Sony Honda Joint Venture to Deliver First EVs in 2026

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Sony and Honda announced plans to build electric vehicles (EVs) starting in 2025, and the companies have since revealed plans for its first deliveries.

The two companies plan to deliver EVs in North America starting in the spring of 2026, as detailed in a press release shared this week.

The joint venture between the two companies, dubbed Sony Honda Mobility, will produce the EVs at a North American Honda plant, with orders set to begin in the first half of 2025 through an online platform.

After deliveries hit North American markets, the companies plan to begin delivering vehicles in Japan in the second half of 2026.

“We need to take different approaches than those of traditional automakers to lead innovations in mobility,” Sony Honda Mobility CEO Yasuhide Mizuno told a press conference in Tokyo. “We will be a new company, a mobility-technology company, which is built around software technologies.”

Additionally, the companies plan to offer self-driving systems in its vehicles, along with added entertainment and connectivity options such as access to the meta-verse.

Sony and Honda each hold 50 percent stakes in Sony Honda Mobility, and the company has a market capitalization of 10 billion yen ($68 million).

Honda has also partnered with General Motors (GM) to develop “millions” of affordable EVs, with the joint venture beginning deliveries in 2027.