The Rich Man’s Van

February 9, 2015 in Daily Bulletin

Los Angeles has the worst congestion in all of America. The Economist took a look at how this changes purchasing incentives:

  • Becker Automotive Design builds customized vans that give LA’s elite ways to kill time as they wait in traffic.
  • Features include flat screen televisions, touch-screen computers, wireless internet, seats for a family, and even bathrooms.
  • One fitness obsessed customer wanted a stationary bike nailed to the floor so that they could work out in traffic.
  • The cars are decadently luxurious on the inside, but look dull on the outside so as not to attract the attention of fans – as the traffic would make it impossible to get away from them.
  • The basic model costs $150,000, and the cost can go as high as $500,000 for armour which is popular with Middle Eastern and African customers.

Read more about the vehicles, and other famous clients here.

Source: The Economist