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The Hyundai Ioniq Electric Isn't Just For California Anymore

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The Korean automaker's reportedly expanded availability to other CARB states.

In the market for some manner of electrified vehicle? The Hyundai Ioniq comes in several flavors, each more electrified (and less dependent on fossil fuels) than the last: there's a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid, and a fully electric version. The latter's only been offered in California up to this point, but according to the latest, it's now expanding to other states as well.

The Korean automaker confirmed to CarsDirect that the Ioniq Electric is now being offered in other states that follow the stringent CARB standards set out by the California Air Resources Board.

Those currently include Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington.

"Currently we are shipping to all CARB states for EV and PHEV," spokesman Derek Joyce revealed. "2018 retail sales were mostly CARB states for both and we plan to continue that trend as we seek more supply to meet demand beyond."

The expansion to additional states outside of California follows Hyundai's decision to cancel the Ioniq Unlimited+ subscription program that was only offered in the Golden State. It is, however, still offering the EV under a less comprehensive lease program.

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Hyundai's Ioniq Electric packs an 88-kW electric motor good for 118 horsepower and 218 lb-ft of torque, juiced by a 28-kWh battery pack. That gives it a 124-mile range that's hardly the most stellar in the business.

The company also offers the Kona crossover in both conventional (internal combustion) and electric guises, the latter boasting a much longer range of up 258 miles. The hydrogen-powered Nexo replaced the Tucson Fuel Cell, and remains available only in California.

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