Honda is set for an electrifying show when the 2019 Geneva Motor Show happens next month. Not only will the Japanese carmaker debut a new electric vehicle prototype there – possibly a development of the well-received Urban EV Concept from 2017 – but Honda will also show this off. Say Hi to the Tomo concept.

Way more exploratory than the EV prototype, the Tomo was created in partnership with the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) in Turin, Italy. Built by EDAG Italia, the Tomo concept is the 15th style model in 1:1 scale made by IED as a thesis project for its two-year master in transportation design course.

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The cute little machine measures just 3,997 mm long and 1,893 mm wide, with a height of 1,556 mm (wheelbase 2,690 mm). The EV is described as a convergence of a smart device and a mobility tool designed for the year 2025.

Honda wanted a car to represent fun driving in 2025, and the young designers came up with a two-door that appears to be a coupe, but has a small rear deck like a pick-up truck. It could be a midship shape too, but there’s no engine needed here, of course.

The IED design team says that the Tomo is able to combine the needs of leisure time outside the city with business demands of the city. The word Tomo means “friend” in Japanese, and the concept car “conveys the image of a vehicle that is a faithful companion of its users and that adapts to their wishes and needs, accompanying them in everyday life, inside and outside the city.” What a pet to have.