Unfortunately Named Truck To Help Save Environment

I love the idea of electric vehicles, but did Electric Vehicles International really have to call it the “eviLightTruck”? Probably not a good idea to have, you know, Satan, in your product name. You’re electric, people already think you’re going to blow up their baby carriages, don’t go out looking for ways to make your job tougher. [evi-usa]


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  1. Mira Mi Huevo!!! says:

    Technology itself is… EEEEVVVILLLLLL!!!!

  2. jake7294 says:

    This just falls under that increasingly stupid trend of advertisers sneezing words together on their copy: JustLikeThis.

  3. perruptor says:

    What – they should have named it the Kneival?

  4. FightOnTrojans says:

    Dr. Evil would like to know if they come equipped with frickin’ laser beams.

  5. thesadtomato says:

    No worse than ARS E-Commerce at [www.arsecommerce.com]

  6. David Brodbeck says:

    Hey, it didn’t hurt the Sedan DeVille…

  7. Matt says:

    I’m a fan of the Two Men and a Truck moving company. Smooshed together, I always read their URL as tWomenAndATruck.com. The sequel to 2 girls 1 cup?

  8. veg-o-matic says:

    Awww.. poor electric truck.

    Maybe this was a shrewd marketing strategy, because right now I’m feeling a whole lot more affinity for an electric light truck than I ordinarily do.

  9. Underpants Gnome says:

    Still not as bad as when experts-exchange.com first registered their domain without the hyphen.

  10. HarcourtArmstrong says:

    Here comes the FunCooker!

  11. Subsound says:

    I love it, I want a truck with that name.

  12. R3PUBLIC0N says:

    Good thing the batteries appear to exposed; someone who wants to mod their car could make pretty good use of those.

  13. Travis Estell says:

    There’s lots of unfortunately named websites like that. expertsexchange.com (Experts Exchange), whorepresents (Who Represents?), penisland.net (Pen Island), speedofart.com (Speed Of Art), etc.

    More at:

  14. Keen314 says:

    I just read a thread similar to this. Take a look at the following:

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  16. MarvinMar says:

    I thought they were complaining about the EVI,
    If you said it with an english accent, it would sound like a Heavy Light Truck.
    That’s an ‘evi light truck there.

  17. SharkD says:

    It’s not an evil vehicle unless it’s built using parts from the most evil vehicles in history:

    The steering wheel from Hitler’s staff car… the left turn signal from Charles Manson’s VW… the windshield wipers from that car that played Knight Rider. (KITT wasn’t evil, but his windshield wipers were… It didn’t come up much in the show, though.)

  18. Aladdyn says:

    Kinda like the program in my town that calls themselves – Friends Of Performing Arts – guess no one knew what the acronym is slang for.

  19. veg-o-matic says:

    @veg-o-matic: zurr.. that wasn’t supposed to be a reply to anything, hence the lack of @ and the non-sequitir-iosity… mreh.

  20. Blueskylaw says:

    Chances are you’ve heard about how Chevrolet had problems marketing the Chevy Nova automobile in Latin America. Since no va means “it doesn’t go” in Spanish, the oft-repeated story goes, Latin American car buyers shunned the car, forcing Chevrolet to embarrassedly pull the car out of the market.

  21. AtomicPlayboy says:

    These are the trucks they’ll be using to collect the mobs which end up being Soylent Green. Hey! Soylent Green is … “Green”?