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Tesla abbreviations

Tesla abbreviations and terms explained

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A list of Tesla abbreviations

ACC Adaptive Cruise Control
AP Autopilot = Assistance system for driver support (e.g. lane assistant, steering assistant, acceleration and braking assistant). Is gradually being developed by Tesla towards more and more autonomous driving.
AP1 Autopilot 1 = First generation autopilot. See differences.
AP2 Autopilot 2 = second generation autopilot. See differences.
AP2.5 Autopilot 2.5 = updated second generation autopilot. See differences.
AP3 Autopilot 3 = the Computer for Autopilot 3 is also known as “FSD Computer”. See differences.
AWD All-Wheel Drive
BEV Battery Electric Vehicle = a purely electrically powered vehicle (NOT a hybrid or plug-in hybrid)
BMS Battery Management System = Control electronics of the battery
CCS Combined Charging System = Designation of a direct current charging standard, which is also used in Model 3 for Europe.
CHAdeMO CHArge de MOve = Designation of a direct current charging standard that was developed in Japan.
CPO Certified Pre-Owned = a used car certified by Tesla
DS Delivery Specialist = Employee of Tesla, which is specialized in vehicle delivery.
EAP Enhanced Autopilot = term for the Autopilot functionality with AP2 and AP2.5 autopilot Hardware.
ELDA Emergency Lane Departure Avoidance = Safety function to avoid collisions when leaving the track.
EV Electric Vehicle = Vehicle that is completely or partially electrically powered.
FOB English designation for the Tesla vehicle key (no abbreviation)
Frunk front trunk of a Tesla (fashion word from front and trunk)
FSD Full Self-Driving = Software license sold by Tesla for additional autopilot functions developed with the goal of fully autonomous driving.
FWD Front-Wheel Drive. Also used with Tesla as an abbreviation for “Falcon Wing Doors” (the wing doors of model X).
GF1 Gigafactory 1 = The battery cell factory that Tesla operates together with Panasonic in the US state of Nevada.
GF2 Gigafactory 2 = The photovoltaic factory of Tesla in Buffalo, USA
GF3 Gigafactory 3 = The Tesla factory in Shanghai, China. It produces battery cells and vehicles.
GF4 Gigafactory 4 = The planned factory of Tesla in Brandenburg, Germany.
HVAC Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
IC Instrument Cluster = The screen above the steering wheel of Model S and Model X
ICE Internal Combustion Engine
kW Kilowatt
kWh Kilowatt hours
LDA Lane Departure Avoidance = Safety function to prevent unintentional lane departure
LR Longrange = bezieht sich auf eine Fahrzeug Modell mit grösserem Batteriepack für mehr Reichweite
MCU Media Control Unit = the large center console screen of the Model S and Model X. Exists in two different generations.
M3 Model 3 = a vehicle model from Tesla in the middle-class segment
MR Midrange = refers to a vehicle model with a medium-sized battery pack for greater range. Was initially offered for Model 3 in the USA.
MS Model S = a vehicle model from Tesla in the upper-class segment (sedan/limousine)
MX Model X = a vehicle model from Tesla in the luxury class segment (SUV)
MY Model Y = a planned vehicle model from Tesla in the middle-class segment (compact SUV)
NoA Navigate on Autopilot = a function of the autopilot for automatic lane changes on the freeway according to the programmed destination.
OTA Over the Air = Transmission path for vehicle software updates via mobile radio or WLAN
P3 Performance Model 3
P3D Performance Model 3 with all-wheel drive (D=Dual)
P85 Performance Model S with 85 kWh Battery
P85+ Performance Model S with 85 kWh Battery and Plus Package
P85D Performance Model S with 85 kWh Battery and all-wheel drive
P90D Performance Model S with 90 kWh Battery and All-wheel drive
P100D Performance Model S with 100 kWh Battery and all-wheel drive
PHEV Plugin Hybrid = Vehicle with internal combustion engine and electric motor, which can also be charged by cable
PS Product Specialist = Employee of Tesla, which is specialized for sales
PUP Premium Upgrade Package
RWD Rear-Wheel Drive
S40 Model S with 60 kWh Battery which is reduced to 40 kWh by software.
S60 Model S with 60 kWh Battery
S60D Model S with 60 kWh Battery and All-wheel drive
S70 Model S with 70 kWh Battery
S75D Model S with 75 kWh Battery and All-wheel drive
S85 Model S with 85 kWh Battery
S85D Model S with 85 kWh Battery and All-wheel drive
S90D Model S with 90 kWh Battery and All-wheel drive
S100D Model S with 100 kWh Battery and All-wheel drive
SA Service Advisor = Employee of Tesla, who is specialized for the service contact
SC Supercharger = Fast charging stations from Tesla
SEC Service center = Tesla location for service and maintenance work (usually also sales). Sometimes the abbreviation SC is also used for this.
SEMI Semi Truck = The electric truck developed by Tesla.
SOC State of Charge = Battery charge level
SR Standard Range = contrary to LR (Long Range) a vehicle with “standard range
SR+ Standard Range Plus = Vehicle with “Standard Range Plus” battery size.
STOC Swiss Tesla Owners Club = Tesla Club in Switzerland: https://www.teslaclub.ch/
TACC Traffic Aware Cruise Control = Alternative term for autopilot
TFF Tesla Fahrer & Freunde = German Internet forum for Tesla fans: https://tff-forum.de/
TMC Tesla Motors Club = an American Internet forum for Tesla fans: https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/
TOCH Tesla Owners Club Helvetia = Tesla Club in Switzerland: https://teslaowners.ch/
TSLA Stock Ticker Symbol of Tesla on the NASDAQ stock exchange in the USA.
TYP1 US Plug type for charging electric vehicles
TYP2 European Plug type for charging electric vehicles
UMC Universal Mobile Charger = the mobile charger for a Tesla vehicle
VIN Vehicle Identification Number = unique chassis number to identify the vehicle
X60D Model X with 60 kWh Battery and All-wheel drive
X75D Model X with 75 kWh Battery and All-wheel drive
X90D Model X with 90 kWh Battery and All-wheel drive
X100D Model X with 100 kWh Battery and All-wheel drive
XP90D Performance Model X with 90 kWh Battery and All-wheel drive
XP100D Performance Model X with 90 kWh Battery and All-wheel drive

 

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