I'm retired from Ford and ordered a 2017 FFE six weeks ago (Apr 19) through their "Z" plan (retiree discount) here in Livonia, Michigan. We'd purchased a 2016 ICE Focus hatchback from that dealer's inventory for my wife last November and I was impressed with how quiet the hatchback had become; it replaced a 2005 Focus sedan. I couldn't believe it when the salesman actually printed up information on a C-Max they had in inventory and pointed his pen at what I would pay (less, by a couple thousand dollars), just in case I'd rather buy a hybrid. I remained calm and polite because he'd said he was obliged to offer that car to me. This Ford was my plan 'B,' however. The month before I ordered, I'd really tried to buy a Hyundai Ioniq Electric, although it would have cost far more.
With Tesla suing Michigan and GM building their Bolt, Ford must develop a competitive 'everyman' pure electric. I won't care if the next generation Focus Electric comes out before this year is over or reclaims cargo volume or costs less or has greater range. I'd been in love with the Th!nk when Ford owned 51% of them, but that never happened.