Actually, another article should have appeared here today. However, real life sometimes overrides my planning. And even though the link from Sono Motors to the blog is actually the Trollhättan production site and secondly the idea of sustainable mobility, the dramatic appeal from Munich is well worth reading. And in the ideal case to react.
I like small providers, lateral thinkers. People who have a vision, who fight, even if in principle they have little chance. And I would be happy if innovative cars were built again in Trollhättan. After that, however, it does not look right now, the uncertainties predominate.
Yesterday, this letter went from the founder of Sono Motors to the supporters of their project. The blog publishes it exceptionally uncommented, because I have sympathy with the founders and their idea and to increase the scope of the concern.
You do not talk about money. Usually. We do it anyway.
To finance Sono Motors, we went the usual way of a start-up. In the course of the process and in numerous negotiations with international investors, we have repeatedly found that the goals and expectations of investors can not be reconciled with our goals and values: building a sustainable business that puts affordable and climate-friendly electric mobility on the road. In one of the most recent negotiations, a key moment has emerged. We would have to accept the emigration of our technologies and patents. That would have been the end of the Sion. We have decided against the sell-out of Sono Motors. And for the values of our company. We want to continue what we started for. With the people who believed in the project from the beginning.
What happens now.
Without you we would not be here today. The Sion is shaped by thousands of people. The classic way did not work. Therefore, there is only one way for us: we go back to where we came from. To you. To the community. We need your support to continue the Sion project. Specifically, we need 50 million euros to 30. December 2019. This is equivalent to 2.000 reservations over the full price. This amount is needed to invest in production equipment and the production of prototypes.
This is not easy news. We are aware of that.
We have Sono Motors founded with the goal to make a difference. To do something about climate change. For a worthwhile planet and the generations after us.
If you too want to change something and believe that we can drive that change together, there are ways to support us. It is now in your hands, whether the Zion comes to the street. For a world where people take things into their own hands rather than wait. We will continue to fight for that.
Navina, Jonah & Laurin