I live in San Diego, CA and since January 2019 (six months ago) I have contacted several local Kia Dealers asking to be informed when I can get one, or at least put a deposit down to get one. The experience has been awful and a rip-off. The first dealer i asked told me that there would be no Niro EVs available until 2020 (the year 2020, not the model year 2020) and keeps contacting me to get a Niro Hybrid. They eventually told me the did get ONE a couple months ago, but sold it to one of their salesmen. The other dealers in the San Diego area say they have gotten one or two since February but have hundreds of potential buyers and , in spite of the fact that I got on their lists six months ago, they couldn't predict when one might become available. The latest was a dealer who said they could get me one "soon" if I gave a deposit, but it has to be the premium model (an additional $5,500) and there would be a $5,000-$10,000 "dealer markup." When I pointed out that the markup was basically giving them the Federal and State owner incentives, they said "If you don't like it, maybe you could go buy one out in the Midwest (where they are presumably easier to get.)" I would point out that San Diego is in California one of the States that Kia said the Niro EV would become available back in February 2019.