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

Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:58 am

I usually refer to it as the Jellybean.
But lately I have been says CaHr ( that is how you pronounce Car in Boston (baHston) ) Since I have not been able to say Car for the past 10+ years as I have owned Trucks.

The F350 Diesel is the PIG, but it is a She, so it's a Pretty Pig ;)

The Yukon XL is the Burpin -- as it is the GMC model of the Suburban.

None of my other vehicles have had names, nor my Motorcycles
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Re: Our iMiEV Nicknames and What Has the iMiEV Been Called

Sun Jun 14, 2015 7:49 am

kiev wrote:i like 'Joule' , it is quite clever

MiEV = my EV
or
MiEV = meev rhymes with the beave ?
I agree, Joule is very clever! :D

For those wondering, in the United States, i-MiEV rhymes with -

biev, cheve, chieve, cleave, cleve, eave, eve, gleave, greave, greeve, greve, grieve, heave, keeve, kieve, kleve, leve, lieve, meave, naeve, neave, neve, nieve, peeve, prieve, reave, reeve, scheve, sheave, shreeve, shreve, shrieve, sleave, sleeve, steeve, steve, stieve, theave, thieve, threave, vive, weave, we've, yves

Edit: By jove, I think I've got it - eye meave :D

In Eastern Europe, it's easier:

i = ee, as in meet
m = m, as in mary
ie = ye, like in yet
v = v, as in victory

We just call our identical i-MiEVs Mitsi (pink antenna) and Mitti (blue antenna)
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Re: Our iMiEV Nicknames and What Has the iMiEV Been Called

Sun Jun 14, 2015 3:26 pm

If you haven't tried it, do a Google image search for "electric jellybean car". Yeah.

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

Sun Jun 14, 2015 5:33 pm

wmcbrine wrote:If you haven't tried it, do a Google image search for "electric jellybean car". Yeah.
The blue 3 wheeler that comes up is the original Corbin Sparrow 'Jellybean' - Joe owns 3 of them, though I think all 3 of his are the later 'Pizza Butt' models ;-)

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

Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:50 am

I'm considering calling my i-MiEV "cloudgate" like the cloudgate artwork located here in Chicago's downtown Grant Park. I swear it looks just like the emblem without the "i" in it. What do you think?

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

Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:19 am

Wow, that "cloudgate" shape sure matches the i-MiEV logo!

Our latest addition to our i-MiEV fleet is Moto, joining Mitsi and Mitti.
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
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Re: Our iMiEV Nicknames and What Has the iMiEV Been Called

Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:47 am

JoeS wrote:Wow, that "cloudgate" shape sure matches the i-MiEV logo!

Our latest addition to our i-MiEV fleet is Moto, joining Mitsi and Mitti.

Ditto

Joe.. you need to list in your signature which car is which and who drives which one ;) just so I can keep track
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Re: Our iMiEV Nicknames and What Has the iMiEV Been Called

Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:26 am

davidricardo86 wrote:I'm considering calling my i-MiEV "cloudgate" like the cloudgate artwork located here in Chicago's downtown Grant Park. I swear it looks just like the emblem without the "i" in it. What do you think?


I agree, and if you can manage to park your car under the cloudgate and post a photo, I'll donate $20 to your charity of choice! ;)
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Re: Our iMiEV Nicknames and What Has the iMiEV Been Called

Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:42 am

JoeS wrote:Our latest addition to our i-MiEV fleet is Moto, joining Mitsi and Mitti.


Joe, I've been searching the forum as of late to see if I can find out more details about your 3rd I-miev. I knew you had recently got a second, But I'm curious to hear the why's and situations that led you to acquire a 3rd one.

In my circle of friends, they all think I'm crazy for having a Chevy Volt Plug-in and an all electric i-miev. Although the Volt looks fairly normal they particularly focus on the weird little electric since it looks so much different than anything they drive.

Imagine the scorn that I will endure when they learn that I've just made a deal to buy my second i-miev. A Volt and two i-miev's! I must be crazy! They may ask me to submit to counseling fearing that I've been struck with an Electric car addiction. I may have to go to EV'ers anonymous!

The paperwork's not complete and the car hasn't arrived yet! I'll post pictures and story later when it gets here.

Joe, I'm looking to you as a pioneer, a leader, a mentor! Tell me I'm not crazy?
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Re: Our iMiEV Nicknames and What Has the iMiEV Been Called

Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:57 am

iwatson wrote:...Joe, I'm looking to you as a pioneer, a leader, a mentor! Tell me I'm not crazy?
You're crazy :!: Sorry, couldn't resist. :lol: Long ago, my good friends categorized me as hopeless, so you're not in good company. :shock:

Congratulations on your upcoming purchase! I've come around to appreciating the Volt as a multi-purpose vehicle which nicely fits the needs of many families (and not just the single-car owner), and the i-MiEV is such a great complement to it.

My official version is that I purchased a spare battery, but that it came inside a pristine car. Here's the link with photo (I have since added the "100% Electric" decals both front and back and need to arrange them into another photo-op):

http://myimiev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2663

We have many house-guests cycling through us and I have them drive the i-MiEV to demonstrate the utility of EVs - recently some good friends bought a 2016 i-MiEV after they became enamored with it. Later this summer I intend to loan the i-MiEV for a few weeks at a time to various family members for the same reason. Besides, as further rationalization, the Gen1 Honda Insight that I bought as a 'spare' in 2006 is now doing service as our long-distance car after our first Insight was totalled when hit by a drunk driver a year ago.

Whoops, drifted off-topic again. Moto (black antenna) and Mitti (blue antenna) are 'he', whereas Mitsi (pink antenna) is a 'she' - Mitsi has always been my wife's car.
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