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Gasoline vs Electric

Discussion in 'Cars and Transportation' started by TEG, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    Gas boy looks like he's got disco fever...would it hurt ya to do up a few buttonz!:eek::rolleyes::biggrin:
     
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    What's interesting is that gasoline guy is a long time EV user and electric guy isn't. Check out the making of these PSAs at PlugInAmerica's YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/pluginamerica).
     
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    #7 vfx, Dec 7, 2010
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    This was interesting.

    When Plug In America produced the"Fabio" PSA ("Hype Machine") there was a part that called for "the most handsome man in the world" with George Clooney or Fabio written in as suggestions. When asked, no one was more suprised than me that Fabio agreed to play the simple walk on part. If you don't know Fabio is quite the Supercar owner. stars-in-their-cars-0.jpg

    Earl Cox went to pick him up in his Tesla to show him what a Roadster can do. By the time he got to set he was another convert.
    http://bobhellman.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Screen-shot-2010-12-06-at-3.36.33-PM.png

    [video] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTWKpwM3-mg [/video]




    So here's where it gets interseting. The Fox News site posted the Fabio PSA without any spin but the commenters had a field day with him and the spot, the car, company, electrics, etc.
    http://nation.foxnews.com/culture/2010/12/01/fabio-peddling-electric-cars-new-ad


    That got enough interest that Neil Cavuto to interview Fabio on the air about EVs.

    http://images.pluginamerica.org/120610_fabio_std.mp4



    Fabio (bless his heart) would not be swayed. He talked national security and America! Perfect for the audience he was talking to.

    Tesla has a new convert. No word if he's buying one. By the way, Earl is as tall or taller than the very tall Fabio.

    Other press:
    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/fabio-tells-neil-cavuto-he-doesn%E2%80%99t-want-obama-turning-america-into-europe/
    http://bobhellman.com/archives/34358
    http://www.foxnewsinsider.com/2010/12/06/video-fabio-on-lean-green-electric-machines/
     
  6. ChargeIt!

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    Go Tesla ! Go Earl ! :)
     
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    I love that the "electric" is quietly changing his shoes (tires) during the "gas" tune-up process.

    Subtle, but I cracked up.
     
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    #12 vfx, Apr 8, 2012
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    Follow up on Fabio. The most handsome man in the world. (it was either him or Clooney)

     

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