It is no secret that Jay Leno is a car enthusiasts his car collection has never seized to amaze the public and other car enthusiasts. The Tonight Show host is also fond of clean technology and Ford, knowing this fact and decided to offer Leno a special test drive of the Ford Escape Hybrid Plug-In.
“Jay seemed pumped up about the electric technology and how durable and reliable it is,” says Executive Technical Leader Mike Tamor, who was one of the four engineers to meet with Leno. “He said that the big challenge 100 years ago with the Baker Electric is the same challenge carmakers face today — getting enough energy into the batteries to make the cars practical.”
The Escape Hybrid Plug-In is a product of the joint efforts of Ford and Southern California Edison. The two companies are set not only to develop the green technology but as well as “new business models that view the electrification of vehicles as a part of a larger energy vision connecting transportation and the grid.”