Tesla and Ford to Battle Over 'Model E' Name?


Both carmakers have filed a trademark for the same name.

Back in October, we reported that Tesla‘s entry-level sedan will be called the Model E. Although it won’t be introduced for another 18 months, the name was trademarked this August. According to Ford Authority, on December 3 Ford trademarked the same name with the US Patent and Trademark Office. However, no-one is expecting the Blue Oval to return to its original formula of naming cars “Model [insert letter].”

The most likely explanation is that the name will adorn an upcoming electric-powered concept. But how can the carmakers share the same model name? That’s a question far too taxing for our CarBuzz-sized brains, so we will leave it out there for our well-educated readers to answer.

You Might Also Like
10 Coupes We Want Back From The Dead
10 Coupes We Want Back From The Dead
McGregor Vs. Khabib – Who Has The Better Cars?
McGregor Vs. Khabib – Who Has The Better Cars?
Watch The BMW M2 Competition Lap The Ring In 7:52

That was supercar territory not long ago.

Kim Jong-un Gets Classy With New Ride

So much for sanctions.

Drifting A 1,000-HP Corvette On Mountain Roads Takes Some Serious Skill

Thought drifting the entire Nurburgring was challenging? Try it in a 1,000-hp Corvette on a mountain road with no safety rails.

Hennessey Heritage Edition Ford Truck Makes More Power Than Anything You’ve Got

This crazy beast is even more powerful than the Ford GT.

Ford Imagines A Future With No Traffic Lights

Stopping at junctions could be a thing of the past in the future.

One-Off Ferrari 330GT Speciale Is A 50-Year-Old Dream Come True

This stunning coachbuilding project is a tribute to legendary Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti.

Students Create 600-HP Honda Civic Hybrid Rallycross Machine

Deep Orange 9 is our kind of school project.

Is The Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Way More Powerful Than Advertised?

Jaguar claims the super sedan has 592 horsepower under the hood.

This Is The Road-Going Porsche 935 Targa Of Our Dreams

Let’s hope someone converts the Porsche 935 for the road in real life, too.

What's Hot