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Sony, Honda to sell electric cars by 2025

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Japan’s Sony and Honda Motor are teaming up to sell electric cars.

The companies agreed on Thursday to set up a joint venture that will start selling cars in 2025.

The partnership was first announced in March and was called Sony Honda Mobility.

Each company will invest 5 billion yen ($ 37.52 million) in the venture.

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Sony and Honda have announced a joint venture for electric vehicles. (Sony)

Honda brings its experience in building and selling cars to the partnership, and Sony has software and technology experience.

Both companies made news this year involving electric vehicles.

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Sony announced plans to enter the green mobility industry in January ahead of CES.

Sony electric SUV

Sony, the Japanese electronics giant, announces Vision – S 02, its new electric SUV during CSE 2022, a consumer technology show in Las Vegas. (The Yomiuri Shimbun / Reuters photos)

In April, Honda and General Motors announced that they were expanding their partnership for electric vehicles by developing a lower-priced EV series based on a new joint platform.

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Honda has tracked Toyota’s transition to electric vehicles, but said it plans to launch 30 EV models and produce about 2 million EVs annually by 2030.

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Yasuhide Mizuno, Honda’s chief executive, will serve as chairman and chief executive of JV, and Izumi Kavanishi, Sony’s executive vice president, will be president and chief operating officer.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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