Tech thread #3: Jargon Buster

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#EVs #ElectricVehicles #ElectricVehicle

Formula E: You would have heard about Formula 1; if Formula 1 is all about Petrol-powered racing cars, Formula E is about electric-powered racing cars. Formula E racing events are catching up in popularity


Fossil Fuel: Crude oil, Coal, and Natural Gas are called Fossil fuels. Fossil fuels are sourced from underground where fossils decomposed over several years transforms into oil with the earth's heat and pressure. Diesel and Petrol are refined out of Crude oil.


GHG: Green House Gas. Carbon Dioxide, Methane, Water vapor, and Nitrous oxide are greenhouse gases. Greenhouse gases cause global warming.

#GHG #CO2 #GlobalWarming

Gigafactory: Large factory to produce batteries for electric cars. Tesla motor named its first Battery factory in Nevada, California as a Gigafactory. It represents a production of >1 Gigawatt capacity worth of Battery packs in a year.

#Tesla #Nevada

HEV:Acronym for Hybrid Electric Vehicle. It's a car that has a combination of both an IC engine and electric motor. The Battery in Hybrid electric vehicles are charged by the internal combustion engine system. Example: Toyota Camry Hybrid


HVAC: It’s the Airconditioning system in the car which does the job of Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning, hence the acronym HVAC

ICE:Internal Combustion engine. It’s an acronym usually used for Petrol, Diesel, LPG & CNG powered engines

KW:Kilowatt. It’s a unit for measuring the power of an electric motor in an Electric vehicle. In traditional engines, we express power in Bhp (Brake horse power) or Horse power (hp) or PS (In German, Pferdestrke). Bhp, HP, and PS mean the same thing. 1Kw=1.34 hp

KWh: KiloWatt Hour. It’s a unit for measuring the capacity of the battery pack in an EV. Higher the Kwh the more range you get from the vehicle. For eg: Mahindra e2O has a battery capacity of 15kWH and 140km range; Whereas Tata Nexon has a capacity of 30.2Kwh and 312km range

Lead-Acid battery:A type of battery that runs on chemicals like lead and sulphuric acid. This is the battery you'll find in all petrol and diesel engine vehicles. This battery is used to run the 12v system in a car viz. Starter motor, Lamps, and Music system
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