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Newbie here. I searched this forum for the title of this thread. No results. There are a lot of them. It would be nice to have a list to reference some where.

Ex: just today I figured out what 'OP' was; somewhat embarrassing. :|

Another one fm Puerto Rico - CUV BEV in ref to a charger feature or . . . :confused: Still can't figure out BEV; maybe Bolt EV ??

Trying to learn new tricks here.
 

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Hi--yeah, the learning curve is crazy, isn't it?

"Battery Electric Vehicle." As opposed to, I don't know, "Nuclear Electric Vehicle?"

I hope you enjoy your Bolt ("Bolt EV" drives me nuts) as much as I enjoy mine!
 

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Other acronyms - annotated (others keep adding, please)


CUV - Compact Utility Vehicle (the vehicle classification for the Bolt, like a smaller SUV rather than sedan)
CCS - Combined Charging System - a DC (direct current) fast charging system installed on many Bolts, sometimes called Level 3 charging.
J1772 - the SAE (society of automotive engineers) standard plug for North America (but not used by all (prominently Tesla)
TM3 - Tesla Model 3 - a frequent comparison car on this forum.
 

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Hi--yeah, the learning curve is crazy, isn't it?

"Battery Electric Vehicle." As opposed to, I don't know, "Nuclear Electric Vehicle?"

I hope you enjoy your Bolt ("Bolt EV" drives me nuts) as much as I enjoy mine!
BEV = Battery Electric Vehicle (Chevy Bolt)
PHEV = Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (Chevy Volt)
FCEV = Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (Chevy Equinox FCEV)

ICE = Internal Combustion Engine
 

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Here are a few...


  • AFAIC — As Far As I'm Concerned
  • AFAIK — As Far As I Know
  • AFK — Away From Keyboard
  • AMA — Ask Me Anything
  • BEV — Battery Electric Vehicle
  • BRB — Be Right Back
  • BTDT — Been There, Done That
  • BTW — By The Way
  • BUAG — Butt-Ugly ASCII Graphic
  • C/C — Comments and criticism
  • CCS — Combined Charging System (the DCFC charging standard used by the Bolt and most other US EVs)
  • CRM — Customer Relations Management
  • COPS — Chronic Old Person's Disease
  • CUV — Crossover Utility Vehicle (combining features of an SUV and a passenger car)
  • DAE — Does Anyone Else
  • DCFC — Direct Current Fast Charger
  • DM — Direct Message
  • DVMT — Daily Vehicle Miles Traveled
  • DVT — Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • ELI5 — Explain Like I'm Five
  • EOM — End of message
  • EVSE — Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (the thing you plug your car into to charge it, [technically incorrectly] called a “charger”)
  • EV— Electric Vehicle (see also PHEV, PEV, FCEV)
  • FAQ — Frequently Asked Question(s) (sometimes an individual question “is this a FAQ?”, more often a list of questions with answers “See our FAQ”)
  • FCEV — Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (typically runs on hydrogen, but natural gas fuel cells exist too)
  • FML — Fück My Life
  • FTFY — Fixed That For You (typically often accompanied by a correction)
  • FTW — For The Win
  • FWIW — For What It's Worth
  • FYI — For Your Information
  • GOM — Guess-O-Meter (bases its predictions on fuel economy from recent driving)
  • GTFO — Get the Fück Out
  • HIFW — How I Feel When
  • HTH — Hope this helps
  • IANAL — I Am Not a Lawyer
  • ICE — Internal Combustion Engine (i.e., gasoline engine, diesel engine)
  • ICYMI — In Case You Missed It
  • IDGAF — I Don't Give a Fück
  • IIRC — If I Recall Correctly
  • IMHO — In My “Humble” Opinion
  • IMNSHO — In My Not So Humble Opinion
  • IMO — In My Opinion
  • IOW — In Other Words
  • IRL — In Real Life
  • JSYK — Just So You Know
  • kJ — Kilojoules (measures energy, 1000 Joules)
  • kW — Kilowatt (measures power, 1000 Joules per second)
  • kWh — Kilowatt-hour (measures energy, 3,600,000 Joules)
  • L1 — Level 1 EVSE
  • L2 — Level 2 EVSE
  • L3 — DCFC
  • LMAO — Laughing My Ass Off
  • LMGTFY — Let me Google That For You
  • LOL — Laughing Out Loud (ironic/moronic, usually written instead of actually laughing)
  • MFW — My Face When
  • MIRL — Me In Real Life
  • MJ — Megajoules (1000,000 Joules, measures energy)
  • MOTAS — Member Of The Appropriate Sex
  • MOTOS — Member Of The Opposite Sex
  • MOTSS — Member Of The Same Sex
  • MPG — Miles Per Gallon
  • MPGe — Miles Per Gallon Equivalent (assumes 1 gallon of gasoline has 33.7 kWh of energy)
  • MSA — Metropolitan Statistical Area
  • MUD — Multiunit Dwelling
  • MW — Megawatt (measures power)
  • MWh — Megawatt-hour (measures energy)
  • NSFL — Not Safe For Life (worse than NSFW, “cannot unsee”)
  • NSFW — Not Safe For Work (post content that should not be viewed in work context or with children present)
  • OCPI — Open Charge Point Interface
  • OCPP — Open Charge Point Protocol
  • OEM — Original Equipment Manufacturer
  • OICP — Open InterCharge Protocol
  • OMG — Oh My God
  • OOH — Out Of Home
  • OP — Original Poster
  • OTOH — On The Other Hand
  • PAW — Parents Are Watching
  • PEV — Plug-in Electric Vehicle (BEV or PHEV)
  • PHEV — Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle
  • PZEV — Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (a kind of low-emission vehicle)
  • QFT — Quoted For Truth
  • QQ — Cry More, Noob (representation of eyes crying)
  • RFI — Request For Information
  • RFP — Request For Proposal
  • RL — Real Life (as opposed to the Internet)
  • ROFL — Rolling On the Floor Laughing
  • ROFLMAO — Rolling On the Floor Laughing My Ass Off
  • RTFM — Read The “Frickin” Manual
  • SMH — Shaking My Head
  • SO — Significant Other (used to refer to someone's romantic partner)
  • SUV — Sport Utility Vehicle
  • TBH — To be Honest
  • TBT — ThrowBack Thursday
  • TIL — Today I Learned
  • TL;DR — Too Long; Didn’t Read (sometimes used to preface an executive summary)
  • TLA — Three Letter Acronym
  • TMB — Too Many Birthdays
  • TNC — Transportation Network Company
  • TTFN — Ta-Ta For Now
  • TTGA — Told To Go Away
  • TTYL — Talk To You Later
  • VMT — Vehicle Miles Traveled
  • W/E — Whatever
  • WFN — Wrong Forum, Noob
  • WTF — What The Fück
  • YMMH — You Might Mean Here
  • YMMV — Your Mileage May Vary
  • YOLO — You Only Live Once
  • ZEV — Zero Emission Vehicle
 

