Anyone in a non ZEV state get a Kona EV?

Discussion in 'Hyundai Kona Electric' started by johanna b, Mar 22, 2019.

  1. johanna b

    johanna b New Member

    I live in Texas, and my husband and I are kicking around the idea of trying to buy one and have it shipped. I’m just wondering if anyone has done that. Did you have a dealer contact? How did you search? Any strategies would be helpful.
  2. davidtm

    davidtm Active Member

    I'm in Virginia and am looking to get a Soul EV from Maryland. I'm only in the initial talking to dealers phase, but they are saying that selling to me from a non-ZEV state is a non-issue. I'm sure it helps that dealers in Maryland suburbs of DC are probably used to seeing to Virginians just across the Potomac. We'll see how smoothly it goes when it happens.

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  3. Esprit1st

    Esprit1st Well-Known Member

    Just my two cents: I bought it in California, however the dealer made sure I'm from a ZEV state. We are in the process of moving from Oregon to Nevada. I just didn't mention anything like that and technically we were living in Oregon when they sold it to me. Although I never driven it up there and since it's been just a little bit ago I'll not register it in Oregon either.

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  5. Esprit1st

    Esprit1st Well-Known Member

    Oh yes, definitely.

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  6. advid

    advid New Member

    I got a fresh update from a Texas dealer today: he said that hyundai corporate still won't tell him anything, and that he saw dealers in Maryland marking up the one or two Kona EVs by 5k on a recent trip out that way. He was extremely skeptical that he could get one to trade one out to him.

    That being said, I have heard of a Kona being shipped to Minnesota, so it can be done. At this point though, good luck getting one at MSRP even from the east coast: the supply problem seems to be getting worse not better. I am personally quite frustrated with Hyundai and their lack of communication or coherent strategy
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  7. SkookumPete

    SkookumPete Well-Known Member

    Sales are declining badly, evidently because of supply chain problems.

  8. Esprit1st

    Esprit1st Well-Known Member

    I'm wondering why they sell them in all markets when they can't even serve one.

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  9. advid

    advid New Member

    It's a good question, and while I am definitely not eager to say it, a Hyundai dealer told me that it definitely has to do with compliance. His quote straight from the district manager as to why Hyundai won't be shipping cars outside ZEV states anytime soon, at least not directly to dealers.

    I suppose we could consider commending Hyundai for even sending cars to the US, contrasted with KIA's current strategy of endless silent delays of the e-Niro here. There may not be many Kona EVs, but they do exist...
  10. VA EV 2019

    VA EV 2019 New Member

    This exact interstate process went smoothly for me 4 weeks ago when I purchased a Kona EV in MD and took it home across the Potomac.

    Shouldn’t be an isssue, as long as they have the vehicle you want at their dealership.
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  11. GPM432

    GPM432 Active Member

    I'm here in Canada what is a non zev and zev state mean thanks
  12. Esprit1st

    Esprit1st Well-Known Member

    It's states that mandate Zero Emission Vehicles. Some of those are California, Oregon, Washington. Here at the West coast. Those are the only ones I definitely know of since I'm from the West coast.
    I know there is some on the east coast as well.

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  13. davidtm

    davidtm Active Member

  14. Lou Reynolds

    Lou Reynolds New Member

    I put a thousand down two months ago at a dealer in Baltimore, MD. I am in Pittsburgh. I am going to test drive it on Wed. A bit of a pita, but there you are. Base price 42630. Before tax title etc.
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  15. davidtm

    davidtm Active Member

    Which car?

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  16. interestedinEV

    interestedinEV Active Member

    I had talked to Hyundai dealer in Arizona and I broached the idea of buying the car in CA but using it Arizona. He pointed that the local dealers are not really equipped to service such vesicles (full BEVs as opposed to PHEV) and any service would be on the best effort basis. Again this may be that the guy was trying to keep my buying a car for some time, but that is something you may want to check into.
  17. Lou Reynolds

    Lou Reynolds New Member

  18. Mattsburgh

    Mattsburgh Active Member

    Hey I'm in Pittsburgh too, just got mine 10 days ago from Cumberland, MD. What color did you get?
  19. Lou Reynolds

    Lou Reynolds New Member

    I got the blue one...Cumberland would have been a better choice, but it worked out. Glad to hear someone else got one too. I have a friend in Madison, WI who can’t find one anywhere.
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  20. Mattsburgh

    Mattsburgh Active Member

    I got blue too, love the color. Yeah Cumberland wasn't too bad, about 2 hours. They had 2 more other than the one I bought, and he said they'd sold the first two a month earlier, one to a guy in Pittsburgh and the other to someone in Tennessee!

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