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An Interview with Laurin Hahn, Sono Motors

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What’s it all about?

An affordable solar powered car! And so much more. Laurin Hahn is a founder and entrepreneur with a vision to see solar power on every vehicle, as a way to remove reliance on fossil fuels. It’s been an inspiring journey that I have been watching for many years from afar.  We also talk about growth, leadership, values and the road from crowdfunding to IPO. And a lot more. I hope you enjoy the episode.

About Laurin Hahn: 

Laurin Hahn is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sono Motors. Driven by the ambition of realizing system change, he decided to stop his studies in Electrical Engineering and to fully dedicate to the development of an efficient, affordable  electric vehicle, suitable for everyday use and whose battery can be additionally charged by the sun – the Sion. 

Based on this project and the vision of a sustainable mobility concept independent of fossil fuels, Sono Motors GmbH was founded in 2016 by Laurin Hahn, Jona Christians, and Navina Pernsteiner. Since 2021, the company has no longer focused solely on the development of the Sion, but has expanded its business field to include the sale and licensing of the company‘s own solar technology. In the same year, Laurin, along with Jona, successfully launched Sono Motors on the US tech exchange Nasdaq under the ticker symbol SEV. 

In addition to his role at Sono, Laurin Hahn is also a member of the Entrepreneurs for Future. In 2020, Sono Motors and its founders were awarded as number one of the Most Innovative Start-ups in Mobility by Forbes. He has been selected for Business Punk magazine‘s Watchlist 2022. In the same year, Capital selected Sono Motors as one of Germany‘s most innovative companies. Laurin was also nominated by the German Startups Association as Founder of the Year 2022

About Sono Motors:

Sono Motors (NASDAQ:SEV) is pioneering solar mobility with Sion, the world’s first commercially-available solar-electric passenger vehicle (SEV), as well as a portfolio of integrated solar technologies. Backed by a strong global community, Sono Motors has amassed more than 18,000 reservations for the Sion, which will be commercially available in Europe in 2023. Sono’s licensed solar technology can be seamlessly integrated into a variety of vehicles — including buses, trucks, trailers, and more — to dramatically extend range, reduce fuel costs, and further reduce total carbon footprint


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Julian Silk on Aug 30, 2022

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