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January 17, 2008

Detroit Auto Show: China Takes EV Car Product Naming into Clouds, Sea and Song

EV autos, or electric vehicles, are being taken more seriously by global auto manufacturers.

Yesterday, I thought I had blogged about the strangest names at the Detroit Auto show. I was wrong.

A Chinese auto-designer has offered us three EV concept cars that look like they have been torn from the pages of a children’s book. Their names:


  • Tang Hua Book of Songs

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  • Piece of Cloud

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  • Detroit Fish

Automotoportal indicates these are “The oddest-looking, and most bizarrely named cars at the show.” I have to agree. Although I would like to ride around on a “Piece of Cloud.”

VehicleVoice is having a good chuckle, wondering why anyone would drive the high voltage, amphibious Detroit Fish, which comes with fins and a propeller. Maybe we'll see the Detroit Fish in Lake Michigan someday.

tanghualogo.gifThey also direct us to a mysterious logo located on the steering wheel of each car of a man who could be “Colonel Sanders’ long lost half-brother.”

All jokes aside, designer Li Guangming points out that “If China and India burned gas at the same rate as the US, they would consume four times the fuel reserves of the entire planet. The future must point to the EV field...”

OK, I’m sold.

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Posted by William Lozito at January 17, 2008 7:31 AM
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