I've been in communication with Honda (Zone Managers) about our upcoming NDEW event, and wondered what they wanted us to tell people asking about the Clarity PHEV. I'll likely print some of these up to hand out (there will be test drives available in the BEV version, but some will want the PHEV): The state of California is the largest market for plug-in hybrid vehicles. In order to meet customer demand we are currently prioritizing supply of the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid in California, rather than allocating units for dealer inventory in other markets. Dealers in all 50 states are able to order Clarity PHEV vehicles and customers can purchase or lease a Clarity PHEV in all markets outside of California. We are always monitoring the market and can make adjustments to supply accordingly, but Honda remains disciplined in our approach of matching supply and demand and, in this case, that means focusing sales of Clarity PHEV vehicles in the market with the strongest consumer demand. When I asked about the actual order process (outside of CA) and ballpark delivery time, here is the response: Regarding a pre-order situation: That’s a tough call. As you probably know, the vehicles are built in Japan. We have PHEVs set to arrive monthly in the USA. As we previously stated a little while back when it was incorrectly reported that we’re only sending them to CA dealers, they’re available in all 50 states, but the bulk of them end up where there’s demand, and that’s California. I don’t see any reason that we couldn’t get a PHEV to a customer within 90-120 days of them ordering one – likely less than that. Of course, they may need to be flexible on colors or trim, but we generally have the opportunity to order them a couple months in advance, and then there’s transit time. I wouldn’t “guarantee” that, but every Honda dealership in Oregon knows they can pick up the phone and call their District Manager to process a sold order in a timely manner. We pride ourselves on doing whatever we can to satisfy the customer. So bottom line, 3-4 months (maybe less) after ordering, and don't be picky about color/trim.