I live in the upper midwest and when I purchased this auto in 2016, they were only be sold on the coast. Now they are availI was concerned about cabin warmth in winter and performance in winter. What I have found out is the electric feature is used less in the winter, because the engine kicks in to warm up the cabin just like my previous cars. When cabin is warm it seemlessly switches to battery and you can't hear it or feel it when it happens. Amazing technology. Driving on the interstate at 80 miles per hour for about 200 miles, i got 50 miles per gallon economy (first 30 miles on battery and then hybrid tecnology). We live within 12 miles of a major city and the battery can take us round trip using no gas. Electricity is soooo much cheaper than gas per mile driven. This is an awesome vehicle no matter where you live, but if you live in town and only take daily short trips, you may not be stopping to get gas. I have heard of people putting on 4000 miles and still be on their original tank of gas. I also find that I can use a standard outlet in my house to charge car overnight when my electricity is cheaper. It takes about 8 hours to charge the car, unless you have a charger in your home and I believe then it takes one to three hours, depending on the charger. When the car isn't charged I get just under 40 miles per gallon as a hybrid vehicle. If you want to make your contribution to air quality and save money on fuel, this is a wonderful option.