Application For Tesla Model ☰ Trademark
Tesla submitted the application on March 18, for the intended Model ☰ logo. This character is the same one used in the "E" in Tesla's official company logo.
Tesla Model 3 Rendering (via Stumpf Studio)
It has been known for awhile (or at least assumed) that Tesla's Elon Musk planned to have the model lineup spell out the word "SEXY". Musk's sense of humor is well-known with his references to the movie Spaceballs, with the likes of "Ludicrous Mode" and "Maximum Plaid". Who could forget the Merry Model X Christmas light show?
It is speculated that the Model "Y" will be the next release. However, Ford claimed rights to the name, "Model E", and upset the cycle. Musk complained:
“Ford tried to kill sex.”
Fortunately for Tesla, making the logo for the upcoming Model 3 actually looks like an "E" (T☰SLA), could be a solution to the problem. The logo also has ties to China, as it closely resembles the Chinese character for the number 3. Musk has admitted that the vehicle is likely to be built in China at some point in the far0off future.