The Tomo, a design-school update on the Honda Urban EV concept, with more rounded curves, is being displayed at the 2019 Geneva auto show.
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That's a tall order for what amount to grad students, whose lives are known for changing markedly over the next few years, with changes in family and living situations.
Honda Urban EV Concept
As a hatchback, it should be able to "meet the demands of working in an urban environment," and its pickup transformation should aid "free time leisure [activities] outside the city."
Although there are no pictures of the interior (and perhaps no interior at all in this concept), Honda says the design is intended to have "friendly," and "easy" to use touch screens in the cabin, as well as a head-up display on the windshield.
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Honda's electric-car efforts so far have been minimal, consisting of the original Honda EV, the converted Fit EV, and most recently the 89-mile Honda Clarity Electric—all sold only in California and just a couple of other states.
If built in large enough quantities, an electric car designed for young people—80 percent of whom say they want an electric car—that's designed to be versatile, playful, and long-lasting enough for their lifestyles could give buyers a reason to choose Honda's electrics.