Acronyms and abbreviations

AC alternating current
ACTU Australian Council of Trade Unions
AEMO Australian Energy Market Operator
AEVA Australian Electric Vehicle Association
ALC Australian Logistics Council
AMWU Australian Manufacturing Workers Union
ARENA Australian Renewable Energy Agency
ATO Australian Taxation Office
ATS Automotive Transformation Scheme
AV Autonomous vehicles
BEV A battery electric vehicle is a fully electric vehicle that is propelled by one or more electric motors and has a battery which is charged using electricity from the grid or renewable energy sources.
CEEM UNSW Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets at the University of NSW
CEFC Clean Energy Finance Corporation
CFP Common flexible platform
CKD Completely knocked down packs
CO2 carbon dioxide
COAG Council of Australian Governments
CPI Consumer Price Index
DC direct current
DER Distributed energy resources
DLWP Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
DTMR Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads
ECCA New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority
ENA Energy Networks Australia
ETU Electrical Trades Union
EV Electric vehicle
EVSE Electric vehicle supply equipment
FCAI Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries
FCEV A fuel cell electric vehicle is an electric vehicle that is powered by an on-board energy source such as hydrogen.
FOI Freedom of Information
GHG Greenhouse gas
GM General Motors
GVG Green Vehicle Guide
GVM Gross Vehicle Mass
HEV A hybrid electric vehicle is an electric vehicle that has an electric motor and batteries, and an internal combustion engine.
HMA Hydrogen Mobility Australia
IA Infrastructure Australia
ICE Internal combustion engine
IEA International Energy Agency
km kilometre
kW kilowatt
LCT Luxury Car Tax
MTAQ Motor Trades Association of Queensland
NCAP Nissan Casting Plant Australia
NOx nitrogen oxides
OEM Original Equipment Manufacturer
OLEV United Kingdom Office for Low Emission Vehicles
PEV Plug-in electric vehicle is an EV (either PHEV or BEV) that plugs into a charger
PHEV A Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle is an electric vehicle that can be plugged-in to charge and drive shorter distances on electricity, however, also have a liquid fuel range extender/internal combustion engine (ICE) that provides additional driving range for longer trips.
PMG Pilbara Metals Group
PM Particulate matter
PTUA Public Transport Users Association
PV Photovoltaic
QESH Queensland Government Electric Super Highway
RACV Royal Automobile Club of Victoria
RACWA Royal Automobile Club of WA
R&D Research and development
RVS Road Vehicle Standards
REE Rare earth elements
STEM Science, technology, engineering and mathematics
TAI The Australia Institute
TIC Transport and Infrastructure Council (COAG)
TISOC Transport and Infrastructure Senior Officials Committee
TOC Tesla Owners Club of Australia
TPS Toyota Production System
VACC Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce
VAT Value added tax
WHO World Health Organisation
ZEV Zero emission vehicle

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