Drew Barrymore will be first to race battery electric Focus on Jay Leno’s new show

Drew Barrymore

Last week Ford announced that it will be providing Jay Leno with a battery electric version of the Ford Focus sedan for his new self-named show. Celebrities visiting Jay Leno on the show will drive the Focus BEV as they compete in the “Green Car Challenge” segment of the show and will compete for best track times.

USAToday is reporting that the first celebrity behind the wheel of the battery electric Focus will be Drew Barrymore.

The electric Focus has the ability travel 100 miles on a single charge of its lithium-ion batteries. It will take 6 hours to recharge the electric Focus at 220 volts. A production version of the car will hit showrooms sometime in 2012.

Ford Focus BEV Concept:

– By: Stephen Calogera

Source: USAToday