Sony to test electric vehicle waters with new company

Reuters reports that Japanese electronics firm Sony is planing to launch Sony Mobility Inc in spring 2022 to explore entering the electric vehicle market.

Kenichiro Yoshida, Sony’s chairman and president, told Reuters the company was “exploring a commercial launch” of electric vehicles.

Sony already has advanced technology in sensors critical to autonomous driving.

Before launching Sony Mobility, Sony had launched a prototype sport utility vehicle (SUV).

The prototype SUV is now being tested on public roads.

The prototype, the VISION-S 02, uses the same electric vehicle platform as the earlier VISION-S 01 coupe that began testing on public roads in Europe from December 2020.