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A company behind the commercialization of lithium-ion battery,[136] Sony had been exploring the possibility to manufacture the batteries for electric vehicles.[137][138][139] In 2014, Sony participated within NRG Energy eVgo Ready for Electric Vehicle (REV) program, for EV charging parking lots.[140] However, the company then decided to sell its lithium-ion battery business to Murata Manufacturing in 2016.[141]

The IT giants such as Google (Google driverless car/Waymo) and Apple (iCar/Project Titan) have been working on electric vehicles and self driving cars, competing with A company behind the commercialization of lithium-ion battery,[136] Sony had been exploring the possibility to manufacture the batteries for electric vehicles.[137][138][139] In 2014, Sony participated within NRG Energy eVgo Ready for Electric Vehicle (REV) program, for EV charging parking lots.[140] However, the company then decided to sell its lithium-ion battery business to Murata Manufacturing in 2016.[141]

The IT giants such as Google (Google driverless car/Waymo) and Apple (iCar/Project Titan) have been working on electric vehicles and self driving cars, compet

The IT giants such as Google (Google driverless car/Waymo) and Apple (iCar/Project Titan) have been working on electric vehicles and self driving cars, competing with Tesla; Sony was considered to be following suit with an $842,000 investment in ZMP INC.[142][143] In January 2020, Sony unveiled a concept electric car at the Consumer Electronics Show, named Vision-S, designed in collaboration with components manufacturer Magna International.[144] At the occasion, Sony also stated its goal of developing technology for the automotive sector, especially concerning autonomous driving, sensors, and in-car entertainment.[145]

Sony is a kabushiki gaisha registered to the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Japan and the New York Stock Exchange for overseas trading. As of 31 March 2020, there are a total of 423,556 shareholders and 1,261,058,781 shares issued. A majority of issued shares are held by foreign institutions and investors.[146]