So I agree with the accessories bit. But, I'm not saying they do it to sell accessories. No manufacturer sells accessories. I was there when Honda was pushing body kids and underglow lights lol. I was able to sell them both only once. To the same guy. Middle aged recently divorced hispanic guy. Anyways, what I'm saying it should be engineered in a way that says "hey we know you're gonna do whatever with it. We're cool with that, this should make it easier" It's about the message. And don't advertise it as then it becomes a feature and is subject to regulation. I say hide these features in plain view. For the people who look for them to notice..... Manufacturers aren't that interested in selling accessories, they're interested in selling units. RnD and sourcing components is another factor. Plus there are aftermarket offerings with limited success.
....Honda ironically will be coming out with a rwd electric with almost the same wheel base as a fit.
....The 2 manufacturers I can see making larger headway in terms of automotive battery tech are Renault and Hyundai/Kai
Also What?! Honda with a RWD EV?? Like an electric S660?? I doubt I'd be able to fit in that, and its kinda small. But I would definitely welcome it. And if it's affordable I would consider it. If it does come out though I would bet anything they are going to keep it in Japan.
And yes I agree, Kia in particular. But like I mentioned its just the brand is not where it needs to be to attract the type of people looking to buy an EV. They would really have to pull some sort of hat trick to get attention. Make it incredibly affordable and a great value for starters.