Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Mission Motors Visits Jay Leno’s Garage

Most of the world knows Jay Leno as a stand-up comic and the host of the Tonight Show.  But to vehicle enthusiasts, he is better known as one of the ultimate car and motorcycle guys with a phenomenal collection. Even better? He is a big fan of alt-fuel vehicles. So it was an exciting opportunity when Jay was kind enough to invite our team down his “Big Dog Garage” earlier this month. We toured his vehicle collection, and talked at length about the past, present and future of transportation. Jay knows his stuff and he owns a number of EVs, from 1909 Baker Electric to a 2011 Chevy Volt. On camera (see the video here), we discussed Mission Motors’ advanced electric vehicle technology and gave him a ride on the Mission R in street trim. We’ll let Jay speak to the experience himself, but with a route consisting of L.A. traffic, wide open highway, and a few twisties here and there, the benefits of an optimized electric vehicle platform were on display. Here at Mission, we are passionate about the technological innovation, the performance potential and the environmental imperative of electric and hybrid vehicles. It was clear from our visit [...]

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