Japan’s Sony (SNE) and Honda (HMC) announced on March 4, 2022, that they plan to work together to develop and sell electric vehicles. They will create a new company this year before releasing the electric cars in 2025. In a joint statement, the two firms said that details of the deal are still under discussion. Honda will be in charge of production, and Sony will create a platform that provides mobility services. “The new company is expected to plan, design, develop, and sell the EVs, but not own and operate manufacturing facilities,” the two companies added. “Although Sony and Honda are companies that share many historical and cultural similarities, our areas of technological expertise are very different,” said Honda CEO Toshihiro Mibe in a statement.