Tesla flagship performance sedan, the Model S P100D (now known as Model S Performance), has managed to convert well-known comedian Joe Rogan, a long-time gearheard, into electric transport.
"I feel I am living in the future," says Rogan.
Roughly known for his comedy, the UFC commentary and his hugely popular podcast, Rogan is also known in the automotive industry as a gearhead that has owned some iconic vehicles, including a 1965 Corvette and a Porsche 911 GT3. 19659002] When discussing electric cars and Tesla cars on his podcast lately, Rogan has been critical ̵
He has also been misinformed about the electric range and charging capacity when discussing Tesla vehicles with some regular guests who are Tesla owners, such as Brian Callen or Tom Papa.
Having said that, Rogan was also impressed by Tesla's next Roadster prototype after disclosure, and he has shown interest in electric vehicles as a technology enthusiast.
In his interview with Elon Musk last year, Tesla's CEO convinced him to give EV's a shot and buy a model S P100D.
Now, Rogan t Aken supplies a black Model S P100D, and he has raved it on podcast and social media.
He posted on Instagram yesterday:
"It feels like it is pausing through a wormhole using foreign technology," said Rogan about the vehicle's Ludicrous mode.
He already discussed his new Tesla on several podcast episodes:
This is awesome. I'm a big fan of Joe Rogan. I am an avid successor of MMA, and I always appreciate Joe's comments and insights into the sport.
I also follow his podcast and comedy.
Having followed his work over the years, it became clear that he is a hardcore transmission and I have heard that he made disparaging comments about EVs in the past.
It was frustrating for me because I knew it came from misinformation more than anything else, and as someone trying to market electric vehicles, it bothered me someone with such a good platform spread these EV myths.
But it apparently only took about a week in a model S P100D to convince him that "it's the future" – though I would argue that it is the present. 19659002] I think this is going to have a big impact on EV. I wrote when Joe first agreed to buy a model S:
"The CEO of a car company spending two hours with a single potential buyer is not the most effective way to sell a car. In this case, it is probably one of Elons best sales to date.
Joe Rogan is a very influential person with his massively popular podcast, and he has been known to promote products he loves all the time.
On top of the fact that he is a gearbox, and he shows willingness to try electric vehicles, makes it even more meaningful.
It may affect many of the gear fans to be more open to the idea of electric vehicles. " One week in, and he has already marketed model S in several social media posts and podcasts. This will probably continue to build up as we all know that "Tesla grin" basically never goes away.