Tesla abbreviations and terms explained
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Tesla abbreviations and terms explained

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A list of Tesla abbreviations

ACCAdaptive Cruise Control
APAutopilot = 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.
AP1Autopilot 1 = First generation autopilot. See differences.
AP2Autopilot 2 = Second generation autopilot. See differences.
AP2.5Autopilot 2.5 = updated second generation autopilot. See differences.
AP3Autopilot 3 = the Computer for Autopilot 3 is also known as “FSD Computer”. See differences.
AWDAll Wheel Drive
BEVBattery Electric Vehicle = a purely electrically powered vehicle (NOT a hybrid or plug-in hybrid)
BMSBattery Management System = Control electronics of the battery
CCSCombined Charging System = Designation of a direct current charging standard, which is also used in Model 3 for Europe.
CHAdeMOCHArge de MOve = Designation of a direct current charging standard that was developed in Japan.
CPOCertified Pre-Owned = a used car certified by Tesla
DSDelivery Specialist = Employee of Tesla, which is specialized in vehicle delivery.
EAPEnhanced Autopilot = term for the Autopilot functionality with AP2 and AP2.5 autopilot Hardware.
ELDAEmergency Lane Departure Avoidance = Safety function to avoid collisions when leaving the track.
EVElectric Vehicle = Vehicle that is completely or partially electrically powered.
FOBEnglish designation for the Tesla vehicle key (no abbreviation)
Frunkfront trunk of a Tesla (fashion word from front and trunk)
FSDFull Self-Driving = Software license sold by Tesla for additional autopilot functions developed with the goal of fully autonomous driving.
FWDFront Wheel Drive. Also used in connection with Tesla as an abbreviation for “Falcon Wing Doors” (the wing doors of model X).
GF1Gigafactory 1 = The battery cell factory that Tesla operates together with Panasonic in the US state of Nevada.
GF2Gigafactory 2 = The photovoltaic factory of Tesla in Buffalo, USA
GF3Gigafactory 3 = The Tesla factory in Shanghai, China. It produces battery cells and vehicles.
GF4Gigafactory 4 = The planned factory of Tesla in Brandenburg, Germany.
HVACHeating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
ICInstrument Cluster = The screen above the steering wheel of Model S and Model X
ICEInternal Combustion Engine
kWKilowatt
kWhKilowatt hours
LDALane Departure Avoidance = Safety function to prevent unintentional lane departure
LRLongrange = bezieht sich auf eine Fahrzeug Modell mit grösserem Batteriepack für mehr Reichweite
MCUMedia Control Unit = the large center console screen of the Model S and Model X. Exists a two different generations.
M3Model 3 = a vehicle model from Tesla in the middle class segment
MRMidrange = refers to a vehicle model with a medium-sized battery pack for greater range. Was initially offered for Model 3 in USA.
MSModel S = a vehicle model from Tesla in the upper class segment (sedan/limousine)
MXModel X = a vehicle model from Tesla in the luxury class segment (SUV)
MYModel Y = a planned vehicle model from Tesla in the middle class segment (compact SUV)
NoANavigate on Autopilot = a function of the autopilot for automatic lane changes on the motorway according to the programmed destination.
OTAOver the Air = Transmission path for vehicle software updates via mobile radio or WLAN
P3Performance Model 3
P3DPerformance Model 3 with all-wheel drive (D=Dual)
P85Performance Model S with 85kWh Battery
P85+Performance Model S with 85kWh Battery and Plus Package
P85DPerformance Model S with 85kWh Battery and all-wheel drive
P90DPerformance Model S with 90kWh Battery and All-wheel drive
P100DPerformance Model S with 100kWh Battery and all-wheel drive
PHEVPlugin Hybrid = Vehicle with internal combustion engine and electric motor, which can also be charged by cable
PSProduct Specialist = Employee of Tesla, which is specialized for sales
PUPPremium Upgrade Package
RWDRear Wheel Drive
S40Model S with 60kWh Battery which is reduced to 40kWh by software.
S60Model S with 60kWh Battery
S60DModel S with 60kWh Battery and All-wheel drive
S70Model S with 70kWh Battery
S75DModel S with 75kWh Battery and All-wheel drive
S85Model S with 85kWh Battery
S85DModel S with 85kWh Battery and All-wheel drive
S90DModel S with 90kWh Battery and All-wheel drive
S100DModel S with 100kWh Battery and All-wheel drive
SAService Advisor = Employee of Tesla, who is specialized for the service contact
SCSupercharger = Fast charging stations from Tesla
SECServicecenter = Tesla location for service and maintenance work (usually also sales). Sometimes the abbreviation SC is also used for this.
SEMISemi Truck = The electric truck developed by Tesla.
SOCState of Charge = Battery charge level
SRStandard Range = contrary to LR (Long Range) a vehicle with “standard range
SR+Standard Range Plus = Vehicle with “Standard Range Plus” battery size.
STOCSwiss Tesla Owners Club = Tesla Club in der Schweiz: https://www.teslaclub.ch/
TACCTraffic Aware Cruise Control = Alternative term for autopilot
TFFTesla Fahrer & Freunde = German Internet forum for Tesla fans: https://tff-forum.de/
TMCTesla Motors Club = an American Internet forum for Tesla fans: https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/
TOCHTesla Owners Club Helvetia = Tesla Club in Switzerland: https://teslaowners.ch/
TSLAStock Ticker Symbol of Tesla on the NASDAQ stock exchange in USA.
TYP1US Plug type for charging electric vehicles
TYP2European Plug type for charging electric vehicles
UMCUniversal Mobile Charger = the mobile charger for a Tesla vehicle
VINVehicle Identification Number = unique chassis number to identify the vehicle
X60DModel X with 60kWh Battery and All-wheel drive
X75DModel X with 75kWh Battery and All-wheel drive
X90DModel X with 90kWh Battery and All-wheel drive
X100DModel X with 100kWh Battery and All-wheel drive
XP90DPerformance Model X with 90kWh Battery and All-wheel drive
XP100DPerformance Model X with 90kWh Battery and All-wheel drive

 

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