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Old 01-20-2020, 09:06 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Sono Motors is safe for the moment!

They needed €50M by today to be able to continue.
With 9 hours to go they're well past €52 million in down payments, reservations, loans and donations.
https://sonomotors.com/

So far there have been cancellations, but even if those double they still have a margin.

Production is now set to start in 2021 in the former Saab factory in Trollhättan.

More about the crowd funding campaign: https://www.electrive.com/2020/01/19...-crowdfunding/

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Old 01-20-2020, 10:20 AM   #52 (permalink)
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These guys are cool.
The price isn't too sky high, no ridiculous efficiently claims, the solar claims aren't very wild.
And they actually built one.
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Old 01-20-2020, 12:37 PM   #53 (permalink)
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I am glad they made it. This means it is more likely they will get to production, because they don't have to please a few big investors.
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