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EV Terminology 101

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by TEG, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    • Accelerator (or Torque) pedal, not "gas pedal".
    • (electric) Motor, not (gas) engine.
    • Regenerative braking, not engine braking.
    • You recharge, not "fill up".
    • Charging connector, not a pump handle.
    • The Tesla Roadster is quick, not fast.
      (Low end torque gets you off the line quickly, but limited top end horsepower keeps the top speed modest)
    • You plug the Roadster into a "charging station", not a charger. (The charger is built into the car).
     
  2. AnOutsider

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    this is more a common corrections than terminology no? I was expecting like PHEV = Plugin Hybrid Electric Vehicle.
     
  3. TEG

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    Yes... corrections to common mistakes "ICE folks" make when entering the "brave new world."
     

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