Sony Vision-S electric car starts public road tests in Europe

One year after its unveiling at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the Sony Vision-S electric car is now testing on public roads.

Sony didn’t provide much other detail on how things were progressing with the car. The short video it released for CES 2021 was essentially just some B-roll of the camouflaged prototype being driven on a test track and some picturesque European roads.

Still, it’s impressive to see that Sony is pushing ahead on development of what was originally unveiled as a mere concept car—albeit one that many observers believed was too finely detailed to be just a concept.

The sedan looks largely unchanged from the show car that debuted in Las Vegas last year, retaining the panoramic roof (similar to the Tesla Model 3), and a single wide screen that spans the entire dashboard, like the Byton M-Byte crossover.