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Resolved - Chevrolet "Bolt" name trademark issue

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  1. MartinAustin

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    #1 MartinAustin, May 31, 2015
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    (mod note: see this post for an update saying they will be able to use the Bolt name after all)

    Chevy Bolt trademark application suspended by USPTO

    Chevrolet's application for trademark for "Bolt" didn't work as there is a Yamaha motorbike with that name.

    I respectfully present some new alternatives for the car.

    Chevrolet Heat
    Chevrolet Charge
    Chevrolet Assault (you know... And Battery)
    Chevrolet Glitch
    Chevrolet Buzz
    Chevrolet Zap
    Chevrolet AC50 (50KWh battery)
    Chevrolet Short
    Chevrolet Circuit
    Chevrolet Wire
     
  2. purplewalt

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    Could there be a:

    Chevrolet Colt?
    Chevrolet ChEV?
    Chevrolet Thunder? (bolt)
    Chevrolet Ascent?
     
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    reVOLT.
     
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    Dema de dufi is called Government Motors for a reason!

    Uncle as usual picks up where these overpaid basic types drop the ball.

    Volt and Bolt, how bout Camaro and Bamaro?

    They killed my beloved SAAB brand and I take every opportunity to pay it back.
     
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    The Mitsubishi Colt already exists so that could be an issue.
     
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    My first car was a Mitsubishi Colt.

    Anyway, I don't think Mitsubishi would mind selling that name, for a bit of cash, or a factory in the South East Asia, or both.
     
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  11. RobStark

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    To remind all EV fans GM Killed the (Gen 0) Electric Car?
     
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    What is this a reference to?
     
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    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    They could go the Tesla route and call it the 3OLT


    But I don't know how to pronounce that....
     
  14. RobStark

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    Or Chevrolet can go with the German eszett

    eszett.jpg
     
  15. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

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    Chevrolet failed to get a trademark for "Bolt" - so it will be called somethi...

    It was a dumb name anyway. Why not just call it a Volt without a range extender?
     
  16. MartinAustin

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    Well, it could have become the new Volt, but they just released a newly-designed one. Perhaps it would become the third-generation Volt? I don't think they want to get rid of gasoline range-extension just yet.

    I like EV2. It pays some respect to the erstwhile first production car and would act as some atonement for getting rid of it. It would help them claim they have a longer history of doing BEVs.

    Or how about this:

    The Chevrolet BEVerly.

    Would be abbreviated to the Chevy Bevy, or just the Bevvy. (of course, alcohol drinkers in the UK would protest)
     
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    Well if it's anything like my last GM, what about

    GM Junk

    Over promised, under delivered, and without any substance or functionality... it's the GM way.
     
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    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    You might be on to something. Maybe they should "brand" their electric cars under the Volt banner kinda like Toyota has done with the Prius brand.
     
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    BMW already set the precedent with the i3.
     

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