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Ford’s Electric Focus lands at LA auto museum

January 27th, 2011

Ford has donated one of its two prototype Electric Ford Focuses to the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.

But unlike past electric car “retirements” in California, this one marks a beginning, not an end. The Focus Electric is expected to hit the consumer market late this year.

“This donation signifies Ford’s transition from a prototype version of Focus Electric to the real production vehicle,” said Matt VanDyke, Ford director of U.S. Marketing and Communications. “We still believe the Focus Electric prototype can continue to create awareness and excitement for electric vehicles like it did during the Green Car Challenge.”

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Leno will include ‘Green Car Challenge’ in new show

September 9th, 2009

From Green Right Now Reports

When Jay Leno launches his new prime-time show next week, he’ll include a “Green Car Challenge.”

“We have celebrities in green cars race and we see who the fastest green celebrity is,” Leno said in a statement. “And if some crash and burn, YES!”

Ford said its all-new battery electric Ford Focus will be the exclusive vehicle for “Green Car Challenge.” The battery electric vehicle, specially made for the show, foreshadows elements of the electric Focus that Ford will begin selling in North America in 2011.

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Jay Leno’s wind power

January 14th, 2009

By John DeFore
Green Right Now

Talk show host Jay Leno has a well-known love of cars, having collected everything from a 1907 steam-powered vehicle to unabashed gas guzzlers in his private 17,000 square-foot garage.

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