Sony once showed its intention to enter the electric car business with the Vision S prototype… and it will eventually do so, but not alone. The technology company has partnered with Honda to develop electric cars and connected services.
Conversations between the two giants are underway to found a new company that would be in charge of developing these activities. The objective is that during the year 2022 this company is formalized and can start its activity.
Sony will contribute its experience in imaging, detection, telecommunications, networks and entertainment technologies , so that it would carry the weight in the services associated with connected and electric mobility, creating a platform for its development. For its part, Honda would assume the design and development of the vehicle . In addition, it would assume the manufacture of vehicles and after- sales activities , although this was already outside the scope of action of the joint company.
Of course, the commercialization of the electric models that may arise from this collaboration would not be a reality until the year 2025 , according to the forecasts of Sony and Honda.