WyVern
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Re: Our iMiEV Nicknames and What Has the iMiEV Been Called

Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:33 pm

If the girdle fits, feel free to lace it up and wear it ;)

AlfredWAB
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Re: Our iMiEV Nicknames and What Has the iMiEV Been Called

Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:21 pm

If I buy this car it will not be called the Miev.
I haven't even figured out how to pronounce it yet.

I've only had a few cars that got a name.
The old '59 Chevy we called the "Boat".
Had a cute little blue car we just called "Baby Blue".

I want the brown Miev and the "Bean" sounds good.
Or something to do with Coffee or something.
I think it was a major marketing oversite, not to give it a name :(

steph
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Re: Our iMiEV Nicknames and What Has the iMiEV Been Called

Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:11 pm

jray3 wrote:Not to mention the Trek-y chevron emblems on the car...


:lol: Good one !

Don
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Re: Our iMiEV Nicknames and What Has the iMiEV Been Called

Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:27 pm

My brother who lives directly across the street from us nicknamed ours 'The Bus' because the 4 of us go most everywhere in it together - "We'll meet at the 'Bus Stop' (our garage) at 5" :lol:

Don
2012 iMiEV SE Premium, White
2012 iMiEV SE, White
2014 Ford Transit Connect XLT SWB wagon, 14,000 miles
1994 Miata 60K miles - Soon to be sold
1979 Honda CBX six into six

JoeS
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Re: Our iMiEV Nicknames and What Has the iMiEV Been Called

Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:41 pm

Had a recent conversation with a lady who is very interested in the i-MiEV and was wondering about its suitability for carrying her large dogs in the back. I couldn't resist and had to mention the complete absence of exhaust fumes from the car that will no longer penetrate the cabin and poison her pooches. :mrgreen:

Speaking of dogs, my wife prefers the term "working breed" for our Mitsi, synonymous with an Australian Shepherd or Border Collie.

Lately I've been referring to the i-MiEV as our 'workhorse', with emphasis that it is NOT a 'status symbol'. In perverse sort of way, that second statement actually appeals to some of the, uh, counterculture generation around here.
EVs: 2 Wht/Blu SE Prem., '13 Tesla MS85, 3 156v CorbinSparrows (2 Li-ion), 24v EcoScoot(LiFePO4)
EV Conv: 156v '86 Ram PU, 144v '65 Saab 96
Hybrids: 48v1kW bike
ICE: '88 Isuzu Trooper. Mothballed: '67 Saab (orig.owner), '76 MBZ L206D RHD RV

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Re: Our iMiEV Nicknames and What Has the iMiEV Been Called

Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:57 am

Taken from another topic, I couldn't resist posting Vike's quote on this thread: :lol:
Vike wrote:... quirky, adorably hideous, frugally engineered, surprisingly frisky little gem of a transport pod. ...
EVs: 2 Wht/Blu SE Prem., '13 Tesla MS85, 3 156v CorbinSparrows (2 Li-ion), 24v EcoScoot(LiFePO4)
EV Conv: 156v '86 Ram PU, 144v '65 Saab 96
Hybrids: 48v1kW bike
ICE: '88 Isuzu Trooper. Mothballed: '67 Saab (orig.owner), '76 MBZ L206D RHD RV

Rocky49
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Re: Our iMiEV Nicknames and What Has the iMiEV Been Called

Sun Jun 08, 2014 12:33 pm

Our 2012 I-MIEV SE is called Mitzi named by our daughter who gets naming rights on all our family vehicles. My old Ford Escape Hybrid was titanium green and nickmamed Kermit because of the Ford Commercials. My slightly off red Chevy Aveo is called the Raspberry, her brother's white Pontiac Wave is surfer boy. Various white VW Eurovan Camping vans were known as Queen of depending upon where they were acquired from e.g. Queen of Austin, Queen Charlotte, Queen of Seattle, Queen of Portland.

Just returned from the Car of the Future Show in Edmonton, Alberta where we had 2 cars on displays a 2007 Plug in Prius, and Mitzi of course. 2 Tesla Roadsters, 3 Tesla S, 1 Volt, 1 Porsche Hybrid, 3 Leafs, 3 Converted Plug in Prius,, I hybrid caddy, 1 Electric Smart fortwo, a plug in hybrid focus, a couple of converted trucks one of which was a Japanese mini truck, the other a Ford transit. Plus a couple of biofuel jet engine powered dragsters, 4 electric motorbikes, and a half dozen home made electric conversions Porsche 914, 928, Scion, and some others. Everyone thought I-miev was cute but had a lousy name. Tokyo are you listening....

Rocky near Edmonton, Alberta
2012 I-MIEV SE Diamond White with Nav Pack, Chademo, & all the options
"Mitzi" the I-MIEV

DriveGreen
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Re: Our iMiEV Nicknames and What Has the iMiEV Been Called

Sun Jun 22, 2014 6:35 am

We have ours since the first of May. We started to call her(?) Mitzi but we have settled on Bubbles. :lol:
2012 iMiEV - picked up as new in May 2014
2008 Prius - traded for a brand spanking new red 2016 Prius for long trips

miJoule
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Re: Our iMiEV Nicknames and What Has the iMiEV Been Called

Sat Jun 13, 2015 11:51 pm

nt2w wrote:With the immediate difficulty trying to explain the model name ("i?" "i-Meev?" "Meev?" etc), I pretty quickly nicknamed our whatever-it's-called "Igor"- pronounced like Marty Feldman's hunchback character in "Young Frankenstein:" EYE-gor.

Rich


"Igor" found a new home in Cicero NY near Syracuse. "Igor" was also given a new name: "Joule".

Igor is probably a better name especially considering "HellBoy" is the name of other car a red and rusty 1998 Honda CRV.

kiev
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Re: Our iMiEV Nicknames and What Has the iMiEV Been Called

Sun Jun 14, 2015 4:45 am

i like 'Joule' , it is quite clever

MiEV = my EV
or
MiEV = meev rhymes with the beave ?
kiev = kenny's innovative electric vehicle

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