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(Inventorspot)   Upcoming Chinese electric car to be named Snowden. Problem?   (inventorspot.com) divider line 71
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2013-08-27 08:09:34 AM
I heard they named a mountain in Wales after him*, and a town in West Virginia.

*With typically British spelling
 
2013-08-27 08:23:01 AM
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-08-27 08:29:28 AM
Hmm, I wonder how much bigger of a deal this Snowden situation is in China, and everywhere else for the matter, than here in America.
 
2013-08-27 08:30:59 AM

DubtodaIll: Hmm, I wonder how much bigger of a deal this Snowden situation is in China, and everywhere else for the matter, than here in America.


It's big news there, because it allows the PRC to say "See!  The USA is an oppressive country!".
 
2013-08-27 08:33:02 AM
Pfft.  As if most people in America care.

Hell, it's not like they'll even remember this in a year or so.

Also: Chevy had a hard time pushing their mini-vans down in Mexico and it took one of their Mexican executives to tell them that 'Nova' was a really bad name to give to a car in Mexico.  "No-va"  = "No Go."
 
2013-08-27 08:34:33 AM
I wonder if it's built using leaked designs from GM?
 
2013-08-27 08:34:43 AM
I hear the batteries leak...
 
2013-08-27 08:35:38 AM
10 seconds. Damn you, Arkanaut!
 
2013-08-27 08:35:40 AM
Where are the Snowdens of this model year?
 
2013-08-27 08:36:44 AM

dittybopper: DubtodaIll: Hmm, I wonder how much bigger of a deal this Snowden situation is in China, and everywhere else for the matter, than here in America.

It's big news there, because it allows the PRC to say "See!  The USA is an oppressive country!".


I guess it just makes it that much juicier that they're able to be honest when saying it this time.
 
2013-08-27 08:36:49 AM
For the sake of their customers, I hope their tech is better than their marketing.
 
2013-08-27 08:37:16 AM

Infernalist: Pfft.  As if most people in America care.

Hell, it's not like they'll even remember this in a year or so.

Also: Chevy had a hard time pushing their mini-vans down in Mexico and it took one of their Mexican executives to tell them that 'Nova' was a really bad name to give to a car in Mexico.  "No-va"  = "No Go."


Nope. Urban legend.
 
2013-08-27 08:37:41 AM
Snowed in?
 
2013-08-27 08:43:11 AM
Seems a perfect fit.

What two things could be more anti American than electric cars and Mr. Leaky McLeaks?
 
2013-08-27 08:43:24 AM

DubtodaIll: dittybopper: DubtodaIll: Hmm, I wonder how much bigger of a deal this Snowden situation is in China, and everywhere else for the matter, than here in America.

It's big news there, because it allows the PRC to say "See!  The USA is an oppressive country!".

I guess it just makes it that much juicier that they're able to be honest when saying it this time.


Yeah, unfortunately.
 
2013-08-27 08:44:26 AM
If it's anything like their Internet censorship program, it will monitor your every move and won't let you go anywhere except to government approved sites.  And forget about going to anywhere involving porn or other dangerous subjects.
 
2013-08-27 08:55:14 AM

neversubmit: For the sake of their customers, I hope their tech is better than their marketing.



It's Chinese.  We're not exactly expecting German or Italian engineering here.

I generally keep a pretty dim view of Chinese endemic IP theft, but in this case I don't see much to worry about.  If the vehicle manufacturer has to rely on locally sourced product and locally sourced consumption, they will be out of business in a year, anyway.
 
2013-08-27 08:55:58 AM
trollface-mask.com
/approves
 
2013-08-27 08:56:37 AM
Maybe Chrysler should rename the "Town and Country" to the "Town and Nanking Massacre".  Of course, next they would name a car the "Pearl Harbor".  An arms race of tasteless car names might be kinda fun!
 
2013-08-27 08:58:55 AM

ZzeusS: If the vehicle manufacturer has to rely on locally sourced product and locally sourced consumption, they will be out of business in a year, anyway.


Uh... what? China is the place where our phones and everything else gets made... I think they have the know-how by now.
And even if China is the only place they'll sell it still a pretty big country.

/Just saying
 
2013-08-27 08:59:36 AM
Snowden does run well. But hard to handle
 
2013-08-27 09:00:12 AM

uber humper: Snowden does run well. But hard to handle


Also somewhat unreliable.
 
2013-08-27 09:02:40 AM
10/10
 
2013-08-27 09:02:55 AM
That's OK ...I'm building a new SUV called the Tiananmen Square. Built like a tank!
 
2013-08-27 09:02:58 AM
Feature: At any time it could engage the auto-pilot, drive to another country's airport, and give away your insurance information.
 
2013-08-27 09:03:21 AM
haha what are they twelve?
 
2013-08-27 09:03:44 AM

fonebone77: Maybe Chrysler should rename the "Town and Country" to the "Town and Nanking Massacre".  Of course, next they would name a car the "Pearl Harbor".  An arms race of tasteless car names might be kinda fun!


And tasteless commercials to go along with them as well.  "Unlike the actual event, the excellence of this Pearl Harbor is no surprise" or "The Pearl Harbor: Sunday mornings have never been better."  Making jokes about the Nanking massacre where every living person was killed by gruesome means is hard.  It would go too far, even for me.
German cars would be easier.  And the French cars...well...you'd be foolish not to surrender.
 
