I don't know whether this is encouraging or not: http://hondanews.com/releases/advancing-environment-a-natural-fit-in-honda-vehicle-lineup Key points: Civic Hybrid and Civic CNG (natural gas) will be discontinued when the 10th Generation Civic is introduced later this year. Accord plugin hybrid will be discontinued, but the Accord hybrid will continue and improve. Honda hedging on all next generation powertrain types. Honda plans to introduce: (1) A new Fuel Cell vehicle (2) An all-new Battery Electric vehicle, (3) An all-new plug-in hybrid. This looks like a plan to just throw everything at the wall and see what sticks. I just wonder if this approach will result in engineering resources being stretched thin. Honda is a big company, but even this seems pretty ambitious.