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Glossary of Terms? Definitions?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by EVnut, Jul 24, 2018.

  1. EVnut

    EVnut Darell, the EVnut

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    Is there a post somewhere that I'm missing that defines all the abbreviations and terms we throw around with wild abandon? I've been following Tesla closer that your average lamp, and I still have to stop and work through so many of these acronyms and abbreviations. I can only imagine that somebody new to the forums would greatly benefit from having such a sticky post. The first thread I dropped into today had this:

    I was referring to the AP2+ HW/SW. Could indeed be AEB vs EAP.​

    And while I can decipher it, I definitely had to scratch my head for a bit. A new-to-Tesla person would be entirely lost.

    I searched for all the key terms (abbreviation, acronym, glossary, definition) and have come up empty. Have I missed it, or should we build it?
     
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  2. Runt8

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    Seems like a great idea, I’ve been on Tesla forums (both lurking and an active poster) for years and I still run into acronyms I don’t understand.
     
  3. EVnut

    EVnut Darell, the EVnut

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    Hmm. Not much enthusiasm. I guess I'll start jotting them down when I run across them, and see where it goes.
     
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    I've been on this forum quite awhile and the number of acronyms is pretty crazy. My brain also goes crazy when it seems an acronym that means something else (e.g. FWD). I try to remember to expand them when I can. I still don't know what ISA is for sure but I understand it conceptually in context.
     
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    #5 Runt8, Jul 26, 2018
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    Here's a start:

    AEB - Automatic Emergency Braking
    AP - Autopilot
    AP1 - Autopilot Version 1 (using MobileEye cameras)
    AP2 - Autopilot Version 2
    AWD - All Wheel Drive
    D - Dual Motor
    DS - Delivery Specialist
    EAP - Enhanced Autopilot
    FSD - Full Self Driving
    HPWC - High Powered Wall Connector
    ISA - Inside Sales Advisor
    LR - Long Range battery option
    M3 - Model 3
    MS - Model S
    MX - Model X
    P - Performance
    P-AWD - Performance AWD. Sometimes just P.
    PUP - Premium Upgrade Package
    RWD - Rear Wheel Drive
    SA - Sales Advisor (is there one that's not inside?)
    SAS - Smart Air Suspension
    SR - Standard Range battery option
    TM3 - Tesla Model 3 (to distinguish from BMW)
    UMC - Universal Mobile Connector

    These are just from memory, pretty sure I missed a bunch.

    Edit - Added in additional from @EVnut and some more
     
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  6. EVnut

    EVnut Darell, the EVnut

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    Wow, fabulous.
    So funny that I was just about to post my own initial list... but with only about half the definitions filled in. Here is your list with a few more off the top of my head that I've seen.


    AEB - Automatic Emergency Braking
    AP - Autopilot
    AP1 - Autopilot Version 1 (using MobileEye cameras)
    AP2 - Autopilot Version 2
    AWD - All Wheel Drive
    D - Dual Motor
    DS - Delivery Specialist
    EAP - Enhanced Autopilot
    FSD - Full Self Driving
    HPWC - High Powered Wall Connector
    ISA - Inside Sales Advisor
    M3 - Model 3
    MS - Model S
    MX - Model X
    P - Performance
    PUP - Premium Upgrade Package
    RWD - Rear Wheel Drive

    added:
    SA - Sales Advisor (is there one that's not inside?)
    TM3 - Tesla Model 3 (to distinguish from BMW)
    P-AWD - Performance AWD. Sometimes just P.
    UMC - Universal Mobile Connector (portable). (Is "universal" correct?)
    LR - Long Range battery option
    SR - Standard Range battery option
     
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  7. SageBrush

    SageBrush 2018: Drain the Sewer

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    Practice helps Darell, so what are you ordering ? ;-)
     
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  8. dendenyc

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    Every time I see M3 here I think about the BMW m3 that I've known for years. Its one of those acronyms that my feeble brain hasn't been able to adjust to yet.
     
  9. EVnut

    EVnut Darell, the EVnut

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    Yup. Becomes especially troublesome when the Model 3 is compared to the M3, ya know?
     
  10. EVnut

    EVnut Darell, the EVnut

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    Yeah. Well. There are only so many brain cells still staggering around up top at this point! I still get my wife's name wrong.... What I have already ordered is....


    let's see how I do:

    TM3 LR D-AWD, DBM, Aero, black PUP, EAP.

    No P, no FSD.

    It would be white... but after already spending $1000 for color, I couldn't go another $500 (when white became $1500 in lane June) just to have yet another white car. And blue means that for the first time since our 1987 Honda Accord, we'll own a car that isn't white or silver.

    Hold me. I'm a little scared.

    I guess I should be fancy like everybody else and put it in my sig.
     
  11. SageBrush

    SageBrush 2018: Drain the Sewer

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    Sheeeeeeeit. Stumped by a newbie

    What is DBM ?
     
  12. EVnut

    EVnut Darell, the EVnut

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    Sweet! I thought long and hard on that one....

    Deep Blue Metallic, of course!

    I enjoy that you call me a newbie.
     
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  13. SageBrush

    SageBrush 2018: Drain the Sewer

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    You are welcome; it was a joke. I have enjoyed reading your posts and website for well over 10, perhaps 15 years.
     
