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    Cool Acronyms

    Copied a list from my post on an electric vehicle-bike forum.
    So it also contains much in the way of eCar acronyms.
    No definitions - merely what the acronyms stand for.
    Threw in some basic "symbols", V = Volt etc.

    2WD - Two Wheel Drive
    4B - BBBB - Big Buck Battery Buy
    4WD - Four Wheel Drive
    9C - Nine Continents
    A - Amps (**A - *number* amps)
    AC - Alternating Current
    AFV - Alternative Fuel Vehicle
    AGM - Absorption Glass Mat
    Ah - Amp Hours (**Ah - *number* amp hours)
    AKA - Also Known As
    AOK - All OKay
    AR - Air Resistance
    ASAP - As Soon As Possible
    AWD - All Wheel Drive
    AWG - American Wire Gauge
    BB - Bottom Bracket - Best Bud
    BBBB - 4B - Big Buck Battery Buy
    BCD - Bolt Center Diameter
    BEV -Battery Electric Vehicle
    BLDC - BrushLess Direct Current (motor)
    BMS - Battery Management System or Battery Monitor System
    BPM - Beats Per Minute
    BTW - By The Way
    C or C rate) - Capacity
    CAFE - Corporate Average Fuel Economy
    CARB - California Air Resources Board
    CC\CV - Constant Current \ Constant Voltage
    CE - Conformité Européenne -
    CNG - Compressed Natural Gas
    CPSC - Consumer Product Safety Commission
    CVT - Continuously Variable Transmission
    DC - Direct Current
    DD - Direct Drive
    DIY - Do It Yourself
    DMV - Department of Motor Vehicles
    DNK - Do Not Know
    DNW - Does Not Work
    DOA - Dead On Arrival
    DOD - Depth of Discharge
    DOM -Date Of Manufacture
    DOT - Department of Transportation
    DUNK - Do You (U) Not Know
    eaBike - Electric Assist Bike
    eBike - Electric Bike
    eCar - electric car
    Eco2 - Economical & Ecological
    eco² - Economical x Ecological
    EG - Exempli Gratia (Latin - for example)
    EMF - Electo-Magnetic Field
    eMPG - evaluative, (or Equivalent), Miles Per Gallon or electric Miles Per *Gallon (compared to gas, by cost) - MPGe
    EPA - Environmental Protection Agency
    E-REV - Extended Range Electric Vehicle
    ESC - Electronic Speed Control
    EV - Electric Vehicle
    FCEV - Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle
    FCV - Fuel Cell Vehicle
    FET - Field Effect Transistor
    FS - Full Suspension
    FUBAR - F__ked Up Beyond All Recognition
    FUD - Fear Uncertainty & Doom
    FWD - Front Wheel Drive
    FYI - For Your Information
    GFCI - Ground Fault Circuit Interruption
    HEV - Hybrid Electric Vehicle
    HP - Horse Power
    HVC - High Voltage Cutoff
    Hz - Hertz
    ICE - Internal Combustion Engine
    ID - Inside Diameter
    IIRC - If I Recall Correctly
    IMO - In My Opinion
    IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
    IMIO - In My Informed Opinion
    IMOO - In My Obnoxious Opinion
    IR - Internal Resistance - Infa-Red
    KFF - Kentucky Fried Fingers
    km/h - KiloMeters Per Hour
    KPH - Kilometers Per Hour
    kV - kiloVolt
    kW - kiloWatt
    kWh - kiloWatt hour
    L&M - LnM - L-n-M, Lean and Mean
    LBS - Local Bike Shop
    LED - Light Emitting Diode
    LiCo - Lithium-ion Cobalt (battery)
    Li-ion - Lithium ion (battery)
    LiFeMgPO4 - lithium iron magnesium phosphate (battery)
    LiFePO4 - lithium iron phosphate (battery)
    LiMn, Li-Mn - Lithium Manganese (battery)
    LiPo - Li-po, Li-poly - Lithium ion polymer (battery)
    LMAO - Laugh My A__ Off
    LOL - Laugh Out Loud - Lots Of Laughter
    LP - Liquefied petroleum (gas)
    LVC - Low Voltage Cutoff
    m/kWh - miles per kilowatt hour
    mAh - Milli Amp Hour
    MOSFET - Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor
    MPG - Miles Per Gallon
    MPGe - Miles Per Gallon electric - (gas-electric equivalent, usually factored by cost ) ... eMPG alternative
    MPH - Miles Per Hour
    MSRP - Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price
    MTBF - Mean Time Between Failure
    MUP - Multiple Use Path
    MYOB - Mind Your Own Business
    NA - Not Applicable or Not Available
    NBP - Not Bright Person
    NEV - Neighborhood Electric Vehicle
    NFG - No F__king Good
    NHTSA - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    NIB - New In Box
    Nicd - Nickel Cadmium (battery)
    NIMBY - Not In My Back Yard
    Nimh - Nickel Metal Hydride (battery)
    NOS - New Old Stock
    NR - Needs Repair
    OD - Outside Diameter
    OEM - Original Equipment Manufacturer
    OMG - Oh My God
    OP - Original Poster
    OPG - Other Peoples Garbage
    OTB - Over The Bars
    P - Parallel (#S#P)
    PAS - Pedal Assist System
    PCB - Protection Circuit Board - Printed Circuit Board
    PCM - Protection Circuit Module - (Management)?
    PDBWS - Poke Dead Body With Stick
    PEV - Personal Electric Vehicle
    PHEV - Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicle
    PITA - Pain In The A__
    PLA - Poured Lead Acid (battery)
    PM - Permanent Magnet - Personal Message
    POC - Proof Of Concept
    POS - Piece Of Sh_t
    PS - Power Supply - Post Script
    PTDBWAS - Poke The Dead Body With A Stick
    PV - Photovoltaic
    PWM - Pulse Width Modulation - Pulse Wave Management - ...
    QC - Quality Control
    RoHS - Restriction of Hazardous Substances
    RPM - Revolutions Per Minute
    RR - Rolling Resistance - Road Resistance
    S - Series (#S#P)
    SAE - Society of Automobile Engineers
    SLA - Sealed Lead Acid (battery)
    SMD - Surface Mount Diode
    SNAFU - Situation Normal: All F__ked Up
    SOB - Son O-va *****
    SOC - State Of Charge
    SOL - Sh_t Outa Luck
    SS - Stainless Steel
    TAG - Twist And Go
    TRE - Towable Range Extender
    UCP - Universal Chrome Plated
    UL - Underwriters Laboratories
    UNSWAG - Unscientific wild ass guess
    V - Volts (**V - *number* volts)
    VRLA - Valve Regulated Lead Acid (battery)
    WAG - Wild Ass Guess
    WH - Watt Hours
    WH/Mi - WattHours Per Mile
    WOT - Wide Open Throttle
    WTF - When They Frown or What The F__k
    ZEV - Zero-Emissions Vehicle
    Last edited by DrkAngel; 07-25-14 at 07:23 AM.
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