Tesla Motors Inc CEO Accuses Ford Of Killing S-E-X [REPORT]

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Tesla Motors Inc CEO Accuses Ford Of Killing S-E-X [REPORT]
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Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk had a unique idea of naming the company’s electric vehicles. Musk said during the company’s annual shareholder meeting in Mountain View, California that he wanted to name the cars of the company to form the word S-E-X. But that plan is ruined, thanks to Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F). The current sedan in the market is Model S. The upcoming vehicle,an electric crossover, has been named Model X. All that Tesla needed to form that word was Model E.

Ford threatened to sue Tesla

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is working on a mass-market car that will have a relatively lower price tag of $35,000. The affordable car will have a range of 200 miles, and is expected to be announced in 2016. The mass market car was expected to be named Model E. But Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) threatened to sue Tesla if it used the name Model E. Musk said, “They are killing S-E-X.” Consequently, The San Francisco-based company withdrew the Model E trademark filing.

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In fact, Tesla Motor Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) had even trademarked the name “Model Y” so that its range of cars make the word S-E-X-Y. The visionary entrepreneur said things are quite dry in the trademark world, so nobody picked on these names. Anyway, Musk told shareholders Tuesday that the company has come up with another name to replace Model E that might “work pretty well.”

Elon Musk to remain Tesla CEO for at least another 4-5 years

Elon Musk told shareholders that he will remain the chief executive of Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) for at least another 4-5 years. That is, he will lead the company until the mass market car hit the roads, and then decide whether to stick around as CEO of Tesla or step down. Musk said he feels overworked. He also serves as the chairman of SolarCity Corp and chief executive of SpaceEx.

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) shares fell 0.56% to $203.79 at 12:24 PM EDT on Wednesday.

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  1. He could call it the Model 3. Which isn’t the same as a Mazda 3, but then he could be S3XY, which would be very 1337 and all internets and stuff.

  2. Well, I recall the car model “6000 SUX” from the movie Robocop. So maybe replace the model E with the model U. Their marketing folks may disagree.

  3. Ok, so maybe Tesla should drop the “Model” naming convention all together, obviously Ford will always have a cow about it, I suppose starting with the model “A” hmnnnn yeah,
    so….. maybe start thinking a little more futuristic something like “Unit” or “Series” oh crap BMW…. well food for thought…..

  4. The carnal side of life doesn’t get enough attention. Glad to see a company embrace SEX positive attitudes and not be prudes. What a beautiful society.

  5. Ask that of a Mustang or Jaguar owner. Selling cars to young men is ALL about sex. Well, selling anything to young men is mostly about sex.

  6. Saxy? But we can probably rule out a Model A if Ford is involved. Sixy? Soxy? Suxy? Probably not suxy… I’m out of ideas, gentlemen.

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