Tesla Glossary - What The Acronym

Tesla Glossary - What The Acronym

As Tesla fans, we sometimes find ourselves having to remember what are all those acronyms people reference in the forums and in social media. Here is a list of the most popular ones which you can find in our issues.

  • AP - Autopilot
  • AP1 - Autopilot hardware released after late September 2014 and before October 2016
  • AP2 - Autopilot hardware released after October 2016 and before August 2017
  • AP2.5 - Autopilot hardware released after August 2017
  • AWD - All-wheel Drive
  • BEV - Battery Electric Vehicle
  • BLE - Bluetooth Low Energy
  • BMS - Battery Management System
  • CAV - Clean Air Vehicles
  • CCS - Combined Charging System
  • CPO - Certified Pre-Owned
  • CR - Consumer Reports
  • EAP - Enhanced Autopilot
  • EBS - Emergency Breaking System
  • ECU - Electric Control Unit
  • EV - Electric Vehicle
  • EVSE - Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment
  • FOMO - Fear Of Missing Out. A.K.A when we read about new software updates that we’re not getting yet!
  • FPS - Frames Per Second
  • Frunk - Not exactly an acronym but… Front Trunk :)
  • FSD - Full Self-Driving
  • Giga 1 - Gigafactory 1 in Nevada
  • HW2 - Hardware 2
  • HW2+ - Autopilot Hardware version 2 and after
  • HW3 - Hardware 3
  • HOV - High-Occupancy Vehicle
  • IC - Instrument Cluster, the screen above the steering wheel
  • ICE - Internal Combustion Engine. A popular way of referring to gas cars in the Tesla communities
  • IR - Infrared Radiation
  • kWh - Kilowatt an hour (kilo=1,000; 1kWh = 3-4 mile range)
  • LR - Long Range
  • OA - Owner Advisor
  • OTA - Over-the-air
  • P3D - Performance Model 3 Dual Motor
  • M3 - Model 3
  • M3P - Model 3 Performance
  • MCU - Media Control Unit (touchscreen)
  • MCU 1 - Has an NVIDIA Tegra-3 chip. All Model S and Model X built before the end of March 2018 have this version.
  • MCU 2 - Has a more powerful Intel x86_64 processor. All Model 3 have this version as well as the Model S and Model X built after the end of March 2018.
  • MIT-AVT - MIT Autonomous Vehicle Technology Study
  • MR - Medium Range
  • MS - Model S
  • MX - Model X
  • MY - Model Y
  • NN - Neural Network. Is the software in charge of identifying objects around the car
  • NoA - Navigate on Autopilot
  • PIV - Plug In Vehicle
  • PUP - Performance Upgrade Package
  • RPH - Range Per Charge (miles)
  • RWD - Rear-Wheel Drive
  • SC - Service Center
  • SR - Standard Range
  • SvC - Tesla Service Center
  • TACC - Traffic-Aware Cruise Control
  • TMC - Tesla Motors Club
  • TPMS - Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • V9 - Version 9
  • VIN - Vehicle Identification Number
  • ZEV - Zero Emition Vehicles

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