Storm Sondors Launches eCar Equity Crowdfunding Offer
Storm Sondors是Sondors电动自行车的打造者之一，该电动自行车仍是Indiegogo上第二大融资纪录保持者。如今，Storm Sondors将融资报酬转为投资，提供初创公司StartEngine的股权。上月，Sondors向美国证监会提交了所得税申报表及股权众筹相关细节。新公司名为Sondors电子汽车公司（Sondors Electric Car Company），着力设计、开发、制造平价电动汽车。显然Sondors正在努力再创其电动自行车式的辉煌。
如旧文所述，Sondors初始之起便争议缠身。Sondors与公关公司Agency 2.0的“合同诈欺”案尚未厘清。Agency 2.0称Sondors存在并未履行eBike运营案中的条约。据ToyJobs.com消息，Sondors在另一场个人欺诈诉讼案中败诉。
Storm Sondors, one of the creators of the Sondors eBike that remains the second most funded Indiegogo campaign of all time, has switched from rewards to investment by offering shares in a new startup on StartEngine. Sondors filed a Form-C and accompanying offering details with the SEC last month. The new entity is called Sondors Electric Car Company and it seeks to design, develop and manufacture an affordable electric car. Ostensibly Sondors is striving to build upon its success in the eBike space. Sondors has sold thousands of low-cost eBikes on Indiegogo, Kickstarter and via their own websit since their first campaign. While some backers have not ever received their purchased eBike from the first Indiegogo campaign according to the comments posted on the project page, it appears that the majority of backers have been satisfied with the product.
The Sondors eCar is envisioned as the most attractive and affordable electric car ever. Sondors predicts a base price of just $10,000. The Model Sondors electric car has taken a page out of the Elio book by going with three wheels instead of four. The first iterations will be available in three range options: 50 miles, 100 miles, and 200 miles. Sondors expects to unveil a prototype within twelve months after the closing date of the campaign. Sondors has not yet created a prototype presenting only some photoshopped concepts. After completing the prototype, the new company expects to market interest through a pre-sales campaign (ala Elio) and then leverage orders received to do another funding round. They predict sales to exceed 120,000 units in the first year. While Sondors has generated success with his eBikes it will be interesting to see how he manages the regulated environment of automobiles.
As mentioned in previous articles, Sondors has been embroiled in controversy from the beginning. Agency 2.0 remains locked in a lawsuit with Sondors regarding alleged “contractual fraud,” as he allegedly did not honor the confines of his agreement with the marketing firm that solidified his success with the Sondors eBike. According to ToyJobs.com, Sondors lost another personal fraud lawsuit.