if someone grabs the bull by the horns and introduces a half-car standard that'll be adopted in cities across the UK (and wider) where the road lanes are split in two and are only available to vehicles that fit then a market for single-seaters under 200kg that do 40-50mph and can be financed for £150 a month or so, then a market might exist. Would make for some really good fun vehicles too ... I just don't see a future economic case for 2 tonne vehicles carrying 1 person around a city.
Totally agree, but it's a chicken and egg problem. Politicians aren't going to adapt roads for smaller vehicles until we demand it, and that's not going to happen while Rangerovers are seen as a status symbol. On the positive side, fewer young people are choosing to buy and run cars, which suggests the current offerings of big car makers are missing the mark.