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Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by Takumi, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. Takumi

    Takumi Member

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    #1 Takumi, Aug 18, 2007
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2012
    Can we have one where everyone can edit it similar to a wiki? I just noticed that after a while, users are throwing acronyms quite often in a heated discussion. New users/members or those who haven't followed a thread closely can lose track of what those letters mean. Okay, I'll admit it I lost track of what some of these letters mean, but I'm sure I'm not the only one in this boat.

    A
    ABS - Anti-lock Braking System ,but ABS is actually an abbreviation for Anti Blockier System a Wabco Gmbh patent
    AC - Alternating Current
    AER - All Electric Range
    AFAIK - As Far As I Know

    B
    BEV - Battery Electric Vehicle (i.e. Tesla Roadster)

    C
    CARB - California Air Resource Board (site)
    CAFE - Corporate Average Fuel Economy (site)
    CEMF - Counter-Electromotive Force (a.k.a. Back-EMF)
    CVT - Continuously Variable Transmission

    D
    DC - Direct Current
    DMV - Department of Motor Vehicles

    E
    EE - Electrical Engineer
    EMF - Electromotive Force (voltage)
    EP - Engineering Prototype [Tesla Motors] (more info Tesla Motors - touch)
    EPA - Environmental Protection Agency (site)
    ESS - Energy Storage System [Tesla Motors] (more info here)

    F
    FMVSS - Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
    ft-lbs - "Foot Pounds" - measure of torque
    FUD - Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt

    G
    genset - generator set

    H
    HEV - Hybrid gas/Electric Vehicle (i.e. 1st & 2nd generation Toyota Prius)
    HFCV - Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle
    HP - Horsepower
    HPC - High Power Connector
    HQ - Headquarters

    I
    ICE - Internal Combustion Engine
    IGBT - Insulated (or sometimes called Isolated) Gate Bipolar Transistor
    IIRC - If I Recall Correctly (Urban Dictionary)
    IMHO - In My Honest Opinion (Urban Dictionary)

    J

    K

    L
    Li-Ion - Lithium Ion (battery material)

    M
    MPG - Miles Per Gallon
    MTBF - Mean Time Between Failure (Urban Dictionary)

    N
    NEMA - National Electrical Manufacturer's Association (site)
    NHTSA - National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (site)
    NiMH - Nickel-metal Hydride (battery material)

    O

    P
    PEM - Power Electronics Module [Tesla Motors](more info here)
    PEU - Power Electronics Unit [AC Propulsion]
    PHEV - Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (i.e. Chevy Volt Concept)
    PiP - Plug-in Prius

    Q

    R
    REEV - Range Extended-Electric Vehicle (see discussion here)
    RPM - Revolutions Per Minute

    S

    T
    TEG - Tesla Energy Group (also see this post)
    TLA - Three Letter Acronym (Urban Dictionary)

    U

    V
    VSP - Vehicle Sound for Pedestrians [1]
    VP - Validation Prototype [Tesla Motors] (more info Tesla Motors - touch)

    W

    X

    Y

    Z
     
  2. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    Some more:

    TLA - Three Letter Acronym


    MPG - Miles Per Gallon
    DMV - Department of Motor Vehicles
    EPA - Environmental Protection Agency
    CARB - California Air Resource Board
    MTBF - Mean Time Between Failure
    FMVSS - Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards

    ft-lbs - "Foot Pounds" - measure of torque

     
  3. Menifeer

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    I was planning to suggest this feature, but decided to check here to see if anyone had already proposed it.

    I suggest it be made readily available while reading a page.
     
  4. Takumi

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    This is very old and needs updating. There's a wiki that's more encompassing, but I don't think the site admins have it up and running yet.

    Edit:
    No, I was wrong, just looked in the wrong section.
    Here it is:
    EV Acronyms
     

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