Honda’s 4 Step Victory Plan For Electric Minivan
Awhile back, The Street’s Anton Wahlman presented a 4-step plan for Honda to take sole control of the plug-in electric minivan segment.
Here’s the 4-step process, as outlined by Wahlman:
- Use the Odyssey minivan body. This enables you to pack a much larger battery while retaining a large space for passengers and luggage alike.
- Increase the battery size from the current 6.7 kWh [in the Accord PHEV] to 16 kWh, which is close to the Chevrolet Volt and where federal tax benefits top out. This would vastly increase the electric range of the car.
- Increase regenerative braking, making it similar to the class-leading BMW i3.
- Fire the person responsible for the instrumentation/infotainment-related functions [of the Accord PHEV]. Buy a Tesla Model S. Copy it.
Of course, we’re well aware that Honda, a non supporter of plug-in vehicles, won’t follow this advice, but Wahlman concludes:
“If Honda follows my four-step plan, and does so very quickly, it would have a car that would sell more than 100,000 per year instead of perhaps 1,000 per year of the current Accord plug-in.”
“For a 100-fold increase in sales, I am available to help. Honda, you know how to find me.”
At time of publishing, Honda had not yet contacted Wahlman. Our guess is that a phone call is not forthcoming, but still we see success written all over this plug-in minivan that Honda will never make.
Source: The Street