Tesla Motors’ Elon Musk was one of David Letterman‘s guests last week.
The Tesla Motors CEO came on to promote his company’s upcoming Model S. The four-door version of the all-electric vehicle is set to debut in 2011, and costs about half as much as $100,000 two-seat sibling.
Watching Letterman, one gets the sense that he is clearly fed up with the fact that electric motors have been in existence for about 100 years but are still referred to as “cutting-edge technology”. The 40-mile range of the Chevy Volt is “crap,” good enough to get the paper at the end of the driveway, Letterman joked.
This wasn’t the first time the ‘Late Show’ host had discussed electric cars on his show. Back in 2006, Tom Hanks spent much of his quality time with Dave discussing his electric car, which Letterman playfully dubbed “The Hankster”.
The best part of last week’s segment, though, was when Letterman pretended to be electrocuted when he took hold of the Model S steering wheel, shouting “Turn it off! Turn it off!”
See both clips below…
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