I don’t know if anybody else has come across this situation, but I found out about this the other day and I was completely astounded. I took my Sportage in for regular routine maintenance. As I was checking out, I was talking to the Service Rep. and I innocently asked what do they do for regular maintenance on a Niro EV. The guy looked at me and said they don’t service EVs at this dealership. Immediately I countered with the fact that I bought it from this dealership (they had to drive it down from Maryland, since N. Carolina doesn’t sell them). After a few minutes the Service Rep. came back to me and verified the dealership cannot work on EVs because they are not authorized by Kia. When I was buying this vehicle, the Sales Rep. told me they had a technician who was fully trained to work on EVs. After a couple of days to “cool off”, I called Kia. They confirmed what the Service Rep. told me. Now, this dealership was quick to take my money, but I wasn’t told the whole story. Whatever it takes, get that sale! Kia said all the dealership needs to do is request to be authorized (I’ll bet there’s more to it than that). I’m going to try to talk to whoever is in charge and request they get authorized. My feeling is when they sold this car to me, they became an EV dealer. The dealership in MD, where my dealer got the the vehicle from sold the car to my dealer and my dealer sold it to me. Oh. The nearest dealer is 257 miles from me in Georgia. It’ll be a long ride just to get routine maintenance. Has anybody else come across this?