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Sony beefs up electrical automobile ambitions with plans for brand new firm By Reuters


© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Sony Corp’s emblem is seen at its information convention in Tokyo, Japan November 1, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

By Shinji Kitamura

(Reuters) – Japanese electronics agency Sony (NYSE:) Group Corp plans to launch an organization in spring 2022 to discover coming into the electrical automobile market, signalling ambitions to assert a slice of the fast-growing marketplace for inexperienced mobility.

Asserting the brand new firm, Sony Mobility Inc, in a information convention forward of the CES expertise commerce honest in america, Sony’s chairman and president, Kenichiro Yoshida, stated the corporate was “exploring a business launch” of electrical automobiles.

Shares in Sony jumped 4% in morning commerce in Tokyo, outpacing a flat index.

Sony already has superior expertise in sensors crucial to autonomous driving, in addition to the audio and leisure methods which might be more and more a spotlight for next-generation automobiles.

The launch of Sony Mobility comes after the buyer electronics big unveiled a prototype sport utility automobile (SUV) now being examined on public roads.

The prototype, the VISION-S 02, makes use of the identical electrical automobile platform as the sooner VISION-S 01 coupe that started testing on public roads in Europe from December 2020. (This story refiles to take away extraneous phrase in paragraph 1.)

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