Sony and Honda to deliver first EV in 2026, stick to the same plaform

Max McDee, 09 July 2024

Japanese giants Honda and Sony have revealed more details about their jointly developed electric vehicless.

Honda will launch a new 0 Series lineup that will comprise seven new EV models by 2031. Meanwhile, Sony and Honda's joint venture, Afeela, is gearing up to unveil its first EV, a sleek sedan, in 2026. The 0 Series and Afeela EVs will share the same underlying platform.

Honda and Sony will tackle EV market with shared platform and ambitious plans

Sharing platforms isn't just about saving money; it's about accelerating development. By pooling resources and expertise, Honda and Sony can shorten timelines, allowing them to bring their EVs to market faster. This is crucial for newcomers in a rapidly evolving EV landscape, as they otherwise risk releasing a product that's already outdated.

Honda is investing has earmarked 10 trillion yen (approximately $65 billion) for the 0 Series. These EVs will boast ultra-thin battery packs, compact e-axles, and lightweight body frames, all contributing to improved efficiency and range.

Honda and Sony will tackle EV market with shared platform and ambitious plans

While specific details remain under wraps, Honda has confirmed that all 0 Series models will offer a range exceeding 300 miles on a single charge. It's speculated that they might share the same 91 kWh lithium-ion battery pack as the upcoming Afeela sedan.

The collaboration between Honda and Sony can be a turning point in the automotive industry. By combining their strengths in engineering and technology, these two iconic brands are poised to make a significant impact on the EV market. The shared platform promises more affordable electric cars and paves the way for faster innovation and a wider range of EV options for consumers.


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Reader comments

  • Anonymous

Just call it Sonda instead

  • Anonymous

But what can Sony actually offer for EV?

  • Anonymous

Not expecting gold here, but it's revealing that Honda ditched their partnership with GM for Sony.



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