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Silicon Valley’s electric car maker Tesla tells us they have already decided on a new name for their next-generation electric sedan, currently code-named White Star. Alas, they aren’t telling us what it is, though White Star is indeed a project name and will get the boot […]

Silicon Valley’s electric car maker Tesla tells us they have already decided on a new name for their next-generation electric sedan, currently code-named White Star. Alas, they aren’t telling us what it is, though White Star is indeed a project name and will get the boot soon enough.

But we thought it might be fun for our readers to try and suggest ideas for a name for the next-gen sedan. Maybe you’ve got a great (or hilarious) suggestion, or even have an inkling of the real choice (note to insiders, fame and glory await your hints). Remember this is a company that named their first car the Roadster — like the fun of a social network, with the obviousness of the pet rock!

So, any ideas?

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  1. KillAVolt?

    Seriously, my brother is the VP of Marketing for Tesla and I haven’t the slightest idea. That’s about as insider as it gets!

  2. It’s called the “Five Man Acoustical Jam” and is pre-loaded with every song the 80s Hair Metal band ever performed.

  3. the Charger is due for a comeback, although the Dart, Pacer or Pinto would be nice too.

  4. “The Buzz” and it comes fully loaded with 43 cup holders and coffee-stain resistant upholstery.

  5. The “IPO Or Bust”

  6. Katie Fehrenbacher Wednesday, February 20, 2008

    keeping with the social network/obvious theme: the Streetster or the Sedanster

  7. I bet they do something Web 2.0ish, with extra vowels and unneeded capitalization. EleKtra. Voolt. Jooiced. Vooltster.

  8. Tesla Nikola perhaps. But most likely to be something like Elektron. Unless it’s some piece of committee-decided phonetic marketese junk-like name as bestowed recently on big public companies – instantly forgettable. Which would be a shame.

  9. If it were my car company, I would name it the “Booyah”.

    Booyah.

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