Tuesday, December 12, 2006

The Hybrid Phenomenon APPENDIX D: GLOSSARY

AF Alternative fuel i.e. natural gas, ethanol, alcohol
AFV Alternative Fuel Vehicle i.e. taxis powered by natural gas
B5 5% biodiesel 95% diesel fuel
B20 20% biodiesel 80% diesel fuel
Big 3 DaimlerChrysler, Ford, General Motors
Big 5 DaimlerChrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Toyota
CAFE Corporate Average Fuel Economy
CARB California Air Resources Board
CEO Chief Executive Officer
CH4 Methane
CO Carbon Monoxide
CO2 Carbon Dioxide
CUV Cross Utility Vehicle
E10 10% Ethanol 90% gasoline fuel
E85 85% Ethanol 15% gasoline fuel
E100 100% Ethanol
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
EU European Union
EV Electric Vehicle, i.e. golf carts, buses, Ford Think, GM EV-1, Tesla
FCV Fuel Cell Vehicle, considered a hybrid in this report
FFV Flexible Fuel Vehicle, i.e. E85 and gasoline compatible
FT Fisher-Trophsch
GHG Greenhouse Gases
GM General Motors Corporation
H2 Hydrogen
HC Hydrocarbons
HEV Hybrid Electric Vehicle
HOV High Occupancy Vehicle
ICE Internal Combustion Engine
MPG Miles per U.S. Gallon of fuel, i.e. diesel, gasoline, E85
MPH Miles per Hour
NEV Neighborhood Electric Vehicle
NOx Oxides of Nitrogen
OPEC Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries: Algeria, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela and
PHEV Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle
R&D Research and Development
SI Spark Ignition
SUV Sports Utility Vehicle

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