The Los Angeles Times is reporting that there’s been talk in Jay Leno’s writers’ room about a potential ‘green-car challenge’ segment.
The article says that, ”One idea for a recurring comedy bit includes a ‘green-car challenge,’ in which celebrities would race electric or hybrid cars. Tom Cruise has already asked whether he could do some practice runs before competing, Leno said. (The host told him practice runs are forbidden.)”
Sounds like the segment’s not actually slated yet but might make the cut if they’re talking about it with press. A known autohound, Leno himself has a GM EcoJet in his fleet and it would be cool to see some test drives of other upcoming vehicles. I’m sure he could get his Motor Press Guild card-carrying hands on a few.