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Whitestar name ideas

Discussion in 'Model S' started by TEG, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    Guess the Name of Tesla’s New Electric Sedan « Earth2Tech

    KillAVolt
    Charger
    Buzz
    IPO Or Bust
    Streetster
    Sedanster
    EleKtra
    Voolt
    Jooiced
    Vooltster
    Elektron
    Edison
    PhaseBug
    Sunspot
    Laser
    Sedan
    Transporter
    Wardenclyffe
    Zap

    (apparently Tesla has already picked a name so these are just jokes)

    Hmm... MuskleKar ?
     
  2. BBHighway

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    They've probably already decided on calling it the "Elon". :biggrin:
     
  3. mt2

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    You missed “Five Man Acoustical Jam” and "Nerlina Pantytingle".
     
  4. TEG

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    Can someone clue me in as to what those are supposed to mean?
     
  5. Iz

    Iz EVs are here to stay

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    IMHO WhiteStar should be it's birth name :cool:

    Anyone have interesting vanity plate names?
     
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    #6 vfx, Feb 25, 2008
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    I like the name Earth 2

    A truly global name that says he car is not only the 2nd model form Tesla but is environmentally perfect.

    Downside might be that it does not sound "fast" but names like Tornado and Scirocco are old news.

    Tesla Roadster
    Tesla Earth 2
    Tesla Blue Star

     
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    Aside from Rebecca Gayheart, I don't have many fond memories of that show.

    I vote for the "Tesla Sedan." It fits well with "Roadster." It's simple, dignified, and stately. Leave naming profusion for later models.
     
  9. WarpedOne

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    The Roadster, The Sedan.

    Simple is strong!
     
  10. Cobos

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    I'll add my vote to Tesla Sedan as the name of the Whitestar, but I do see a possible problem in later years when Tesla want to indicate the 2015 Sedan is a very different model than the 2012 Sedan what do they do then? Sedan 2.0 ?

    Cobos
     
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    I do not think Porsche has a problem with Carreras having the same name for 60years now.


    Stiking to a single name a long time adds an aura of confidence to the car. Calling it simply Sedan would add some more if it. "This car is so great it doesn't need a fancy name". It is "The Sedan".

    Wanna sedan? Get Tesla!
     
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    I also agree, continue the trend. The Sedan is a nice clean simple name and gets use away from the alphanumeric soup most car makers like to use for names these days. Bring on The Tesla Sedan!
     
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    BOOooOOrrrriiiinnngg!


    It's like naming your cat, "Kat".
     
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    The Roadster doesn't actually say Roadster on it anywhere.

    Perhaps the Sedan should just be un-named?

    Actually many luxury car makers just use letter number combinations...

    Like a BMW 525i or Mecedes 500SL

    Perhaps Tesla should have the R220 for the 220mile range roadster.
    Some future "club racing" variant could be the R120-GT

    The sedan could be the "E180" for the 180 mile range electric version
    and "RE500" for the one with the ICE range extender.

    ...?...
     
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    I'm a Mercedes driver, and I like its naming convention, so I'd be up for this idea. The numbers on MBZs relate to engine size as expressed in centiliters, such that the SL500 has a 500 centiliter engine, and the C220 a 220 centiliter. Because engine size and power development have some connection, perhaps TM might focus on motor or battery capacity rather than range, as range is a number they can't pinpoint until fairly far into the development process, and varies widely with driving style.
     
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    Was thinking the same about using mileage as part of a naming convention. The offical EPA nuber comes in the last weeks before a car comes out (normally) so that would make it hard to apply to all the production bits that need actual car name.

    Battery capacity is good but that changes (drops) daily as it ages so that's problamatic as well.

    So what other controlable metric can be used in a car name?

    Version number
    Air flow CD
    Electronically limited top speed
    Weight
    Motor size
    Battery count
    Cup holders
     
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    Personally, I like real names, not those alphanumeric combos. (Although names like "Grand Marquis" and "Crown Victoria" don't do much for me).

    They might as well call it the "Illudium Pew-36 Explosive Space Modulator"

    Creature Stole The Space Modulator
     
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    • Chakra
    • Tardis
    • Cumulus
    • Miris
    • Zenit
    • Cexis
    • Candris

    What's in a name?
     
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    I think "Tesla Interociter" has a nice ring, don't you? :wink:
     
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    New for 2010, the Tesla Sedan with Quanto Gravitetic QG HyperDrive.





    (ready for a nerd-off)
     

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