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Incorrect use of Tesla vehicle names

Discussion in 'Tesla Motors' started by moollar, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. moollar

    moollar Member

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    Is it just me or does anyone else get a little bit annoyed when people say "Tesla S" or "Tesla X" instead of "Tesla Model S" or "Tesla Model X"?

    Surely it can't be that hard? Nobody would call the Ford Model T the Ford T, would they?!

    Am I just being pedantic? Does anyone else think the same thing?
     
  2. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Personally, I'm only bothered by 'Telsa'.
     
  3. Owner

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    I haven't heard that much here. Sometimes I have heard are you going to get an "X" but the Tesla is dropped.
     
  4. NigelM

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    Yes, you are....But I agree with you.

    I'm also with Bonnie......it's amazing how many times people say "Telsa", it even gets written on this forum quite often.
    (A search for that word on TMC hits the maximum return of 500 posts so you know the number is higher than that)
     
  5. aronth5

    aronth5 Long Time Follower

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    I'm just happy they have heard about the company and the car and even know it exists.
     
  6. SteveW25561

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    #6 SteveW25561, Jul 24, 2013
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    Almost by definition, being members of this forum makes us all inside-baseball types, but because Tesla currently only ships one car, and this model is the one garnering all the press, I wouldn't be surprised if our Model S cars are routinely referred to as simply a Tesla. Much the same can be said that someone saw a Lamborghini driving down the street.

    These cars are rare enough that their name brand alone identifies them, at least for now.

    While we're discussing pedantic tendencies, I'm also bothered when people write "my computer is a MAC" as of an Apple computer should be an acronym.
     
  7. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    This, though the number seems to be increasing pretty rapidly. Yesterday a guy walking by said to me, "Beautiful Tesla". Nice to hear!
     
  8. AudubonB

    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    Not sure about this (other than yes, you certainly are being pedantic). Is there a call out to use "Model" in front of "318i" for a certain BMW, or in front of "450SL" for a certain Mercedes, or in front of "F-350" for my pickup truck?
    ​Is there anything different here?
     
  9. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Yes.

    If you look at BMW's site, the full name is "BMW 528i Sedan" and "BMW 528i xDrive Sedan". I'm looking at the "Build Your Own" page. Looking down the list most of the models end in "Sedan" or "Coupe" so it's really more an adjective than part of the product name.

    So, yes, there's a difference here.

    Regarding the original post... I'm fine with "Tesla S", "Tesla X", and "Tesla R". I'm not fine with "Fisker Solyndra Model S FUD Campaign EV" or various shortened variations.
     
  10. rolosrevenge

    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    I'm fine with "Tesla C" :tongue:
     
  11. Puyallup Bill

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    I'm OK with Tesla Model S, Tesla S, even MS - just so I know what car they are referring to. What I can't get in my head is P85. I refer to S85 in my signature line by which I mean Standard, but I don't know if P85 is performance or production. I guess performance.
     
  12. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Nice avatar. :)
     
  13. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Will the flip phone fit in the C's center console?! :tongue:

    I do think the "Model" prefix for the S sounds kind of redundant. I refer to it as "the S" in most contexts.

    I do hope that Tesla does away with the Model-this-Model-that scheme with the Gen 3.
     
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    Last year, while speaking to my credit union's representative in charge of auto loans, I mentioned my interest financing for a car from Tesla Motors. She replied that she heard of "Tessler", and she mentioned that name a few times.

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  16. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    You sure it wasn't just an accent?
     
  17. moollar

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    The difference is this:

    model_s_badge.PNG

    It's the actual name of the car (which is why I used the Model T example). I'm mostly referring to people posting stuff online outside this forum (usually comments in news stories on other sites, etc.). As others have said, I'm also pretty ecstatic when someone recognises Tesla and I look forward to when the phrase "Nice Tesla" is used in Australia. :smile:

    I'd be interested to see a Model C too. :wink:

    p.s. Bonnie, I enjoyed your remarks near the end of the Teslive video about female tech/car enthusiasts. :biggrin:
     

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    YES! I'm very upset when people don't call it out by it's proper name: "The Batmobile!"
     
  19. PhilBa

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    Well, the whole Model S name thing is a bit odd. As several pointed out, it is the official name and looks a bit weird in come contexts. Like on an insurance form I got, it says Model: Model S

    Most people just seem to call it a Tesla. Not unlike calling a car a Chevy or Ford and completely dropping the model.

    But, I much prefer the correct name "Car Porn" (which is what some gushing guy called it yesterday).
     
  20. FreeOfPge

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    Hmmm, you don't like just "s"? What do you think about "S bucket"?
     

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