We are pleased to be able to present this solution to the interested trade fair audience,” says Jona Christians, CEO and co-founder of Sono Motors.

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