Sono Motors and Bosch Automotive Aftermarket confirm long-term Europe-wide partnership

MUNICHPA Engines (affiliate ‘Sono Group SA,’ NASDAQ: SEV), the Munichsolar mobility OEM and the well-known German company Bosch have agreed to cooperate on an agreement Europe-large network of auto repair shops.

– The Munich-based Solar Mobility OEM Sono Motors and the long-established German company Bosch Collaborate in the maintenance and repair of Sion as part of the Bosch Car service workshop concept.

– During the launch phase in Germany50 Bosch Car services will be trained and qualified as Authorized Service Centers for Sion, Sound Motors Solar electric vehicle. Other European countries will follow during the subsequent deployment.

– In addition, Sono Motors intends to provide all approx. 22,000 Independent auto repair shops in Germany with an abbreviated version of the Sion factory service manual.

As part of the Bosch Car Service workshop concept, all maintenance and repair services will be offered according to modern standards. Owners of the Sion, Sono Motor’s solar electric vehicle, will be able to use all the services offered by participating auto repair shops, including repair, service, maintenance and warranty services. In other words, thanks to the Bosch Integration of the Car Service network, Sion owners will be able to more easily find a competent repair partner in Europe. The 50 qualifiers in total Bosch Car Services to be formed in the launch phase will be distributed throughout Germany so that major cities and rural areas are covered. Additional qualified service centers will be added during subsequent roll-out to create a comprehensive service network available in many European countries.

Highly qualified Bosch Partner workshops

The staff at Bosch partner workshops will receive comprehensive pre-training from PA Engines after which they will be authorized to carry out repairs on the high voltage, photovoltaic and security systems with the assistance, if necessary, of the Sono Motors technical field service. All repairs, warranty and proactive services can only be performed by authorized partner workshops, which will be recognizable by a sign reading “Sono Motors Service Partner” outside the auto repair shops. To find the right repair shop even easier, PA Engines plans to provide a workshop finder on its website.

“We are proud of our strategic partnership with Bosch Car Service, a professional partner for all things automotive, which we believe demonstrates the reputation we earn as an OEM. The Bosch brand represents the highest quality, and the workshop experts at Bosch Car Service carries out its maintenance and repair work according to modern standards. All this does Bosch an ideal partner for PA Engines in order to offer our customers comprehensive services, Europe-services at scale,” says Laurin HahnCEO and co-founder of PA Engines.

“We have found in Sono Motors an innovative partner who is exploring the exciting field of solar electric mobility. The innovative technology and skills provided by PA Engines to Bosch The Car Service network ensures that customers will receive reliable services for their vehicles. This further underlines the Electric Vehicle competence of Bosch Car Service and also helps to win and retain new customer groups.’ said Thomas WinterVice President Workshop Concepts at Robert Bosch.

The cooperation between PA Engines and Bosch includes full repair, service and proactive service work. In addition, PA Engines encourages all Sion owners to do their own repairs whenever possible. “For us, Sion is a symbol of independence. Of course, you should take your car to a repair shop if something goes wrong, but we want our customers to feel confident enough to do minor repairs themselves, such as replacing a light bulb or a wiper blade,” says Laurin Hahn. As an accompanying measure, PA Engines plans to provide tutorials for some DIY interviews on its website.

ON BOSCH AUTOMOTIVE SPARE PARTS

The Automotive Aftermarket (AA) supplies spare and repair shops around the world with modern diagnostic and repair equipment and a wide range of spare parts – from new and exchange parts to repair solutions – for passenger cars and vehicles utilities. Its product portfolio includes products manufactured as Bosch original equipment, products developed in-house and manufactured specifically for the aftermarket, as well as services. Approximately 13,000 associates in more than 150 countries, along with a global logistics network, ensure that spare parts reach customers quickly and on time. AA provides test and repair shop technology, diagnostic software, training and information services. In addition, the division is responsible for the ‘Bosch Service’ repair shop franchise, one of the largest independent repair shop chains in the world, with some 15,000 shops and more than 1,000 ‘AutoCrew’ partners.

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