Sony, Honda announce to deliver first EVs in 2026

According to Nikkei Asia, the new electric vehicles will provide music, and other connectivity features, along with driving performance and safety. The electric cars will then go on sale in Japan in 2026, and then in Europe. In June, Sony and Honda joined hands to establish a new company that will engage in the sale of EVs and provide services for mobility.

Sony Group and Honda Motor on Thursday announced the delivery of their first EVs from their joint new company in the US in 2026, and the pre-orders will begin in 2025.

According to Nikkei Asia, the new electric vehicles will provide music, and other connectivity features, along with driving performance and safety.

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The electric cars will then go on sale in Japan in 2026, and then in Europe. 

In June, Sony and Honda joined hands to establish a new company that will engage in the sale of EVs and provide services for mobility.

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The new company, which is named Sony Honda Mobility, will aim to bring together the expertise of Honda and Sony.

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"Based on our vision to 'make the mobility space an emotional one', Sony's initiatives in the mobility business are centred around the three areas of safety, entertainment and adaptability," Kenichiro Yoshida, Representative Corporate Executive Officer, Chairman, President and CEO, Sony Group Corporation, had said in a statement.

The new company will have Honda's cutting-edge environmental and safety technologies, mobility development capabilities, vehicle body manufacturing technology and after-sales service management experience.

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It will also have Sony's expertise in the development and application of imaging, sensing, telecommunication, network and entertainment technology.

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"At the new company, we will strive to create new value through the fusion brought about by the combination of our different industries, so please look forward to future developments," said Toshihiro Mibe, Director, President, Representative Executive Officer and CEO, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

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