Tesla abbreviations

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 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 in 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 the 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 freeway 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 85 kWh Battery
P85+Performance Model S with 85 kWh Battery and Plus Package
P85DPerformance Model S with 85 kWh Battery and all-wheel drive
P90DPerformance Model S with 90 kWh Battery and All-wheel drive
P100DPerformance Model S with 100 kWh 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 60 kWh Battery which is reduced to 40 kWh by software.
S60Model S with 60 kWh Battery
S60DModel S with 60 kWh Battery and All-wheel drive
S70Model S with 70 kWh Battery
S75DModel S with 75 kWh Battery and All-wheel drive
S85Model S with 85 kWh Battery
S85DModel S with 85 kWh Battery and All-wheel drive
S90DModel S with 90 kWh Battery and All-wheel drive
S100DModel S with 100 kWh Battery and All-wheel drive
SAService Advisor = Employee of Tesla, who is specialized for the service contact
SCSupercharger = Fast charging stations from Tesla
SECService center = 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 Switzerland: 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 the 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 60 kWh Battery and All-wheel drive
X75DModel X with 75 kWh Battery and All-wheel drive
X90DModel X with 90 kWh Battery and All-wheel drive
X100DModel X with 100 kWh Battery and All-wheel drive
XP90DPerformance Model X with 90 kWh Battery and All-wheel drive
XP100DPerformance Model X with 90 kWh Battery and All-wheel drive

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