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Acronym 18650 Li-ion cell, 18.6mm diameter, 65.2mm high
Acronym 20700 Li-ion cell, 20mm diameter, 70mm high
Acronym 2170 Li-ion cell, 21mm diameter, 70mm high
Acronym 70D 70kWh battery, dual motors
Acronym 75D 75kWh battery, dual motors
Acronym 85D 85kWh battery, dual motors
Acronym ABS Anti-lock Braking System
Acronym AC Air Conditioning
Alternating Current
Acronym AD Alien Dreadnought, the iterative factory factory
Acronym AEBS Automatic Emergency Braking System
Acronym AP AutoPilot (semi-autonomous vehicle control)
Acronym AP1 AutoPilot v1 semi-autonomous vehicle control (in cars built before 2016-10-19)
Acronym AP2 AutoPilot v2, "Enhanced Autopilot" full autonomy (in cars built after 2016-10-19) [in development]
Acronym ASIC Application-Specific Integrated Circuit
Acronym ASS Acronyms Seriously Suck
Acronym AV Autonomous Vehicle
Acronym AWD All Wheel Drive
Acronym AWHP Horsepower measured at all wheels
Acronym BEV Battery Electric Vehicle
Acronym BHP Brake Horsepower, without losses to emissions/accessories
Acronym BJT Bipolar Junction Transistor
Acronym CAN [Controller Area Network](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Controller_area_network), communication between vehicle components
Acronym CARB [California Air Resources Board](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Air_Resources_Board)
Acronym CCS [Combined Charging System](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combined_Charging_System)
Acronym Cd [Coefficient of Drag](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drag_coefficient)
Acronym CdA (Coefficient of Drag * Area, or) [Drag Area](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automobile_drag_coefficient#Drag_area)
Acronym CF Carbon Fiber (Carbon Fibre) composite material
CompactFlash memory storage for digital cameras
Acronym CHAdeMO [CHArge de MOve](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CHAdeMO) connector standard, IEC 62196 type 4
Acronym CHP Crank Horsepower, including emissions/belts/accessories
California Highway Patrol
Acronym CoF Coefficient of Friction, μ (in static and kinetic varieties)
Acronym CoG Center of Gravity (see CoM)
Acronym CoM Center of Mass
Acronym CPO Certified Pre-Owned
Acronym DC Direct Current
Acronym DoD Depth of Discharge (how low a battery's charge gets)
Acronym DS Delivery Specialist
Acronym DU Drive Unit
Acronym EAP Enhanced Autopilot, see AP2
Acronym EAR Export Administration Regulations, covering technologies that are not solely military
Acronym ECU [Engine/Electronic Control Unit](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Engine_control_unit)
Acronym EOL End Of Life
Acronym EPA (US) Environmental Protection Agency
Acronym ESAL [Equivalent Single Axis Load](https://ftp.dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot-info/cst/tips/flex_pave_des_faq.pdf)^(PDF), statistical unit of road wear
Acronym ESC Electronic Stability Control
Acronym EuroNCAP European New Car Assessment Programme
Acronym FCAI (Australian) Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries
Acronym FCEV Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle
Acronym FLEA Four Letter Extended Acronym (see ETLA)
Acronym FOTA Firmware Over-The-Air delivery
Acronym frunk Portmanteau, front-trunk
Acronym FSD Fully Self/Autonomous Driving, see AP2
Acronym FUD Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt
Acronym FW Firmware
Acronym FWD Front Wheel Drive
Falcon Wing Doors
Acronym FWHP Horsepower measured at the front wheels
Acronym GAAP [Generally Accepted Accounting Principles](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generally_Accepted_Accounting_Principles_\(United_States\)), the SEC's standard accounting guidelines
Acronym GaN Gallium Nitride semiconductor, fast switching (2ns)
Acronym GF Gigafactory, large site for the manufacture of batteries
Acronym GF1 Gigafactory 1, Nevada (see GF)
Acronym GF2 Gigafactory 2, Buffalo, NY [solar products] (see GF)
Acronym GIT Gate Injection Transistor
Acronym GWh Giga Watt-Hours, electrical energy unit (million kWh)
Acronym HEPA [High-Efficiency Particulate Arresting](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HEPA) air filter
