Electric cars had the spotlight on The David Letterman show last night — with the CEO of Telsa Motors Elon Musk in the hot seat and his new Tesla Model S on display.
Letterman was in rare form, going on a bit of tirade against hydrogen fuel cell technology — but reserving even more angst for the electric Chevy VOLT. “The VOLT has a range of 40 miles,” Letterman said. “That will get you down the driveway and back. I mean, it’s insane. 40 miles is the range of the VOLT. That’s ridiculous.” Actually Dave, not all of us have 20-mile driveways — and 40 miles would suffice for the commute of a majority of Americans. Not to mention he forgot about the range-extender that turns on after 40 miles to give you a couple hundred miles extra. Poor criticism.
Anyways, after the interview, Dave had the new Tesla Model S cruise out on stage — and then, well, went a little batshit crazy. It’s embarrassing, to say the least. Fast-forward to 9:43 to see.