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    TEG TMC Moderator

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    BTW, I am MSM RWD 18" LR PUP M3
     
  16. EVnut

    EVnut Darell, the EVnut

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    Awww. Yer sweet. It's been a wild ride, hasn't it? Remember when the Prius was the pinnacle of high-tech, efficient personal transportation?

    Fun Fact: In 2004 Martin Eberhard contacted me to tell me about this crazy plan for his new company, and to seek my input. (Yeah, yawn... like the hundreds of other companies that were going to make super-great EVs). That was back when I was one of those rare, experienced production EV owner/drivers that people actually wanted to hear from. :) I'd recently had the EV1 taken away from me, and the 2002 Rav4EV was still shiny new. Today it's mostly "move over old man, you're just one of millions. And we're all smarter than you are!"

    I invested in Tesla when they went public. Wish I'd kept that $19/share money in there!
     
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  17. EVnut

    EVnut Darell, the EVnut

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    Teg, these are great links! I see that the same thing has been tried on this very forum... and failed. Great comments from Musk. And then there's this awesome list that I'll past here so I don't lose it! I'm gonna integrate this for modern times a bit, and then see if we can get it pinned. I do think it is important.

    In the meantime, is your PUP W or B? :)

    M3 or 3: What some people here call the Tesla Model 3 (also there is a BMW M3).
    MS or S: What some people here call the Tesla Model S.
    MX or X: What some people here call the Tesla Model X.
    MY or Y: What some people here call the upcoming Tesla Model Y.
    kWh: kilowatt-hours. How battery size is measured. Higher numbers can go farther on a charge.
    SR: Standard range version of the Model 3 that is rated at 220 miles of range on a full charge.
    LR: Long range version of the Model 3 that is rated at 310 miles of range on a full charge.
    PUP: Premium Upgrade Package for the Model 3. Includes glass roof, power seats and more.
    UHFS: Ultra High Fidelity Sound option on some Teslas. Equivalent is part of PUP on the 3.
    SAS: Smart Air Suspension (Future option on Model 3).
    AWD: All Wheel Drive (Future option on Model 3, Tesla does this with 2 electric motors).
    FWD: Falcon Wing Doors (On Model X, also Front Wheel Drive for non-Tesla cars).
    RWD: Rear Wheel Drive.
    S60: Model S 60 (60kWh battery)
    - Append 'D' for Dual motor (All wheel drive)
    - Prepend 'P' instead of 'S' for performance version
    - Examples: S40, S70, S75, P85, P85D, S90D, P100D
    RHD: Right Hand Drive. (Steering wheel on right for where they drive on wrong side of the road).
    LHD: Left Hand Drive. (Steering wheel on left for where they drive on correct side of the road).
    HUD: Heads Up Display. Information projected on windshield so you can see it while driving.
    EM: Elon Musk (CEO of Tesla)
    ICE: Internal Combustion Engine (What regular non-electric cars use)
    EV: Electric Vehicle (I guess this includes hybrids?)
    BEV: Battery Electric Vehicle (Electric motor drives wheels powered by a battery)
    HEV: Hybrid Electric Vehicle (Hybrid which CAN'T be plugged in to charge battery)
    PHEV: Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (Hybrid which CAN be plugged in to charge battery)
    GF: Gigafactory: Factory where Tesla makes stuff
    - GF1 (or just gigafactory or GF) is a Tesla EV battery factory in Nevada
    - GF2 is an upcoming solar panel factory in New York for Tesla's Solar City business
    - GF3 and beyond are future and will likely make both EV batteries and the cars themselves
    AP: Autopilot (Umbrella term for driving assist features such as Autosteer, Autopark and TACC)
    EAP: Enhanced Autopilot (Enhanced version that can do even more)
    TACC: Traffic Aware Cruise Control - Adaptive cruise control component of EAP.
    FSD: Full Self Driving (Level 5 autonomy. Car can drive itself door-to-door even without you in it)
    EVSE: Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment. The box on your wall or cable you plug your EV into.
    L1: Level 1 EVSE, Around 10-12A @ 120V AC (common wall outlet). ~4 miles / hour charge rate.
    L2: Level 2 EVSE, Around 32-50A @ 240V AC (dryer outlet). ~25 miles / hour charge rate.
    L3: High-speed DC charger, 400V+ at very high current. ~200+ miles / hour charge rate.
    DCFC: DC Fast Charger - A high-speed DC charger. See "L3".
    J1772: A type of EVSE connector. Fast becoming the (non-Tesla) standard in US.
    CCS: An modification of the J1772 connector that allows for DCFC.
    CHAdeMO: A type of EVSE connector that allows for DCFC. Mostly used by Nissan Leaf in US.
    WC: Wall Connector (previously HPWC). Tesla's L2 EVSE with Tesla's proprietary connector.
    UMC: Universal Mobile Connector. Tesla's L1 / L2 EVSE cable with Tesla's own connector.
    SC: Supercharger. Tesla DC fast charger location (also Service Center).
     
  18. TEG

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    Well so far all the LR/RWD have been B-PUP, so you should already know that.
    W-PUP was only on P-AWD until recently, but now they are offering to other configs, but nobody has them yet.
    And all M3s to date have been LR+PUP.
    The mythical $35K SR non-PUP has yet to be offered for order.

    By the way, the conundrum of acronyms has been "TMC"...
    Tesla Motors Club?
    Tesla Motors Corporation?
    Toyota Motor Corporation?
     
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    MSM = Midnight Silver Metallic
    Aero = 18" wheels with Aero covers
     

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