I was 2 hours away from buying a leaf SV plus. Financing was all done and was going in at noon to sign the paperwork and drive it home. At 10am I thought that I would check one more time for Niro EV availability in NJ. Even though the Niro EV was my first choice, I had pretty much given up hope on it. No New Jersey dealerships had any and the ones I talked to said they were not getting any. I used the carguru's sight and it was showing 2 available at a dealer in NJ 60 miles from my house. What?! Now what do I do? I was literally going to leave the house in an hour to go pick up the Leaf. I shot off an email to the Kia dealership to get a lease quote to see how comparable they would be to the deal I got with the leaf plus. I waited for 20 minutes.. Nothing. I finally called them and the woman that answered the phone said she was already working on the quote and would call me back. When she called back she said the 2 that they had on the lot were already sold and being picked up that day. If I could make it in by 1pm I could look at it but not drive it because it was sold and already detailed. She said I could drive a plug in Niro just to get an idea of the Niro EV. She said they had already received 6 Niro EV's and had sold them all the day they got them! She also stated that they were going to receive more the end of this week and again next week. Needless to say I sent off an email to Nissan that I would not be making my appointment, and drove out to the Kia dealership. Even though I would be happy with the leaf, I did not want to live with the regret of not trying to get the Niro EV which I wanted more than the leaf to begin with. I got to the dealership and there right in the front was a shiny new Kia Niro EV and another one sitting a few cars away. Awesome.. I met with the salesman and he took me out to a plug in Niro so I could drive it. He said the ride and handling would be a bit different on the EV but size wise I could get an idea. I was sold. I asked him about the cars coming in at the end of the week and he said he thought they were sold already but would check. Of course they were sold but said they have more coming next week. He stated that they were all the same trim so all I would have to do is pick the color. I did the finance application and was approved. I was also happy with the terms of the deal.. Got a 3 year lease, 12000 miles a year based off of MSRP. He stated they do not mark up above MSRP but because they are so in demand I would have to pay MSRP. I got about $8,400 in incentives and in New Jersey you do not pay sales/use tax on EV's Chose a blue Niro EV as that was the one I liked the most. He had a white and also a silver coming in and I liked the blue the best. Signed the purchase agreement and left a deposit. Now the hard part. Waiting. He stated that the delivery date is set for Wednesday. He also stated that once the car is put into the computer as sold, sometimes they expedite the car and it will arrive before the date given. Anyone hear of that? I hope he is right. Also interesting to note is while I was waiting at his desk for him to get the paperwork together, 2 other salesman were talking to 2 other people on the phone about the niro EV. I know this was a long post but I can't tell you how happy I am to have gotten one. Like I said I had given up hope. So glad I looked one last time! They appear to be the only dealership in NJ to have them. All the Niro EV's in the northeast are coming in through Philadelphia. A car carrier ship called Morning Camille just got in this morning. Hopefully my Niro is on it! Anxiously waiting.