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Sony surprised with its first electric car Vision-S

Sony Vision-S concept electric car

Sony made one of the most unexpected announcements at the Consumer Electronic Show, the Sony Vision-S electric car, which is designed to demonstrate a new concept from the Japanese company.

The electric car Sony Vision-S is equipped with 33 different sensors both inside and outside the car, multiple displays, surround sound system, as well as a permanent network connection. Some components will be supplied by well-known market players as BlackBerry, Bosch, Continental, Nvidia, Qualcomm and ZF.

Sony Vision-S concept electric car

The electric vehicle platform was developed with the help of Magna Steyr, who produced the Toyota Supra, BMW Z4, Mercedes G-Class before. Sony claims that this platform is also suitable for other types of vehicles, such as SUVs.

Sony Vision-S concept electric car

The Vision-S has two 268-horsepower (200-kilowatt) electric motors that will enable it to reach from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.8 seconds and a top speed of 149 mph (240 km/h).

Sony Vision-S concept electric car

“This prototype embodies our contribution to the future of mobility,” said Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida.

Sony Vision-S concept electric car

Sony spent just a couple of minutes on a short presentation of the car at the end of its press conference, and left a ton of questions unanswered. We do not know if the Sony Vision-S is planned for mass production or is it just a prototype, as well as what other technical characteristics it carries…