Acronym HLDI (US) Highway Loss Data Institute
Acronym HOV High Occupancy Vehicle, also dedicated lanes for HOVs
Acronym HP Horsepower, unit of power; 0.746kW
Acronym HPWC High-Power Wall Connector, available for separate purchase; up to 80A charging
Acronym HUD Head(s)-Up Display, often implemented as a projection
Acronym HV High Voltage
Acronym HW Hardware
Acronym HW1 Vehicle hardware capable of supporting AutoPilot v1 (see TACC)
Acronym HW2 Vehicle hardware capable of supporting AutoPilot v2 (Enhanced AutoPilot, full autonomy)
Acronym ICE Internal Combustion Engine, or vehicle powered by same
Acronym ICEd *[Slang]* To be blocked from a public charging point by a parked non-EV
Acronym ICT Interplanetary Colonial Transport (see ITS)
Acronym IGBT Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor
Acronym IHS Formerly "Information Handling Services", industrial consulting firm
Acronym IIHS (US) Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Acronym J1772 [SAE North American](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SAE_J1772) charging connector standard
Acronym JFET Junction Field Effect Transistor
Acronym kW Kilowatt, unit of power
Acronym kWh Kilowatt-hours, electrical energy unit (3.6MJ)
Acronym lbm Pounds (mass)
Acronym LEV Low-Emission Vehicle
Acronym LFP Lithium Iron Phosphate, type of Li-ion cell
Acronym Li-ion [Lithium-ion battery](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithium-ion_battery), first released 1991
Acronym Lidar [LIght Detection And Ranging](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lidar)
Acronym LMO Lithium Manganese Oxide, type of Li-ion cell
Acronym LOLI Limited-Operational-Life Item (lasts a number of cycles before needing replacement)
Acronym LV Low Voltage
Acronym LWB Long Wheel Base
Acronym M3 BMW performance sedan ^([Tesla M3 will never be a thing])
Acronym MEOP Maximum Expected Operating Pressure
Acronym MERV [Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minimum_efficiency_reporting_value) for air filtration
Acronym MOT Motor Operations Test, annual requirement in the UK among others
Acronym mpg Miles Per Gallon (Imperial mpg figures are 1.201 times higher than US)
Acronym MPGe Miles Per Gallon Equivalent, measure of EV efficiency
Acronym MS ~~Microso-~~ Tesla Model S
Acronym MWh Mega Watt-Hours, electrical energy unit (thousand kWh)
Acronym MX ~~Mazd-~~ Tesla Model X
Acronym NCA Nickel-Cobalt-Aluminum Oxide, type of Li-ion cell
Acronym NEDC New European Driving Cycle, measure of vehicle efficiency
Acronym NEMA (US) National Electrical Manufacturers Association
Acronym NHTSA (US) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Acronym NMC Nickel-Manganese-Cobalt Oxide, type of Li-ion cell
Acronym NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, responsible for US ~~generation~~ monitoring of the climate
Acronym NOx Series of [mono-nitrogen oxide molecues](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NOx)
Acronym OA Owner Advisor
Acronym OECD Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
Acronym OTA Over-The-Air software delivery
Acronym P100 100kWh battery, performance upgrades
Acronym P100D 100kWh battery, dual motors, available in Ludicrous only
Acronym P100DL 100kWh battery, dual motors, performance and Ludicrous upgrades
Acronym P85 85kWh battery, performance upgrades
Acronym P85D 85kWh battery, dual motors, performance upgrades
Acronym P85DL 85kWh battery, dual motors, performance and Ludicrous upgrades
Acronym P90 90kWh battery, performance upgrades
Acronym P90D 90kWh battery, dual motors, performance upgrades
Acronym P90DL 90kWh battery, dual motors, performance and Ludicrous upgrades
Acronym PAO Public Affairs Officer
Acronym PHEV Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Acronym PM10 Coarse Particulate Matter, smaller than 10μm
Acronym PM2.5 Particulate matter smaller than 2.5μm
Acronym PUP Premium Upgrade Package
Acronym PWh Peta Watt-Hours, electrical energy unit (quadrillion kWh)
Acronym PZEV Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (hybrid EV)
Acronym RWD Rear Wheel Drive
Acronym RWHP Horsepower measured at the rear wheels
Acronym S40 Model S, 40kWh battery
Acronym S60 Model S, 60kWh battery
