Disclaimer: I'm posting an almost identical post on the Kia Niro forum, so apologies if you've already seen this. Brand new to this forum, but proud owner of a 2013 Fiat 500e and the unfortunate, current lessee of an ICE vehicle. I am currently living in Texas (happened to find the Fiat 500e at the local CarMax in 2016 with only 8000 miles on it!), which makes my EV enthusiasm a bit difficult to say the least. My lease is ending soon and my rabbit-hole of a search for an EV to replace my current car has led me to two finalists, the 2019 Kia Niro EV and the 2019 Hyundai Kona EV. I've been in touch with Hyundai and Kia dealerships and done quite a bit of research on these vehicles, but am struggling to really differentiate these cars from one another. The 2019 Kia Niro EV is expected to be delivered to select Texas Kia dealerships in early 2019, as per my conversations with several dealerships. The 2019 Hyundai Kona EV, on the other hand, was not going to show up in Texas at all...and multiple dealerships had told me that I would not even be able to order one to be delivered, so I figured my decision was made for me. BUT THEN I saw this article: https://insideevs.com/hyundai-kona-electric-u-s-demand/ that says that, although California and other ZEV states will be the only states that receive deliveries of the car, Hyundai will ship the 2019 Kona EV to dealers in non-ZEV states if there is a "sold order" in place. So it looks like I have a choice again. I'm ultimately planning on test-driving both vehicles (out of town weddings are a good a time for a test-drive as any, right?), but wanted to see if there was anything else any of you had heard, seen, read, experienced that would lead you to recommend one vehicle over the other? Thanks in advance, appreciate the help!