http://hondanews.com/releases/honda-to-launch-next-generation-advanced-powertrain-vehicles-by-2018-honda-fcv-concept-makes-north-american-debut Honda's presentation at NAIAS today was mostly about the next-generation FCEV and some turbocharged ICEs, but also announced was this: In the past, Honda has pursued a 2-tier strategy for EVs: Fuel Cells for long-distance cars, of which the FCX Clarity is the most publicized example, and Batteries for city cars. Honda's only BEV to my knowledge was the limited production Fit EV, which could only be leased in certain markets. With emphasis on the Honda FCEV for 2016, it seems likely that Honda will unfortunately produce a short-range BEV for 2018. The only good news is that Honda generally makes cars with good driving dynamics, and the Fit EV was actually a better handler than its ICE sibling. I wonder if there's pressure from Tesla, or maybe Nissan, that is pushing Honda towards a commitment to BEVs.