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Jay Leno's Electric Ford Focus To Hit Petersen Museum

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Back in 2009, a little program called The Jay Leno Show had a segment called “The Green Car Challenge,” where celebrity guests would drive an electric Ford Focus around a track, avoiding an Al Gore figure that would frequently pop up to test the driver’s reflexes.

Although a fun green initiative to show support for electric vehicles, the show itself didn’t spark— and the fate of the specially made Ford Focus was uncertain.

That is, until Ford Motor Co. donated it to The Petersen Automotive Museum.

The prototype used on Jay Leno‘s show was Ford Motor’s first zero-emission, gasoline free, 100% electric passenger vehicle, and considering its Hollywood roots, the car reflects the impact eco-innovations have on American culture and its influential individuals.

The Focus Electric will be the main feature of the museum’s Alternative Power display, sitting alongside other famous alternative-fuel vehicles like the steam-powered 1974 Dutcher, a wood-burning truck, and an electric car built in 1897.

The donation means that Ford is no longer just playing with the protoype, but beginning real time production of the electric vehicle, which is exciting for alternative-fuel supporters everywhere! And those who can’t stand high gas prices, of course.

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