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I could see how reading forum posts for the first time could be like reading Clockwork Orange for the first time. Still remembering flipping back and forth from the glossary...
 

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Wow, V'formed! And alphabetized to boot! Impressive I like 'WFN' and 'TL;DR' . . . Haven't seen those yet. Here's a few I came across recently:

DS - Dear Spouse (don't have one of those; by choice)
DW- Dear Wife
DD - Dear/**** Dog (context dependent)
 

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A kilowatt-hour (kWh) is 3.6 MJ (megaJoules). We engineers love to use these prefixes instead of adding more zeroes.

A Joule is a Watt-second, so it is a very small amount of energy. It is also equal to the energy of one Coulumb-Volt stored in a one Farad capacitor.

Edit: I just remember that I read somewhere about a PZEV. I later discovered that it means "Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partial_zero-emissions_vehicle

What is "partial zero"? A fraction of zero is still zero!! Or it is a term for some manufacturers to mean that the emissions is "almost" zero??

The definition explains what it really means:
"In California, PZEVs have their own administrative category for low-emission vehicles. The category was made in a bargain between automakers and the California Air Resources Board (CARB), so that automobile makers could delay making mandated zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs)—battery electric and fuel-cell electric vehicles."

So it is a trap!!
 

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Wow, V'formed! And alphabetized to boot! Impressive.
I grabbed them mostly from a few quick Google searches plus a glossary from EA.

Given my background, sorting the list was pretty easy. I didn't do it this way, but if you pasted them into a column in a spreadsheet it'd be pretty easy to sort the list. FWIW, I used Terminal on OS X and ran “pbpaste | sort -f | pbcopy”.
 

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A kilowatt-hour (kWh) is 3.6 MJ (megaJoules). We engineers love to use these prefixes instead of adding more zeroes.
Sometimes, especially when explaining it to people, it's nice to skip the prefix and let them figure it out.

One joule is approximately energy required to raise a large apple (100 grams) 1 meter. It's also the kinetic energy in a 100 gram apple traveling at about 10 mph.

1 kWh is the energy required to lift 1 metric tonne of apples (10,000 apples, or more than 200 boxes) from the ground floor to the roof of the Empire State Building, 1250 feet (calculation).

