I just found this thread. I am in southwestern NH. I registered for my LEAF in late April last year.
The order / rollout schedule changed since then but I didn't notice until now. It has probably changed again since the earth quake in Japan but here it is as of December 2010...
* December 2010: Arizona, California, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington.
* January 2011: Texas and Hawaii.
* April 2011: North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland, South Carolina and Alabama;
* Fall (or maybe Summer?) of 2011: Everyone else.
The statement "or maybe Summer" above is an optimistic observation by someone at Nissan before the earth quake, which coincides with their goal to have 20,000 LEAFs on the road here this year. If I find something more current I will post it.
Unless you have registered (registration is now closed) you won't be able to buy a LEAF unless you can get hooked up with an "orphaned" LEAF (one that was ordered then refused at delivery time). Also I have seen a couple of LEAFs on Ebay. You can't just go into a Nissan dealer and buy one.
One other thing, I attended a "Drive a LEAF" event in Atlanta, where the subject of buying a LEAF outside your home area came up. They said it would be frowned uppon by Nissan. You can't change your street or city address on the reservation page you have to call Nissan.
That doesn't even say anything about having it serviced. You have no doubt noticed that there is a software glitch with A/C which causes the car to fail to start. There is a software update but if you had to drive to NYC to get it fixed you would ... well... have a problem.
res: 25APR10 #612239F1 Glacier Pearl SV
Ordered: 03Mar12 Cayenne Red SL
VIN: 18747 - pickup: Mon 2Apr12
22Apr14: over 20K mi / lost 1 capacity bar Mar 2014
It isn't 100% electric if you have to put gas in it.