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Tesla’s naming of vehicles

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Fred Thompson, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. Fred Thompson

    Fred Thompson Member

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    In keeping with Elon’s intent that the name of his vehicles spell SEXY, why not name a vehicle “I”, place the “I” in front the and you get SI☰XY. The ☰ needs a little modification to match the letters.
     
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    Pretty fair suggestion. You should tweet this to him.
     
  3. Fred Thompson

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    I don't have a twitter account.
     
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    mmm.... no, that makes it 'see-exy'
     
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  5. Johan

    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    My good man; the "I" is the vertical column of the "E" with the [three stripes] (copyright Adidas Gmbh) being the horizontal lines.
     
  6. JeffK

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    I read the three lines as an E (or a three) just fine.
     
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    I thought this thread was going to be about Elon's tweet where he talks about dropping the current "Model ..." naming convention after the Model Y...
     
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  9. Red Sage

    Red Sage The Cybernetic Samurai

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    I do prefer cars that have names, generally. But then, I grew up in GM-land... I just like the sound of car names like Riviera, Monte Carlo, El Camino, El Dorado, Camaro, Corvette... I really hated it when Acura dumped the Legend, Vigor, and Integra nameplates in favor of alphabet soup.
     
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    It'll be really interesting to see if Tesla starts going down that road after the Model Y.
     
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    I tend to like numbered cars like Porsche uses. 359/911/901/944/959 etc.
     
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    Given Elon's penchant for movie and Sci-Fi references we could end up with models named:
    Bellerophon, Enterprise, Prometheus, Yamato, Galactica, Serenity, Nostromo, Discovery One, or many others.

    On the more obscure note there could be:
    wooden badger, krikkit, Ni, Eagle 5, Druidia, Heart of Gold

    Might be copywrite issues with some of those though ...
     
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  13. Garlan Garner

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    That's too confusing to me.

    I can never figure out which car is better than the other one.
     
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    After Model Y, there could be Models 2, 4 and U. :)
     
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  15. ecarfan

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    One approach would be for Elon to continue his pattern of naming vehicles after spacecraft in the Ian Banks Culture novel series :rolleyes:List of spacecraft in the Culture series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The SpaceX autonomous droneships Just Read the Instructions and Of Course I Still Love You names were taken from that series.

    Here are my tongue-firmly-in-cheek suggestions:

    The Tesla Semi: Cargo Cult

    The Tesla minibus: Well I Was In The Neighborhood

    The Tesla pickup truck; Size Isn't Everything

    The next Roadster: Furious Purpose
     
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  16. Garlan Garner

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    At some point they will run out of letters as some of them are taken - like the Model T. I'm sure Ford will never give that up.
     
  17. plankeye

    plankeye That Vegan EV Guy

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    I said this in another thread, but the reason the upscale car companies use cryptic, short alphanumeric combinations is so that you remember the car's BRAND and not the NAME. That's why Acura moved away from names. Tesla most likely wants the same result from their naming convention.
     
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  18. tsla007

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    garlan-it's just a different body style. IN our case it will be kw. So a 375d or d375 would be model 3 with 75kw battery pack
     
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    Absolutely true. I still don't like it. Because people you meet always just say, "I drive a Mercedes." Big deal. It could be a 190D or an S550 and they would never know the difference. There's a definitive difference between a Yaris and an Avalon, and the Toyota brand remains strong. Though no one has a clue between a ct200h and an ES350, beyond "It's a Lexus."
     
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  20. plankeye

    plankeye That Vegan EV Guy

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    Very true. So, in the mfg's eyes, it's a win-win.
     

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