Sono Motors and ÖPNV-Service Hagen have equipped Bavarian HofBus GmbH’s first vehicle with the Solar Bus Kit. Specifically, it is a Mercedes-Benz Citaro C2, to which 16 semi-flexible photovoltaic panels were added. Effectively a solar retrofit solution for buses.

“We at Sono Motors are very pleased to partner with HofBus GmbH. We believe the installation of our Solar Bus Kit for the first time on a vehicle from the HofBus fleet will demonstrate what a quick, easy and cost-effective solution the Solar Bus Kit is for sustainable reduction of emissions from public transportation,” says Jona Christians, CEO and co-founder of Sono Motors.

“We are very excited about the results of the pilot project. We hope that it will serve as a model for other environmentally friendly mobility solutions,” explained Stadtwerke Hof Managing Director Jean Petrahn. The project is part of Stadtwerke Hof’s long-term strategy to promote the switch to electric mobility. The HofBus fleet is to be continuously converted to emission-free power trains in the coming years.

“We are proud to present our first project in cooperation with Sono Motors. We will continue to work with Sono Motors’ customer service and logistics in order to maximise production capacity in Europe and offer fast, professional retrofitting and maintenance. We are looking forward to future projects,” said Luca Bochhammer, Managing Director, ÖPNV Service.


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