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Model 3 Acronyms list

Fernand

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Mar 22, 2019
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I probably won't be using that one!

Not ONR?

Then go ONRW, that's Optimum No Rinse with Wax :D
Never-garaged MR 2018 M3

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Sir Sceptalot

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Nov 11, 2019
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I'm not writing this comment to anger people, but can't we just use words instead?
Reading through posts with more abbreviations than words is incredibly frustrating for people just getting into the community.

The fact that we need this post as a sticky should be indication enough.
 
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TEG

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Aug 20, 2006
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I'm not writing this comment to anger people, but can't we just use words instead?
Reading through posts with more abbreviations than words is incredibly frustrating for people just getting into the community.
The fact that we need this post as a sticky should be indication enough.

I have heard numerous reports that Elon doesn't like excessive use of acronyms. Telling him something with a newly coined acronym that he doesn't know could possibly get you in trouble !
Anyways, I didn't make this acronym list to encourage more use of them. They were out there already and newbies were begging for help.

So, please do use the "long form" descriptions whenever possible and save this "cheat sheet list" for times when you are stuck listening to someone who likes acronyms.

CUL
 
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tshields

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Tesla specific acronyms of interest to Model 3 owners / buyers:

AP : Autopilot
AP1 : Autopilot Version 1 (on Model S using MobileEye cameras)
AP2 : Autopilot Version 2
AWD+: AWD model 3 with Acceleration Boost option
CPO : Certified Previously Owned
D : Dual Motor
DBM : Deep Blue Metallic (Dark blue paint)
DS : Delivery Specialist
EAP : Enhanced Autopilot
EAP : Early Access Program
FSD :Full Self Driving
HPC: High Powered Connector (older style of HPWC)
HPWC : High Powered Wall Connector
ISA : Inside Sales Advisor
LR : Long Range battery option
MR : Mid Range battery option
M3 : Model 3
MS : Model S
MX : Model X
MSM : Midnight Silver Metallic (Dark silver paint)
NoA: Navigate on Autopilot
P : Performance
P- : Stealth Performance models (P power without bigger wheels, etc.)
P-AWD : Performance AWD. Sometimes just P.
PUP : Premium Upgrade Package
PUP : Performance Upgrade Package
SA : Sales Advisor (is there one that's not inside?)
SAS : Smart Air Suspension
SC or SuC : Supercharger. Tesla DC fast charger.
SC : Service Center.
SoC : State of Charge
SR : Standard Range battery option
TACC : Traffic Aware Cruise Control (Adaptive cruise control)
TM3 : Tesla Model 3 (to distinguish from BMW)
UMC : Universal Mobile Connector (AC charging cable)
WC: Wall Connector (same as HPWC). Tesla's L2 EVSE with Tesla's proprietary connector.

General industry / automotive acronyms:

AEB : Automatic Emergency Braking
AWD : All Wheel Drive
RWD : Rear Wheel Drive
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.
ICE: Internal Combustion Engine (What regular non-electric cars use)
EV: Electric Vehicle (typically short for BEV these days)
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)
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). Slow charge rate.
L2: Level 2 EVSE, Around 32-50A @ 240V AC (dryer outlet). Medium charge rate.
L3: High-speed DC charger, 400V+ at very high current. Fast charge rate.
J1772: A type of EVSE connector. The (non-Tesla) AC charge connection standard in USA
DCFC: DC Fast Charger - A high-speed DC charger. See "L3".
CCS: A modification of the J1772 connector that allows for DCFC. ( Used in Chevy Bolt )
CHAdeMO: A type of EVSE connector that allows for DCFC. ( Used in Nissan LEAF )

Bonus:
FWD: Falcon-Wing-Doors (Tesla Model X), or Front-Wheel-Drive (some ICE cars.)
MCU: Media-Control-Unit - one of the computers in Tesla vehicles.
Missing FAC: (fart on command)
 

ElectricGoBoi

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Feb 13, 2021
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So something that’s my last 2 brain cells can’t comprehend....to our British friends across the pond...why do you still call a frunk a frunk when you call a truck a boot? It would make me unreasonably happy if you would call it a froot😂🤣
 

TEG

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Aug 20, 2006
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I think what you want is a "boot in your bonnet" as apposed to a "bee in your bonnet" or an "ICE in your bonnet".
 
