So, if we ignore the middle class+ bracket of the first world, what vehicle best suits the requirements of the real people out there, worldwide, who will actually be the largest percentage of new vehicle buyers in the next 20 years? Is that trike the answer? or a Nano? Or is it something more like a 2CV? I have a strong suspicion that the median vehicle will actually be a 2 litre diesel 1 tonne truck, which is a fine thing of itself, but I was hoping for something a bit more urban and and a bit more lightweight.
Variations of the carcycle were not uncommon in the middle of Minnesota thirty years ago, they are beyond rare now.
Any one who lives in a country where a trip of 200 miles still leaves one hundreds to over a thousand miles from the border of a state, much less the country, looks at these things as better than a bicycle, at least i winter, but nothing more than a toy that well to do can afford.
People who live in cities, especially people who have never spent more than days in a rural area, probably should get out into the real world, and travel requirements there of, before even thinking about "requirements" of real people.
Policiticians do not, and they do not give a damn either but I expect more of people here.
It will not be a diesel truck, in the U.S., but you have the right idea.