Kia Limiting Sales of Soul EV to certain states

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    Kia Limiting Sales of Soul EV to certain states

    Wondered if anyone knows why Kia is limiting sales of Soul EV to only certain states?

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    Thats not unusual. Probably doing it gecause onky certain dealers are certified to work on them. And they want a dealer clise by, dont want go sell the car to a rancher in remote south dakota with the closest dealer two states away.

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    Most likely because they are prioritizing ZEV states, where automakers are required to sell an EV. They're probably too low on supply to roll it out to more states.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thewerzinator View Post
    https://www.ucsusa.org/clean-vehicle...es/what-is-zev

    Most likely because they are prioritizing ZEV states, where automakers are required to sell an EV. They're probably too low on supply to roll it out to more states.
    A few years ago, when the EV was introduced, they stated that the car would only be sold in certain states that had some sort of and workable infrastructures to recharge the cars. I believe that that was five to eight states/cities.
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    It's the same in Canada, limited number of dealers can sell the product, it's expensive for a dealer to be able to sell and service an electric vehicle. Also they want in area where the infrastructure is better to more realistically handle that type of product.

    This will increase as more EV models are made available. When the first Soul EV was launched they only had 11 dealers across Canada, now there are 11 authorized Soul EV dealers in the Greater Toronto Area alone. With the addition of the Niro PHEV and EV this helps provide more possibility for sales.

    My closest dealer to obtain a Soul EV is over 100 km away. My local will not handle it, if he get's a request he just forwards it to one of the closest authorized dealers.
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