Abbreviations & Acronyms

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Here are some commonly used abbreviations and acronyms in the automotive industry:

  1. ABS: Anti-lock Braking System
  2. AC: Alternating Current
  3. ACEA: European Automobile Manufacturers Association
  4. ADAS: Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
  5. AEB: Autonomous Emergency Braking
  6. AFV: Alternative Fuel Vehicle
  7. AWD: All-Wheel Drive
  8. BEV: Battery Electric Vehicle
  9. BHP: Brake Horsepower
  10. CVT: Continuously Variable Transmission
  11. DCT: Dual Clutch Transmission
  12. ECU: Electronic Control Unit
  13. EV: Electric Vehicle
  14. FWD: Front-Wheel Drive
  15. GDI: Gasoline Direct Injection
  16. HDPE: High-Density Polyethylene
  17. ICE: Internal Combustion Engine
  18. kW: Kilowatt
  19. kWh: Kilowatt-hour
  20. LPG: Liquified Petroleum Gas
  21. Nm: Newton Meter
  22. OEM: Original Equipment Manufacturer
  23. PHEV: Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle
  24. RWD: Rear-Wheel Drive
  25. SAE: Society of Automotive Engineers
  26. TPMS: Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  27. VVT: Variable Valve Timing
  28. WMI: World Manufacturer Identifier

Note that this is not an exhaustive list and there are many other abbreviations and acronyms used in the automotive industry.