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Can Narrow Track Vehicles form the missing link?

Discussion in 'Cars and Transportation' started by voyager, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. voyager

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    Between car and motor scooter, as a Best of Both Worlds?
    The safety and comfort of a car and the maneuverability and economy of a motor scooter.

    Electric drive? Great! What's next?

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    Just read about the members losing their lives monthly on the Smart and Cinquecento forums.
     
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    Picture says more than a 1000 words.

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    The issue is people not the tools. As long as there is a tool that will let the buyer imagine he/she can drive themselves and a few of their friends around in high style, that's what they will choose. Even if only twice a year they have more than one person in the car. It's the choices we make. Related, I wanted my girlfriend to get an i3, but up came "what if we need to take the kids and a couple of their friends somewhere....".
     
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    #5 voyager, Feb 10, 2016
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    I agree to a certain extent. No need to convince every buyer. With global car sales well over 80 million last year, interesting 1 out of 800 prospective buyers will be enough to have a profitable business model. So, the issue is not yet having the choice (between 'types of tools') and the flexibility one would expect when it comes to going from A to B. There's where TNCs or other sorts of mobility providers may kick in, offering tailor-made mobility. May be a mix of vehicle choices and types of usages, driven personally or chauffeured. Hardware builders (car makers) may be left behind, because their business is solely based on selling cars.
     

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