So you need more input:
I work for a multinational energy consultancy, and decided I really wanted to get one. I had made my reservation in May of 09, and wondered why I wasn't seeing anything. I called the EV line and they let me know about the market thing, which bummed me out. So I spent the next year trying to get a test drive of both the Volt and the LEAF whenever I was in different cities for conferences and meetings. Got out to LA and drove them both and then sat down with a LEAF expert at a dealership. This was in July.
1) He would only sell me the Cold Weather Package, which I am grateful for, and
2) He showed me that he could sell me a LEAF now, if I had a CA address (unlike Chevy, who required proof of residence)
We had several offices on the West Coast, so I changed my address, and ordered the vehicle. I called the EV line, and asked them to make sure I moved up the queue, due to my new address, and I was on the next order, with delivery in October. After much hassle with the dealership, I took ownership in CA, and had it shipped to MN. Been driving it since.
They gave me the Nissan Charger that someone in CA had bought and never picked up. It's pretty simple, and there is no way to track anything on it, but it serves the purpose, and charges at 240. It was installed by Innovative Power Solutions in St. Paul, great guys to work with.
I had called Xcel back in July and let them know what was going on, but they said they didn't have any programs yet for electric vehicle charging. I am trying to follow up with them now. I also talked to MetroTransit about putting a charging station at my park and ride, but they said they didn't have any plans for that until 2014, and that was at the new 94 and Manning park and ride.
I went with Cheyenne Red.
Feel free to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
to come by and see it, or ask me any questions you want. This is my passion, so I can talk about it for hours.