2013-08-27 09:04:05 AM

Public Savant: ZzeusS: If the vehicle manufacturer has to rely on locally sourced product and locally sourced consumption, they will be out of business in a year, anyway.

Uh... what? China is the place where our phones and everything else gets made... I think they have the know-how by now.
And even if China is the only place they'll sell it still a pretty big country.

/Just saying


And God knows they need electric cars.  Anymore smog and they'll lose a generation to lung cancer. I foresee the Chinese gov pushing these pretty hard.

/hope they recycle the sulfuric acid...
 
2013-08-27 09:06:07 AM
*climbs in*

Whooo... and I thought they seemed insecure... on the outside!

/what's the opposite of obscure?
 
2013-08-27 09:07:14 AM

ComaToast: That's OK ...I'm building a new SUV called the Tiananmen Square. Built like a tank!


Eventhough it is Japanese, I'm going to call those boxy Honda's Tiananmen squares.
 
2013-08-27 09:08:43 AM
I'd buy one and get a personalized plate that reads "MAXTRLNG".
 
2013-08-27 09:08:46 AM

ComaToast: That's OK ...I'm building a new SUV called the Tiananmen Square. Built like a tank!

"The Tianamen Square: Your freedom won't be repressed."

fonebone77: uber humper: Snowden does run well. But hard to handle
Also somewhat unreliable.

Does it on a temporary basis and will rebel if it doesn't like what you're doing.
 
2013-08-27 09:13:05 AM

fonebone77: uber humper: Snowden does run well. But hard to handle

Also somewhat unreliable.


The dealer is already trying to recall it.
 
2013-08-27 09:15:21 AM

Prevailing Wind: 10/10


Yup.  The ChiComs know how to troll.
 
2013-08-27 09:16:20 AM

Infernalist: Pfft.  As if most people in America care.

Hell, it's not like they'll even remember this in a year or so.

Also: Chevy had a hard time pushing their mini-vans down in Mexico and it took one of their Mexican executives to tell them that 'Nova' was a really bad name to give to a car in Mexico.  "No-va"  = "No Go."


You know how I can tell you don't read Snopes?
 
2013-08-27 09:16:41 AM

fonebone77: Maybe Chrysler should rename the "Town and Country" to the "Town and Nanking Massacre".  Of course, next they would name a car the "Pearl Harbor".  An arms race of tasteless car names might be kinda fun!


Of course, then Mitsubishi would have to introduce the A6M hybrid sedan.  It has a long range and good maneuverability, but little in the way of passenger protection.
 
2013-08-27 09:18:28 AM

WorkingInParadise: I hear the batteries leak...


Not the batteries but the tires, and those only one at a time and over a long period.
 
2013-08-27 09:19:55 AM
It beats naming personal appendages "Snowden."

//I may have shared too much.
 
2013-08-27 09:24:46 AM

BitwiseShift: It beats naming personal appendages "Snowden."

//I may have shared too much.


And what do you call NSA?
But then again, the NSA paid him to stay in and not the other way around.
 
2013-08-27 09:26:54 AM

BitwiseShift: It beats naming personal appendages "Snowden."

//I may have shared too much.


There are drugs for that sort of thing, you know.
 
2013-08-27 09:29:52 AM
i293.photobucket.com

/buy American!
 
2013-08-27 09:30:33 AM

uber humper: And God knows they need electric cars. Anymore smog and they'll lose a generation to lung cancer. I foresee the Chinese gov pushing these pretty hard.

/hope they recycle the sulfuric acid...


Lord knows they have enough lead for the batteries.
 
2013-08-27 09:30:38 AM

eyeq360: And what do you call NSA?


You don't have to call them.  They are already listening.
 
2013-08-27 09:34:29 AM

dittybopper: eyeq360: And what do you call NSA?

You don't have to call them.  They are already listening.


There was a punchline to my comment.  Like the sentence after that line.
 
2013-08-27 09:40:28 AM

Mr. Titanium: Infernalist: Pfft.  As if most people in America care.

Hell, it's not like they'll even remember this in a year or so.

Also: Chevy had a hard time pushing their mini-vans down in Mexico and it took one of their Mexican executives to tell them that 'Nova' was a really bad name to give to a car in Mexico.  "No-va"  = "No Go."

You know how I can tell you don't read Snopes?


You know how I know both of you are under 40?
Because even without Snopes I am confident the Nova was not a minivan in 1970 when they were making them and I was riding in the back seat of one.

But yes, Snopes is your friend.
 
2013-08-27 09:46:38 AM

eyeq360: German cars would be easier.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-27 09:53:09 AM

Infernalist: Pfft.  As if most people in America care.

Hell, it's not like they'll even remember this in a year or so.

Also: Chevy had a hard time pushing their mini-vans down in Mexico and it took one of their Mexican executives to tell them that 'Nova' was a really bad name to give to a car in Mexico.  "No-va"  = "No Go."


This is not true. It's on snopes.
 
2013-08-27 09:59:56 AM
Hopefully not using lead-acid batteries...I hear they have a problem with leaks.
 
2013-08-27 10:00:39 AM
Damn at least two of you up-thread!
 
2013-08-27 10:05:43 AM
I have a feeling that Yossarian will be haunted by that car.
 
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