Definitions

AQMD – South Coast Air Quality Management District

ARB – California Air Resources Board

BEV – Battery Electric Vehicle: its propulsion depends solely on electricity from the grid to recharge its battery.

CEC – California Energy Commission

DOE – US Department of Energy

EV – Electric vehicle: refers to the general technology of vehicles powered by electricity rather than fuel combustion.

EVSE – Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment: refers to a typical EV charger.

GHG – Greenhouse Gases: refers collectively to gases which trap heat in the atmosphere; GHGs emitted through human activities include carbon dioxide (CO2), Methane (CH4), Nitrous Oxide (N2O), Fluorinated Gases (hydroflurocarbons, perfllorocarbons, and sulfur hexafluoride).  GHGs are often expressed in CO2 equivalents or CO2e.

HEV – Hybrid Electric Vehicles: a conventional internal combustion engine system combined with an electric propulsion system.  An HEV does not plug-in to charge.

OEM – Original Equipment Manufacturer: refers to vehicle manufacturers.

Peak Demand – The highest amount of electricity required by consumers over a given period.  The daily peak occurs on weekdays around 1-5 pm, the seasonal peak occurs from June to September.

PEV – Plug-In Electric Vehicle: refers collectively to BEVs and PHEVs.

PHEV – Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle

PZEV – Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle

ZEV – Zero Emissions Vehicle: such as a BEV.