The Niro EV is to begin deliveries in the U.S. starting at the end of February. InsideEVs sat down with a couple of Kia execs to learn more about the launch and the company's strategy. To begin, the cars will be sold in California, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas, and Washington. They reject the idea that this is a so-called compliance car. They will be selling them in 3 non-Zev states: GA, TX, & HI. There will, they acknowledge, only be a relatively small number of vehicles brought to the U.S. to start, but that's only because they are being limited by HQ in Korea. Regarding price, the actual number will be released closer to on-sale date, but they say it will be competitive with Hyundai Kona Electric, which starts at $36,450. I imagine the slightly larger Niro EV will be slightly more expensive. There's a bit more at the link at the top of this post.