There is considerable confusion over whether or not the heat pump will be available in CA or not, with some journos saying yes and others no, both sides supposedly quoting official sources. I gave my input to Kia some time back (see upthread and esp. in the Kona topic) that it was most definitely wanted here, otherwise Californians would have to buy cars out of state. We'll see what the reality is once they arrive, but the range advantage on moderately cold weather road trips was exactly the reason I urged them to include or at least offer it here.
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Guy [I have lots of experience designing/selling off-grid AE systems, some using EVs but don't own one. Local trips are by foot, bike and/or rapid transit].
The 'best' is the enemy of 'good enough'. Copper shot, not Silver bullets.