Jay Leno's Electric Ford Focus Electric
Calling it best thing to come out of a
failed television show, Jay Leno was on hand
at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles as
Ford donated one of the two Focus Electric
prototypes used on "The Jay Leno Show"
during a celebrity driving segment called
Green Car Challenge.
The car was shown at the Petersen Museum
alongside the The all-new Focus Electric,
Ford's first-ever all-electric passenger
car, a zero-emissions, gasoline-free vehicle
that will be available in North America and
Europe. The official handing over of the
keys was meant to signify the transition
from a prototype version of Focus Electric
to the real production vehicle.
Used throughout the 2010 season of the Jay Leno Show at the 10 pm hour, the
Electric Orange battery electric prototype was outfitted with Recaro racing
seats, a full roll cage and a five-point racing harness for use on a
racetrack designed specifically for the show. Celebrities including Steve
Carrell, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Serena Williams, Sheryl Crow and Rush
Limbaugh each took a turn behind the wheel of the bright orange Ford Focus
prototype last year. Their times were recorded and Dr. Phil ended up having
the fastest time of all. Driving is like sex, quipped Leno, men always think
they are going to better at it, but then they get behind the wheel and it's
a different story.