I don't get the whole trickle charging thing. I've bought or leased three new vehicles in the past eight years and they've all had autostop, An Audi Q3 followed by a Q5 and then a Land Rover. I've never had any issue with the battery needing charging. If it turns out I need to hook it up like that I won't be buying another Honda. Maybe I just haven't owned my vehicles long enough to run into any issues with the battery, or maybe there's something a bit different about the way Honda is doing things with their electrical systems vs other manufacturers. This is my first Honda, it's just a few months old now and I've always hated autostop but as far as i know (sadly) it's implemented exactly like this across the industry at the moment. Someone needs to bring legislation to allow the autostop feature to remain off.