Sony to launch electric SUV

Jan 11, 2022 2 min read
Sony to launch electric SUV

Sony Group Corp is aiming to enter into the realm of electrical mobility with what essentially would be its first car ever. While it isn't surprising that it's the introduction of battery energy that has captured the eye of many tech businesses throughout the world, it's additionally – maybe – not shocking that Sony wishes to likely have a slice of the lucrative pie.

Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida has confirmed the company's possible foray into the electric vehicle industry.

Sony showcased its Vision-S idea in 2020 to many shocks and considerably more applauses. But many reports highlighted that the Vision-S was simply a presentation of what Sony is capable of using automotive know-how reasonably than a business dedicated in the direction of coming into the field of mobility.

The Sony Vision-S, has got up to 40 sensors to boost its autonomous driving capabilities. It was spotted testing on public roads shortly after global showcasing. The company had previously stated that the EV features 360-degree audio, can receive updates over the air (OTA), supports 5G, and features a massive infotainment display screen.

The Vision-S bears a strong resemblance to Porsche's design language in terms of design. According to rumors, the concept car has a 536hp dual-motor all-wheel-drive system, can reach 100 kilometers per hour in less than five seconds, and has a top speed of 240 kilometers per hour.

Sony electric SUV

At CES 2022, Sony has showcased an electric SUV prototype without providing specifics about the car or confirming that this is the company's first EV.

Additionally, there is no word on the manufacturing and delivery schedules for the first-ever Sony EV. However, Yoshida's announcement helped Sony shares rise 4.7 percent the next day in Tokyo.

Sony is following the trend among other tech companies as their battle for electric vehicles heats up. Apple is one of them since it is developing an electric vehicle called Project Titan. Other names include Xiaomi and Foxconn.

When traditional carmakers are attempting to close the gap with Tesla in the EV industry, the entry of tech companies might intensify the battle.

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