Acronym S70 Model S, 70kWh battery
Acronym S70D Model S, 70kWh battery, dual motors
Acronym S75 Model S, 75kWh battery
Acronym S75D Model S, 75kWh battery, dual motors
Acronym S85 Model S, 85kWh battery
Acronym S85D Model S, 85kWh battery, dual motors
Acronym SAE [Society of Automotive Engineers](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SAE_International)
Acronym SAR Synthetic Aperture Radar (increasing resolution with parallax)
Acronym SC Supercharger (Tesla-proprietary fast-charge network)
Service Center
Solar City, Tesla subsidiary
Acronym SCADA [Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SCADA) remote monitoring and control
Acronym SDC Self-Driving Car
Acronym SEC Securities and Exchange Commission
Acronym SHP Horsepower measured at the axle/shaft (more common in ships/aircraft)
Acronym SiC Silicon Carbide semiconductor, high-temperature operation (up to 250C)
Acronym SOC State of Charge
System-on-Chip integrated computing
Acronym SOTA Software Over-The-Air delivery
Acronym SP100 Model S, 100kWh battery, performance upgrades
Acronym SP100D Model S, 100kWh battery, dual motors, performance upgrades
Acronym SP100DL Model S, 100kWh battery, dual motors, performance and Ludicrous upgrades
Acronym SP85 Model S, 85kWh battery, performance upgrades
Acronym SP85D Model S, 85kWh battery, dual motors, performance upgrades
Acronym SP85DL Model S, 85kWh battery, dual motors, performance and Ludicrous upgrades
Acronym SP90 Model S, 90kWh battery, performance upgrades
Acronym SP90D Model S, 90kWh battery, dual motors, performance upgrades
Acronym SP90DL Model S, 90kWh battery, dual motors, performance and Ludicrous upgrades
Acronym SUA Sudden Unintended Acceleration
Acronym SULEV Super-Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle
Acronym SW Software
Acronym SWB Short Wheel Base
Acronym T3 Tesla model 3
Acronym TACC Traffic-Aware Cruise Control (see AP)
Acronym TCU [Telematic Control Unit](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telematic_control_unit)
Acronym TIG [Gas Tungsten Arc Welding](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas_tungsten_arc_welding) (or Tungsten Inert Gas)
Acronym TMC [Tesla Motors Club forum](https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/forums/)
Acronym TP Tech Package (Model S option, pre-Autopilot)
Acronym TS Tesla model S
Acronym TSLA Stock ticker for Tesla Motors
Acronym TWh Tera Watt-Hours, electrical energy unit (billion kWh)
Acronym TX Tesla model X
Acronym tZEV Transitional Zero-Emission Vehicle (PHEV, Hydrogen vehicles, etc)
Acronym ULEV Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle
Acronym UMC Universal Mobile Charger, included with Tesla EV purchase; up to 40A charging
Acronym V2G [Vehicle-to-Grid](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle-to-grid) energy, "Smart Grid" feedback
Acronym V2I Vehicle-to-Infrastructure communication/coordination ([IEEE standard](http://ieeecss.org/sites/ieeecss.org/files/documents/IoCT-Part4-13VehicleToVehicle-HR.pdf))
Acronym V2P Vehicle-to-Pedestrian sensing ([Research paper](http://www.its.dot.gov/research_archives/safety/v2p_comm_safety.htm))
Acronym V2V Vehicle-to-Vehicle communication/coordination ([IEEE standard](http://ieeecss.org/sites/ieeecss.org/files/documents/IoCT-Part4-13VehicleToVehicle-HR.pdf))
Acronym V2X Vehicle-to-everything communication/coordination ([IEEE standard](http://ieeecss.org/sites/ieeecss.org/files/documents/IoCT-Part4-13VehicleToVehicle-HR.pdf))
Acronym VOC Volatile Organic Compound
Acronym Wh Watt-Hour, unit of energy
Acronym WHP Horsepower measured at the wheel
Acronym X70D Model X, 70kWh battery, dual motors
Acronym X75D Model X, 75kWh battery, dual motors
Acronym X90D Model X, 90kWh battery, dual motors
Acronym XP100D Model X, 100kWh battery, dual motors, performance upgrades
Acronym XP100DL Model X, 100kWh battery, dual motors, performance and Ludicrous upgrades
Acronym XP90D Model X, 90kWh battery, dual motors, performance upgrades
Acronym XP90DL Model X, 90kWh battery, dual motors, performance and Ludicrous upgrades
Acronym ZEV Zero Emissions Vehicle
Jargon milspec Military Specification
Jargon quess Portmanteau: Qualified Guess (common parlance: "estimate")