The craze around electric vehicles (EVs) started when the US government passed the Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Research, Development, and Demonstration Act of 1976. This stemmed from the requirement to find alternative fuel vehicles to tackle the soaring oil prices and gasoline shortages with the 1973 Arab Oil Embargo.
One of the prototypes for alternative fuel cars was built by General Motors. Today, the tech giant and automaker – Sony and Honda – have combined talents to build one of their most awaited electric vehicles in 2026.
The Sony Honda Mobility (SHM), as it is known, wants to develop a Level 3 automated drive under limited conditions and to enable Level 2+ driver assistance in even more situations, such as urban driving. They plan to start taking pre-orders for their EV by the first quarter of 2025.
In layman’s terms, in Level 3, one can get automated driving features that can drive the vehicle under limited conditions and will not operate unless all required conditions are met. This would be a traffic jam chauffeur. At Level 2, one can enable partial driving automation.
What’s even more exciting is that SHM is looking to explore new entertainment possibilities through digital innovations, such as the metaverse, and create new communities within the mobile space. The new EVs will balance new elements like music and games and traditional elements like performance and safety.
The SHM intends to promote its EVs as places to enjoy even while not driving. Although no information regarding the vehicle’s range or cost was revealed, the announcement seemed convincing enough for automobile lovers to dream about.
Moreover, for EV car enthusiasts in North America, SHM plans to focus on online sales and will deliver first to the US in the spring of 2026, followed by Japan in the second half of 2026.
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