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What is the point of making concepts and not taking them through production, seeing that considerable amount of time is spent on R&D for these concepts? are these companies thinking that at some point in the far future, these vehicles will become a reality?

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  1. kyzyl 2 years ago #

    "The consummers are allways right". See, please, the discussion "Why did electric cars die out in the beginning?"

  2. divyajeychandren 2 years ago #

    I dont think this answers the question. the consumer may be right or wrong., my question is WHY do the companies take up "highly futuristic" concepts. i dont think the consumer has a say in any of the concepts i have seen so far. if that were the case companies would focus on dveeloping concepts with better range than looks.

  3. kyzyl 2 years ago #

    I think this is an answer: http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/transportation/ford-focus-electric-to-begin-production/1277?tag=nl.e662 "After much industry buzz, Ford announced on Wednesday that it is beginning production on its Focus Electric - an a zero-emissions version of its popular model. The Focus Electric will be the automaker’s first all-electric passenger car, and the company says it expects it to be the first EV 5-seater to get a 100MPGe fuel rating (that’s a consumption equivalent of 100 miles per gallon)".

  4. narsi 2 years ago #

    @Divya - can't understand your question...if companies don't make concept products, how will they know whether the product will work in real life or not? Now, whether they take it through production or not depends on how the market receives the concept car, right?

  5. divyajeychandren 2 years ago #

    my question is based on this article: "Tata eMO is a $20,000 EV that will never be made"
    Here it says: "Even though the concept is not intended for production, Tata thought thorugh ways to save money throughout the manufacturing process." SO essentially the manufacturers obviously don't intend to produce the car, yet so much time has been spent on thinking up ways to make the manufacturing process cost-effective..

  6. venusk 2 years ago #

    @Divya I think that's a one-off case. Usually concept cars are made to see how the public receives them. Kind of a like a fashion show in which new designs are showcased to get some feedback.



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