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Elon, Lutz on Letterman

Discussion in 'News' started by roblab, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. roblab

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    At the Meno Park unveiling, one of the Tesla staff told me they were going to maybe have the Model S on the Dave Letterman show near that date. I am guessing that maybe Elon or another Tesla spokesperson will be the guest, and if they can swing it, the car will be there to show off. What a great PR gig! Hope it comes off.
     
  2. AnOutsider

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    I hope so too.. at the same time, this is ALL just PR, and while it's great... let's get that loan so we can focus on making it a reality
     
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    That would be huge! Maybe they can score an appearance with Jay Leno before he goes away too. Not much better cheerleader for great cars than him.
     
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    Elon on Letterman 2009-04-29

    Elon is now listed as a guest in the TV listings for the 4/29 Letterman:

    TV Guide Listing
     
  5. efusco

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    I'll have to DVR that.
     
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    One begets the other.
     
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    Somebody Youtube it please :wink:
     
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    I hope they do a driving segment outside of the studio.
    Have David Letterman and Elon go do some funny stuff with the Model S.

    Maybe pull into a full service gas station in New Jersey and see what happens.
     
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    LOL do they have FULL service stations any more ?!?!?!?!?!?
     
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    All stations in NJ are full service. It's a state law.
     
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    Cool.... didn't know that ...
     
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    Didn't the guy from GM-Volt.com already do that "gag"?
     
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    Well that would have been hard since the Volt DOES have a gas tank. :biggrin:
     
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    Yes, he tried, but it was really pathetic. A good comedian with a hidden camera could have made it much more hilarious.
     
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    I didn't know either until I was in NJ to visit my cousin this summer. I went up to the pumps and was surprised to find no SELF-SERVE pump. Kinda strange handing someone my card so that they could swipe it at the pump.

    Do you even need to tip them? [I tipped them of course.]

    How many people out of work is that if all cars in NJ were BEVs?
     
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    I just had a light bulb moment. Hooters needs its own chain of full-service gas stations. Top off the tank, clean the windshield, etc.

    Ok, I'm done.:frown:
     
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    Let us non-Americans know how it goes, and up a youtube vid when you can :)
     
  20. efusco

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    Elon on Letterman..not good

    Letterman basically did all the talking, reamed the Volt, barely let Elon get a word in edgewise.

    He really showed his support of EV technology, but it came across as more of a rant than a positive "let's get things back on track" kind of thing. And it didn't help any that he has laryngitis.

    The Model S drive out was sort of lame an when Elon tried to say something Letterman did this ridiculus "pretend to get shocked" act cutting him off.

    They never said a word about being able to reserve a Model S or how to find out more or any sort of plug at all. I was quite disappointed really.
     

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