I do not like the sound of that!Shimano told me the E8000 was being discontinued. They’ll keep some for warranty but won’t continue producing them.
As @Dirtnvert said, stocks of the e8000 are already low. What am I supposed to do with my bike if I can't get a motor and it's not repairable. If that happened I would never buy a bike with a Shimano motor, ever again. If they can do this once, they will do it again.
Thinking about it for a little bit longer, I would extend my personal ban from just motors to a bike with any Shimano kit of any kind!
Shimano need to get on top of this!