Acronyms – EV (Electric Vehicle) and EE (Electrical Engineering)

FWIW, here’s a list of some common acronyms used in both EV and EE circles:

A – Ampere
AC – Alternating Current or Air Conditioning (depends upon context)
AF – Audio Frequency
AGM – Absorbed Glass Mat
ANSI – American National Standards Institute
BEV – Billion Electron Volts
BEV – Battery Electric Vehicle
BLDC – Brushless DC (motor)
BW – Bandwidth
CARB – California Air Research Board
CBI – Complementary Binary
CFL – Compact Florescent Light
dB – Decibels
DC – Direct Current
DoD – Depth of Discharge
e – Efficiency
EMF – Electromagnetic Field
EV – Electron Volt
EV – Electric Vehicle
FCEV – Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle
FDC – Flow Duration Curve
G – Conductance
GFCI – Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter
H – Gross Head
h – Net Head
Hz – Hertz
I – Current
ICE – Internal Combustion Engine
IGBT – Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor
J – Joule
kW – Kilowatt
LDV – Light Duty Vehicle
LF – Low Frequency
LION – Lithium Ion
MAD – Mean Annual Discharge
MW – Megawatt
NEV – Neighborhood Electric Vehicle
NiCd – Nickel Cadmium
NiMH – Nickel Metal Hydride
NiZn – Nickel Zinc
OCV – Open Circuit Voltage
PbA – Lead Acid
Pm – Permanent Magnet
POV – Peak Operating Voltage
PV – Photovoltaic
PWM – Pulse Width Modulated
Q – Charge
R – Resistance
regen – Regenerative
RF – Radio Frequency
SCR – Silicon-Controlled Rectifier
SLA – Sealed Lead Acid
SLI – Starting, Lighting, Ignition
SVR – Sealed Valve Regulated
SW – Short Wave
ULEV – Ultra Low Emission Vehicle
V – Voltage/Volt
VA – Volt Ampere
Voc – Voltage Open Circuit
VOM – Volt OhmMeter
VRLA – Valve Regulated Lead Acid
Wh – Watt Hour
ZEV – Zero Emmission Vehicle

Mostly via EV Source, here.



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