Introducing Model SONDORS, the $10,000 electric car that’s going to change the world and look darn good while doing it.
In February 2015, we launched SONDORS Original—an electric bike that attracted worldwide attention through one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns in history. SONDORS quickly became one of the largest electric bike manufacturers and distributors in the United States, with sales in 42 countries worldwide. We couldn’t stop there. Because we believe affordable, clean transportation should be the norm, not the exception, we took a big idea and turned it into a reality. We built an electric car. In 2017 we raised just over $1 million from equity crowdfunding and built a prototype that’s been called “exquisite”
(CNET), and “revolutionary
” (Jalopnik). Now, you can reserve your very own Model SONDORS for only $100 (fully refundable). By offering an attractive, high quality, electric car at an affordable price, our goal is for SONDORS Electric Car Company to be a game-changer in the world of electric transportation.
We’ve applied the same principles we used to revolutionize the electric bike industry to the automotive industry, changing the way cars are purchased, manufactured, and delivered. Rather than building and operating our own facilities, we plan to select manufacturing partners that are set up for scale, speed, and efficiency. We intend to design, develop, and source materials and components from some of the best manufacturers around the globe. This will allow us to not only have access to proven technologies but we will also be able to pass on supply chain warranties to the end consumer. We will sell Model SONDORS primarily online and allow customers to choose specific options for their vehicles at the point-of-sale. Customers will then be able to select from a list of add-ons to customize their vehicles, and ultimately have the vehicle delivered directly to their home. By selling directly to consumers we can bypass the traditional independent dealer system, and lower the retail price of our vehicles.
We’re not part of the revolution. We are the revolution. And together, we will change the way the world moves.
Storm Sondors, CEO
“You shouldn’t have to choose between a car you can afford and a car that’s electric. We can do better.” – Storm Sondors Storm Sondors is a highly-skilled specialist in design and manufacturing, and the creator of the award-winning SONDORS Electric Bike. Currently one of the largest electric bike designers, manufacturers and distributors in the United States, SONDORS Electric Bikes have been sold in 42 countries worldwide. The campaign to launch the very first SONDORS Electric Bike is also one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns in history. What distinguishes Storm from others in his area of expertise is how he treats design and engineering as his own form of entertainment. He has special interest in personal branding, and he believes the road to success is an arduous one. Determined to inspire the world to convert to zero emission vehicles, Storm has successfully raised more awareness of electric technology in affordable transportation than any other company in the industry. He is passionate about lithium-ion batteries, and due to his brand’s success in the marketplace, admits to probably having too much fun with his access to the world’s best electric technologies and resources. Based in Malibu, California, Storm also enjoys beach life, surfing and stand-up paddle boarding.
- Three wheeled electric vehicle
- Two front seats and one back seat
- Push button start
- Lithium Ion battery with 75, 150, and 200 mile range
- 0 to 60 Mph in 5-8 seconds
- Charge with regular 110V or 240V (2X charge)
- Weight: 1,800 pounds
- Regenerative Braking
- Front Wheel Drive (with plans for AWD upgrade)
- 170 horsepower and 323 pound-feet of torque in the production model
- Sold online and delivered directly to customers
- Base Model will start at $10,000 (75 mile range)
- Estimated price difference between battery upgrades: $3,000
- Anticipated Delivery: April 2019
- Status: Now accepting $100 reservations (fully refundable)
The Model SONDORS was designed with three wheels and a low center of gravity to offer great stability and handling dynamics while also reducing drivetrain complexity. This design also allows for reduced weight and lower drag coefficient, resulting in more efficient power utilization and performance.
Our choice for the exterior has been inspired by Storm’s lifelong passion for Gran Turismo, but with a modern edge. The Model SONDORS will undoubtedly make a powerful statement for the future of electric car design, with its striking front and profile view and impeccable integration of the 3rd wheel — it’s a guaranteed headturner. It’s what we expected from working with Italian designers, and what you’d expect from SONDORS. Italy is the birthplace of the Ferrari, the Lamborghini, and the Maserati – some of the most timeless and beautiful cars the world has ever seen.
The interior is designed to feel large and open, seating three adult-sized passengers. It’s simple and clean, yet intelligent and innovative. We’ve cut out the unnecessary bulkiness of today’s standard car interior, while enhancing passenger comfort and an exhilarating driver experience. The entire layout has been designed with purpose -focusing on meeting the practical needs and conveniences of modern-day transportation.
In addition to the items in the facts above, our plan for the production model is to include the same standard comfort and functional features customers have come to expect in modern motor vehicles: air conditioning, heat, AM/FM stereo, power windows, power door locks, airbags, auxiliary port(s), anti-lock brakes, and traction control. We intend to offer five color options and additional optional luxury features such as leather seats and upgraded battery options for further range.
The Model SONDORS will be designed for a fun and exhilarating ride, but not at the expense of safety. Our intent is to meet and exceed automotive safety standards. We are working to take into account the probability of injury from front, side, rear and rollover accidents. In addition, the vehicles very low center of gravity simultaneously ensures exceptional handling and safety. A few of our safety features include a passenger safety cell, safety belts, air bags, anti-lock brakes, and traction stability control.
We currently plan to offer battery options for our production car with the following ranges: 75, 150, and 200 miles. As with all electric vehicles, speed, topography, load, and accessories can significantly affect the estimated range.
We have no plans to take any pre-sales until our vehicle is ready for production, however right now you can reserve your very own Model SONDORS for $100 (refundable).