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The Hyundai Kona and the Kia Niro will be initially only be available in California. I read this as code for "You will never see one of these vehicles for sale new from the manufacturer outside of California in your lifetime."
 

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The Hyundai Kona and the Kia Niro will be initially only be available in California. I read this as code for "You will never see one of these vehicles for sale new from the manufacturer outside of California in your lifetime."
They both are available in Canada too. Takes a while to ramp up (increase efficiency while looking after quality), just ask Elon about that. They can't supply everybody at the same time and with low gas prices they would be spread thin across much of US. Wasn't the 2016 Volt only available in California at first? I've never seen a 2016 Canadian Volt (if there ever was such a thing) for sale in Canada yet.
 

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They both are available in Canada too. Takes a while to ramp up (increase efficiency while looking after quality), just ask Elon about that. They can't supply everybody at the same time and with low gas prices they would be spread thin across much of US. Wasn't the 2016 Volt only available in California at first? I've never seen a 2016 Canadian Volt (if there ever was such a thing) for sale in Canada yet.
The 2016 Gen 2 Volt was only available in the CARB compliant states.
 

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Nothing in the write up about temperature management systems of each vehicle... one of the most important factors in protecting the most expensive components of these vehicles
 

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Nothing in the write up about temperature management systems of each vehicle... one of the most important factors in protecting the most expensive components of these vehicles
Hyundai switched to water cooling in the Kona (as compared to air for the Ioniq) because of the more dense battery. When Ioniq next version comes out I would expect them to use water as well as they would be using similar chemistry (giving it the much needed longer range).
 

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I thought the Kona might be slightly larger than the Bolt. It's actually pretty much the same size.
The exterior dimensions are very similar, and the driver and front passenger have similar room. The Kona has a bit more behind the seats cargo space, but the Kona's rear passengers get shafted.

Also, a major reason Hyundai probably isn't promoting the Kona Electric outside California is that it will not come with a dedicated battery heater.
 

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Also, a major reason Hyundai probably isn't promoting the Kona Electric outside California is that it will not come with a dedicated battery heater.

I wouldn't say that. 2018 orders are sold out. Now taking preorders for 2019. Those who preordered but didn't get their Kona EV before Christmas got a $100 gift certificate as a Christmas present. All 2018 preorders to be delivered by March, 2019. Like Tesla all over again. I'll take a flaming red orange one but not sure about that golf ball front end. I think I like the 60's Dune Buggy front end of the Model 3 better except they start at $70,000 Cdn all in after taxes and rebates. Maybe I'll stick with Gen 1.

https://hyundaicanada.com/en/coming-soon/2019-kona-electric

https://www.mapleridgehyundai.com/clp-2019-hyundai-kona-electric-maple-ridge-bc

https://www.mississaugahyundai.com/kona-ev/

https://www.brossardhyundai.com/hyundai-a-vendre/kona-ev.htm?locale=en_CA

https://www.torontohyundai.com/kona-ev-pre-order/
 

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I wouldn't say that. 2018 orders are sold out. Now taking preorders for 2019. Those who preordered but didn't get their Kona EV before Christmas got a $100 gift certificate as a Christmas present. All 2018 preorders to be delivered by March, 2019. Like Tesla all over again. I'll take a flaming red orange one but not sure about that golf ball front end. I think I like the 60's Dune Buggy front end of the Model 3 better except they start at $70,000 Cdn all in after taxes and rebates. Maybe I'll stick with Gen 1.

https://hyundaicanada.com/en/coming-soon/2019-kona-electric

https://www.mapleridgehyundai.com/clp-2019-hyundai-kona-electric-maple-ridge-bc

https://www.mississaugahyundai.com/kona-ev/

https://www.brossardhyundai.com/hyundai-a-vendre/kona-ev.htm?locale=en_CA

https://www.torontohyundai.com/kona-ev-pre-order/
Canadian Kona Electrics will come with a dedicated battery heater. U.S. spec versions will not.
 

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Now we just need to see how the Soul EV with long range is sold. We have one of the original EV Souls here at work and I know the couple that has it originally wanted a TM3 but the lack of one at a price point they were willing to pay kept them with the Soul and now they are waiting for the second gen
 

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The Hyundai Kona and the Kia Niro will be initially only be available in California. I read this as code for "You will never see one of these vehicles for sale new from the manufacturer outside of California in your lifetime."
Which is why our Federal Tax Credit needs to be modified to require the vehicle be available for sales and service in all 50 states.
 

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The Hyundai Kona and the Kia Niro will be initially only be available in California. I read this as code for "You will never see one of these vehicles for sale new from the manufacturer outside of California in your lifetime."
These cars are sold world wide and starting any new production line takes a while to ramp up, I don't care who you are (just ask Tesla). They will go to the areas where demand is greatest first so there is a concentration of vehicles for the newly trained technicians to service before their skills are lost and forgotten. As demand gets filled the areas where they are available will expand. I hope you are planning on living more than a few years. I know I am.
 
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