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(Pocket-lint) - Sony is taking this whole electric car venture very seriously indeed. Not only did the Japanese tech giant reveal its S-Vision 02 SUV concept at CES 2022 - following on from its S-Vision concept two years earlier - it also revealed it will be moving to commercialise in the sector under Sony Mobility Inc.

That's right, Sony really is about to begin making electric cars - and at this rate it could be a whole lot sooner than you think, given the acceleration over just a short two year timeframe - in a bid to take on the likes of Tesla at its own game. The S-Vision 02, pictured from the show floor, has a visual familiarity about it, that's for sure.

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Sony Chairman, President and CEO, Kenichiro Yoshida, revealed the concept, alongside the original S-Vision vehicle, stating that "the excitement we received after ... the Vision-S really encouraged us to further consider how we can bring creativity and technology to change the experience of [mobility]," Yoshida said.

"The S-Vision 02 has been developed on a foundation of safety, adaptability and entertainment. Safety has been our number one priority in creating a comfortable mobility experience - and that has not changed with building this SUV. [It has] a total of 40 sensors installed inside and outside of the vehicle to monitor safety."

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Let's not confuse Sony Mobility with Sony Mobile, eh? Given how the latter is going, here's hoping Sony commits in all the right places to make its automotive effort a true success in an ever-busying market space.

Writing by Mike Lowe.