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Tesla Model S to Appear on 'Late Show with David Letterman'

April 28, 2009

SAN CARLOS, CA --- The Tesla Motors Model S is scheduled to make an in-studio appearance on Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday, April 29.

According to Tesla, the all-electric family sedan, which can travel 300 miles on a single charge, will be the first fully drivable car to appear on the program. Conventional cars and hybrids, which produce CO2 emissions, are not allowed in drivable form on the Late Show set due to strict emission regulations.

"The prohibition of internal combustion engine cars is an ironic twist, seeing as Dave is a passionate car enthusiast who loves to wax about his favorite vehicles -- but hey, it's a great opportunity for the Model S," said Tesla CEO Elon Musk. "I'll be on the show along with the car, and I am looking forward to a lively conversation with Dave, a fellow sports car aficionado and Tesla fan."

The Model S, which carries its charger onboard, can be recharged from any 120V, 240V or 480V outlet, with the latter taking only 45 minutes.

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