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Published on August 5th, 2016 | by James Ayre


Following Tesla’s “S☰XY” Plan Outline … What Comes After The Model Y?

August 5th, 2016 by  

As many of you reading this are probably aware, Tesla’s original plan called for the release of a Model S, a Model E, a Model X, and a Model Y — a “SEXY” lineup, in other words. I suppose that company execs may have been a bit tipsy (or maybe just overworked and tired) during that brainstorming session, but it is certainly a catchy idea.

The company’s plans required some modification, though, as Ford was apparently unwilling to give up its “rights” to the Model E name — leaving Tesla to improvise and use the ☰ (3) symbol instead. S☰XY may well be an improvement, though — I prefer the look.

Going by Tesla’s recently revealed plans for a semi-truck, a pickup truck, etc., things clearly aren’t going to end with the upcoming Model Y CUV. So, what comes next? How can the company build on the S☰XY lineup name?

1Wes!” on the Tesla Motors Club forum recently mused on this philosophically important question, stating: “So after the model Y, there’s plans for a minibus and a freight truck. What’s more appropriate than S☰XY MF?”

“S☰XY MOFO” perhaps?

My vote is for S☰XY MOFO.

Apparently, though, I’m too late — commentator “Cobbler” slyly “revealed” that:

Musk already confirmed:
E (model 3)
Y (suv on 3 platform)

B (bus on X-platform)
I (interceptor, high speed heavy armored vehicle for police forces)
T (truck, Ford F-150 alternative)
C (convertible, based on roadster)
H (Hovercraft, An ode to his love for James Bond)

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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.

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