• Feb 7th 2011 at 2:04PM
  • Add
Jay Leno's Green Car Challenge Ford Focus EV – Click above for high-res image gallery

The Petersen Automotive Museum has received from car enthusiast Jay Leno and automaker Ford the 2009 Focus electric vehicle built specifically to be used in the Green Car Challenge segment of the now defunct Jay Leno Show.

A la 'Star in a Reasonably Priced Car' of Top Gear fame, celebrity guests were challenged to drive the Focus EV around a track, which features an Al Gore figure that pops out to test the driver's reflexes, to see who can claim the eco driver top spot. Included in the roster of celebrity drivers that participated in the challenge were then California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, singer Sheryl Crow, actress Drew Barrymore and tennis star Serena Williams.

Upon handing over the keys to the museum, Leno quipped, "The show was a failure, but at least the car was a success." Leno has long been an avid supporter of electric vehicles. A recent addition to his extensive car collection is a 2011 Chevy Volt. Perhaps soon we'll get wind of his acquisition of a Ford Focus Electric due out late this year.

I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.

    • 1 Second Ago
  • 2015 Toyota Highlander
    MSRP: $29,765 - $44,140
    2015 Honda Accord
    MSRP: $22,105 - $33,630
    2015 Toyota Corolla
    MSRP: $16,950 - $22,955
    2015 Mazda Mazda3
    MSRP: $16,945 - $25,545
    2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    MSRP: $29,995 - $64,895
    Share This Photo X