In going through this thread, one thing to keep in mind is that its rollout is far enough away that other mfg's may be ready as well which would be great so we may have more choices but one real positive for me personally is that Chicago is finally a target for ANY EV rollout --- not sure exactly when the LEAF will be sold here but this Focus EV could easily beat it. I do like the front end, it's actually just a plastic 'insert' not a true 'grill' (most of the black space is actually just black plastic) but it makes it look more European for sure. The trunk space issue may be an issue but what about the MINI EV; didn't that lose most of its space to the batteries (including its back seat!) and people who leased it mostly lived with it and loved it.
Ideally, the EV we choose evetually may either replace an '06 Mazda3 GT hatch or an '08 smart fortwo coupe -- this Ford's EV's trunk space is much more on par with the smart than the Mazda3; the LEAF probably something in-between. I have had experience with two Ford products in past years; a '74 Comet GT (my first new car, during the bad first years of emissions; just a terrible car!) and then much later a '93 Taurus SHO which was simply a great car; I've also seen and drove a recent Ford Fusion Hybrid and came away impressed so they've done well enough for serious consideration for me.
I also like the Ford approach to the charger being portable as we've already had an electrician install a 240V plug for our electric dryer (years ago when we bought our house, it only had a gas dryer hookup) and we upgraded our electric service panel at the same time so know what to expect.
I'll take a wait and see to both as neither is currently available for sale out here -- accoring to the 2011 Chicago Auto Show site Nissan should bring the LEAF (Nissan skipped the Detroit show) so perhaps the Focus EV will be there as well
2018 smart ED Brabus (leased)
Sapphire Blue Metallic
2017 Tesla Model 3 LR RWD; FSD; 19" sport wheels
2015 VW e-Golf LE (traded-in for Model 3)
2012 Nissan LEAF SL (traded-in at 5 yrs; 46K miles)
EVSE: 10/07/11 Schneider EVlink