We just bought our Kona her in Oregon. There is a lot of education needed to keep and maintain an Electric vehicle. I spent 2 months researching Lithium Ion batteries and deciding if the battery technology was advanced enough to make it worthwhile to invest. Oregon still has a electric vehicle rebate and Kona's qualify for the full rebate. This takes a little of the "high price" bite off and makes it more viable. Another drawback in Oregon is the lack of charging infrastructure. If you want to take it on a long trip, it takes advanced planning to ensure you can charge it. Infrastructure is being put in as we speak but fast charging can cost $25 to $40. Some are still free but you have to have the 7 phone apps and be willing to search and take a chance they are in working order. It is an adventure in the making. We love the challenge and welcome the risk but a lot of others won't. They are not sold in Washington State but there are some charging stations. The range of the Kona makes it feasible to take long trips along the interstate system and some major highways. One has to be prepared to overestimate during cold weather and always have a backup plan encase you use more power than you expect. I believe the Kona will catch on but I also think the cost of an EV is still very high and needs to drop. Battery technology must improve to allow more than 1000 charges before being replaced even Kona guarantees the Kona batteries for life (long as you own it). Batteries need to not take damage by rapid charging. This may be small but it will shorten your 1000 charges. Also knowledge needs to be spread that if you take care of them, the batteries. You could get 2000 or more charges out of them.