1 kWh is also the energy contained in 3,600,000 apples to 10 mph. Imagine being hit by an apple thrown at 10 mph. Now imagine that happening 100 times to 36,000 people. That's 1 kWh.

A gallon of gasoline has 33.7 kWh, so it's like raising 337,000 apples all the way to the top of the empire state building. Or it's like 1.2 million people being bombarded with 100 apples.
 

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Sometimes, especially when explaining it to people, it's nice to skip the prefix and let them figure it out.

One joule is approximately energy required to raise a large apple (100 grams) 1 meter. It's also the kinetic energy in a 100 gram apple traveling at about 10 mph.

1 kWh is the energy required to lift 1 metric tonne of apples (10,000 apples, or more than 200 boxes) from the ground floor to the roof of the Empire State Building, 1250 feet (calculation).

1 kWh is also the energy contained in 3,600,000 apples to 10 mph. Imagine being hit by an apple thrown at 10 mph. Now imagine that happening 100 times to 36,000 people. That's 1 kWh.

A gallon of gasoline has 33.7 kWh, so it's like raising 337,000 apples all the way to the top of the empire state building. Or it's like 1.2 million people being bombarded with 100 apples.

I'd rather the apples get used to make cider...>:)
 

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Nice list. I feel all electric about most in the list.

The one that I have the hardest time accepting into this list is DVT.

Too human, too biological. Too personal.
 

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Nice list. I feel all electric about most in the list.

The one that I have the hardest time accepting into this list is DVT.

Too human, too biological. Too personal.
DVT is something you can get from staying seated in the same position for too long. Such as on one of those mythical 550-mile 9-hour road trips that can be achieved in a fossil fuel car without even stopping for gas.

It's best to get up and move about for a few minutes every so often. If only there was a way to ensure people did that… ;)
 

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Edit: I just remember that I read somewhere about a PZEV. I later discovered that it means "Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partial_zero-emissions_vehicle

What is "partial zero"? A fraction of zero is still zero!! Or it is a term for some manufacturers to mean that the emissions is "almost" zero??

The definition explains what it really means:
"In California, PZEVs have their own administrative category for low-emission vehicles. The category was made in a bargain between automakers and the California Air Resources Board (CARB), so that automobile makers could delay making mandated zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs)—battery electric and fuel-cell electric vehicles."

So it is a trap!!




In seriousness, I bought a PZEV (over 10 years ago) because it was one of the lowest (and maybe was the lowest) emission ICE cars in its category. The window sticker (Monroney sticker) that shows info about the car for sale had a 'slider' graphic for pollution (like those used to show relative energy use by water heaters and fridges). The 'slider' for my car was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay down to the far left - emitted pollution under 2% of the average of all new vehicles sold that year (or whatever the reference year was).

So ... "it's a trap" ... except when it isn't. ;)
 

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I used to hang out in a BMW motorcycle forum where I kept coming across 'SWMBO".

I couldn't figure it out from the context and finally googled it.

Turns out to be "she who must be obeyed", i.e. "wife".
 

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I'm reading the OBDII PID thread (300+ posts). Freakin' Chinese to me. Not sure I even understand the title.

I didn't see 'PID' on the list here; still don't know what it means and might be a good one to include here -along with CSV and may others in that thread. I'm not much for monitoring the cooling fan RPM, but there are some other data points that interest me.
 

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Sometimes, especially when explaining it to people, it's nice to skip the prefix and let them figure it out.

One joule is approximately energy required to raise a large apple (100 grams) 1 meter. It's also the kinetic energy in a 100 gram apple traveling at about 10 mph.

1 kWh is the energy required to lift 1 metric tonne of apples (10,000 apples, or more than 200 boxes) from the ground floor to the roof of the Empire State Building, 1250 feet (calculation).

1 kWh is also the energy contained in 3,600,000 apples to 10 mph. Imagine being hit by an apple thrown at 10 mph. Now imagine that happening 100 times to 36,000 people. That's 1 kWh.

A gallon of gasoline has 33.7 kWh, so it's like raising 337,000 apples all the way to the top of the empire state building. Or it's like 1.2 million people being bombarded with 100 apples.
Wow! It's suddenly crystal clear to me. Now I know why I had so much trouble with my college physics classes.
 

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I'm reading the OBDII PID thread (300+ posts). Freakin' Chinese to me. Not sure I even understand the title.

I didn't see 'PID' on the list here; still don't know what it means and might be a good one to include here -along with CSV and may others in that thread. I'm not much for monitoring the cooling fan RPM, but there are some other data points that interest me.
PID = Parameter ID
CSV = comma-separated values (A table of values separated by commas)
 
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