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smcginnis

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Feb 24, 2020
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Tesla specific acronyms of interest to Model 3 owners / buyers:

AP : Autopilot
AP1 : Autopilot Version 1 (on Model S using MobileEye cameras)
AP2 : Autopilot Version 2
AWD+: AWD model 3 with Acceleration Boost option
CPO : Certified Previously Owned
D : Dual Motor
DBM : Deep Blue Metallic (Dark blue paint)
DS : Delivery Specialist
EAP : Enhanced Autopilot
EAP : Early Access Program
FSD :Full Self Driving
HPC: High Powered Connector (older style of HPWC)
HPWC : High Powered Wall Connector
ISA : Inside Sales Advisor
LR : Long Range battery option
MR : Mid Range battery option
M3 : Model 3
MS : Model S
MX : Model X
MSM : Midnight Silver Metallic (Dark silver paint)
NoA: Navigate on Autopilot
P : Performance
P- : Stealth Performance models (P power without bigger wheels, etc.)
P-AWD : Performance AWD. Sometimes just P.
PUP : Premium Upgrade Package
PUP : Performance Upgrade Package
SA : Sales Advisor (is there one that's not inside?)
SAS : Smart Air Suspension
SC or SuC : Supercharger. Tesla DC fast charger.
SC : Service Center.
SoC : State of Charge
SR : Standard Range battery option
TACC : Traffic Aware Cruise Control (Adaptive cruise control)
TM3 : Tesla Model 3 (to distinguish from BMW)
UMC : Universal Mobile Connector (AC charging cable)
WC: Wall Connector (same as HPWC). Tesla's L2 EVSE with Tesla's proprietary connector.

General industry / automotive acronyms:

AEB : Automatic Emergency Braking
AWD : All Wheel Drive
RWD : Rear Wheel Drive
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.
ICE: Internal Combustion Engine (What regular non-electric cars use)
EV: Electric Vehicle (typically short for BEV these days)
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)
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). Slow charge rate.
L2: Level 2 EVSE, Around 32-50A @ 240V AC (dryer outlet). Medium charge rate.
L3: High-speed DC charger, 400V+ at very high current. Fast charge rate.
J1772: A type of EVSE connector. The (non-Tesla) AC charge connection standard in USA
DCFC: DC Fast Charger - A high-speed DC charger. See "L3".
CCS: A modification of the J1772 connector that allows for DCFC. ( Used in Chevy Bolt )
CHAdeMO: A type of EVSE connector that allows for DCFC. ( Used in Nissan LEAF )

Bonus:
FWD: Falcon-Wing-Doors (Tesla Model X), or Front-Wheel-Drive (some ICE cars.)
MCU: Media-Control-Unit - one of the computers in Tesla vehicles.
You should add CT for Cybertruck.
 

Kevy Baby

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Aug 11, 2019
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Brea, CA
You can't be serious. Just call it a Cybertruck.
The whole point of the list are the common acronyms for the vehicles and associated items & services. Adding this in makes total sense. It isn't about renaming: simply a list of the known acronyms
 

TEG

Teslafanatic
Aug 20, 2006
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TLMThree Letter Mnemonic (memory aid)
 

Randy Spencer

Supercharger Hunter
Mar 31, 2016
3,725
3,895
Alameda, CA
I blame Ford that it couldn't be called the "E" as originally desired. They have a patent on the name (have had for years), but have never used it
I am kinda glad they did as far as acronyms go, It's bad enough that the Model Y is the MY, Model E would be ME? Sheesh. I just prepend the T for Tesla to shut up all the BMW heads, TM3, TMY
 

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