New EV Dictionary - broder (verb)


broder (verb) - to purposely or with willful ignorance run down the battery pack of an electric vehicle to the point that it no longer moves the vehicle. Note: This is an extreme form of turtling an electric vehicle that is either a planned act or involves extreme negligence or outright idiocy to accomplish.


"Tony brodered his Leaf to get the data to make his range chart."

"I can't believe he brodered his Tesla by attempting to drive 60 miles when the car predicted 30 miles of remaining range."

"I reminded my wife to charge the Leaf last night, but she thought there was plenty of charge remaining. Today she ended up brodering the Leaf. Of course, I took responsibility by saying I should have purchased a Gid meter last month."

Should it be capitalized? I guess not as a verb? What about a "Mulligan" in golf? Is that capitalized?

I drove pass a gas station only to broder my car nine miles down the road and now we have to call AAA. It works for any type of car.

Could even mean much broad meaning like "I broder an act" meaning I purposely and willfully ignore the common sense and act on it, for example, I broder the warning of danger jumping into a tiger cage.

This is terrific.

And if we expand it to include any fuel type, we can get the Seinfeld reference:

"Kramer talked the salesman into Brodering the car on a test drive"

This thread is hilarious.

And only Leaf drivers say "turtle" as a verb.

Broder [brohd-er]

  1. to attempt (but fail) to flatten the battery of an electric vehicle: I tried to broder it, but it wouldn't brick.
  2. to deliberately omit certain facts to alter the interpretation of events: If we broder it a little, they'll think it failed.


  1. to make exaggerated claims to make something sound more interesting: [National Inquirer Editor:] "we need to add some more broder to this story.

> And only Leaf drivers say "turtle" as a verb.

True... unless the Leaf owner broders the vehicle.

Sometimes I wish brodering was illegal for journalists but other times i'm glad they broder for social media advertising :)

Good one

Hilarious stoaty! Well played. Finally something to laugh about out of all this.
Was wondering if brodering is related to a munson... LOL

Today I met a leaf owner at lunch. He was already brodened and he asked me why is the Tesla battery so susceptible to brodering.

I asked him politely, to check CNN's repeat test. Hope he is more broder minded next time.

I say, my iPad is going crazy correcting these brodersims! ('broader sims' haha)

Broderisms, typo there.

> Was wondering if brodering is related to a munson...

My guess is that being a Munson is a sufficient, but not necessary condition to broder your vehicle.

Your noun has a verb definition.


to make exaggerated claims to make something sound more interesting".

Try: "exaggerated claim made to make something more interesting".

@BrianH - yeah; I edited the post when I copied it from another one I did on another thread and tried to clean up the language. Only I didn't. :-S

Urban youth when confronted by law enforcement have recently been heard to say:

"Dude..... don't Broder me"

Someone needs to put this on the urban dictionary asap...

Lol - I had the same thought last night driving home :)

Broderous - adj. intentionally falsified, as in "that broderous article was a travesty of journalism."

And since I am new to Tesla and wishing I had thought to buy stock earlier, I wonder if he is actually doing us a "broder favor" - the act of publishing derogatory information on a publicly traded company so that stupid traders succumb to natural selection and smarter ones profit.

In a future phone conversation between Tesla and New York Times:

NYT Reporter: Hi, I am calling from the NYT and I understand that you have released the Model X to production. We would like to borrow one of them for a test drive.

Tesla: Why broder?


I did a Munson today. I brodered my EV.

Like @nickniketown seems hellbent to Broder every thread he posts on...

How about presenting an annual award for the person who drives an EV the longest on a single charge named of course for John Broder, The Broder Prize....

Maybe it could be a single stage of the annual tour de Broder...

@stoaty, I object to your example of the wife bordering the leaf, since broder is a male, there has been no evidence of the female existence (so far) ;)
@nelson T, very funny!

Once all the SC are in place across the country, they could name sections like they do on racetracks. The eastern DC leg could be the 'broder corridor'. One of the most feared and treacherous stretches of 200 miles ever to be covered by a car capable of 300...
Maybe if you complete that leg you can earn a broder prize? A little token of bravery from Tesla.

Broderhole (noun), a human like creature with uncanny abilities to deceive but limited tolerance for technology, innovation, or common sense.

Will no one rid me of this brodersome journalist?

This is thread is epic.

I sincerely hope Mr. Broder reads all of it, and fully appreciates the shame he has earned.

These are not mere rants from EV nerds. This is something much deeper. We are witnessing the moral indignation of folks who actually know their facts, and who best recognize his deception.

The urban dictionary idea is great, and Broder's infamy will rise in measure with the generality of the term. It should transcend the specifics of EVs.

To that end, I humbly offer up some refinements upon what Soaty, Nick, and others have so brilliantly created.

Broder [brohd-er]


1. To deliberately omit or misstate facts to reverse a conclusion.

2. To willfully provoke failure where it would not normally occur, in order to malign.


An exaggeration or misrepresentation crafted to sensationalize.

Congratulations Mr. Broder. You are famous.

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