By on December 11, 2007

tesla-into-the-now-cd.jpg If you have a brain, pulse, and/or soul, you probably missed "VH1's Fabulous Life Presents: Insane Celebrity Superspenders," which aired last night (12/10). "Celebrities are really loving the Tesla roadster," one of their hip-hack commentators said. A craptacular VH1 original show setting sail onto the sea of exaggerations? No surprise there. But it's a testament to Tesla's marketing that they effectively convinced the world that they've already launched an all-electric sports car. In fact all they've done so far is give a few celebs a ride around the block (as passengers, of course), take deposits, start construction of a showroom in LA, and put out reams of press releases. Nice job, Tesla. Bad job, VH1.

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11 Comments on “Tesla Birth Watch 9: Hip-Hop Hype Harbinger of Hidden Hopes...”


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    Virtual Insanity

    The fact that rap “musicians” (and I’m being far more than gracious for that statement) like the Telsa just make me hate it.

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    Chaser

    Man, I remember when our local cable company first started carrying VH1. I was a teenager and I still loved that “old” music. Then it went the way of MTV–no more videos, just lots of bullshit. Now it’s just another channel I skip over on the 1 or 2 days per month when I actually watch TV.

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    Virtual Insanity

    They play music vidoes on MTV? Since when?

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    Redbarchetta

    “Into the Now” was a great album, er CD. I don’t get why you have a hair band image while talking about hip hop stars.

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    lewissalem

    I find VH-1’s “A shot at love” with Tia Tequila a visual masterpiece. VH-1 will go down as one of the greatest television networks of our generation.

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    Roadster

    So… this article is about Tesla or VH1?

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    Ralph SS

    “Into the Now” My take is that that’s from an episode of Star Trek where in response to Scotty inquiring about Capt. Kirks whereabouts he said “out of the nowhere, into the now”

    No, I never watched that show.

  • avatar
    blautens

    I think it’s very appropriate to mention a car you can’t buy on a music channel that doesn’t really play music videos.

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    I’ve read that they’ve been allowing real people behind the wheel of this almost real car (a validation prototype). Flea (of Chili Pepper fame) was one of them. I agree that the hype is premature, especially since not one has been delivered. And the continued delays are certainly worrisome, as is the ousting of Eberhard, but I hope they succeed. If nothing else, working in Scottsdale may allow me to see one driving around.

    And my impression of ‘A Shot at Love’ puts it right at the same level as ‘Flavor of Love.’ Which means slightly less painful or dangerous than getting actually shot.

  • avatar
    t-truck

    Where is the birth watch for http://www.phoenixmotorcars.com

    While not as sexy as the Tesla roadster, this seems to be very practical vehicle that could replace the some of the ever thirsty pickups and SUV’s. Seats five, 95mph max speed, 100+miles range and a the option for a 10 min charger. Supposedly limited released for as a fleet vehicle is planned next year, with consumer vehicle to follow.

    As far as I can tell it is based on a body of an existing Korean truck/SUV http://www.ssangyong.co.nz/actyonsports.html

  • avatar
    Andy D

    Is this the Tucker all over again?

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