GRA wrote:...At least they've recognized that almost no one would buy the BEV, when there's so many other options that provide better value for the money, now and in the near future.
Silly speculation. At the right price, Honda could sell as many as it wanted to.
Both the BEV and PHEV are essentially conversions of the Clarity FCEV.
The BEV is a compliance car, and may only be produced in small numbers, for a few years.
Since leases comply just as well as sales do in earning ZEV credits, Why would Honda want to sell any of them?
Think of the massive headache Toyota gave itself by selling a few k RAV4Es, and obligating itself to support those crap-mobiles for many years, at great cost.
In three years, when the leases expire, Honda will have complete flexibility in deciding at how to dispose of the returned BEVs most profitably.
It can sell them in the USA or elsewhere if it wants, or can re-battery them first, or just remove the packs and send the rest to the crusher, if it wants to.