Currently, Hyundai sells its plug-in hybrid Sonata nationwide, though it doesn’t necessarily seem that way due to the fact that, in most states, dealers aren’t required to actually stock the Sonata PHEV (although they do have the option to do so). Rather, it’s available via special order item available through your local dealer.
Only dealerships in 10 states (California and those other states that share California emissions standard) routinely stock the Sonata PHEV.
In the other 40 states (for the most part), you simply have walk into a Hyundai dealerships and place your Sonata PHEV order. Then, you wait a few weeks to take delivery. It’s not an ideal setup, but at least it is available nationwide, something that can’t be said for a dozen other plug-ins on the US market today.
According to Hyundai, the same process will be in place for the plug-in hybrid version of IONIQ (32 miles of EPA-estimated electric range).