Tesla’s latest software update allows you to name your Model S

Tesla Motors has pushed out its latest software update to Model S owners, according to excited chatter on the Tesla Motors Forum. Among the features in version 6.0: you now have the option to further personalize your Model S by giving your vehicle its own name. The name can be set on the “About Your Tesla” screen and will also appear in the Tesla Mobile App.

Full disclosure: I do not own a Model S. I drive a 14-year-old Honda Civic. If I had to give her a name, it would be Rhonda. But I don’t typically think of my car as having a name. It’s a car, not a boat.

Model S owners, though: they apparently really like to name their cars. Serenity. SpaceX. Stacker. The Wonder Car.

Elon Musk told the Colbert Report that he calls his “Old Faithful.”

I took an informal poll via Twitter, which is about as informal as you can get.

“We named ours Belle, as we picked it up in Bellevue, WA and she is blue,” said Wes Whalin, who recently moved from the Seattle area to Fremont, CA.

So, if you’ve got a Model S: tell me the story of your car’s name. I find this whole thing oddly fascinating. dhull@mercurynews.com.

A worker cleans a Tesla Model S sedan before a event to deliver the first set of cars to customers in Beijing, China, Tuesday, April 22, 2014.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)






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