I bought my new Niro this week. Had no intention of buying one. Went to look at a Sportage, got sidetracked by a beautiful sangria colored Sorento. Drove it and then started looking at the Niro. Until I saw it on the showroom floor, I didn't know Kia had a hybrid. Drove it. Thought it was fun. Wife drove it. Thought it was cute. Bought it. Have a question I didn't get answered. I live on an island in the San Juans of Washington State. There is no gas available on the island. I was told if I ran out of gas on the island, the battery would get me to a gas station. The Costco where I usually buy gas is 24 miles from my home. Is the battery up to getting me that far? Should I sneak some gas across on the ferry and keep, say, 5 gallons at home?