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NGV Terms and Abbreviations

AB – Assembly bill

AFV – alternative fuel vehicle

ANGA – America’s Natural Gas Alliance

AQIP – Air Quality Improvement Program

ARFVTP – Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (AB 118)

ARPA-E – Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy

ATA – American Trucking Associations

CAAP – Clean Air Action Plan (for Southern California ports)

CalEPA – California Environmental Protection Agency

CARB – California Air Resources Board (sometimes ARB)

CEC – California Energy Commission

CI – carbon intensity

CNG – compressed natural gas

CO2 – carbon dioxide

CPUC – California Public Utilities Commission

CTA – California Trucking Association

dge – diesel gallon equivalent

DOE – Department of Energy

DOT – U.S. Department of Transportation

DPM – diesel particulate matter; often just PM

EGR – exhaust gas recirculation

EPA – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

g/bhp-hr – grams per brake horsepower-hour (applies to NOx)

g/hp-hr – grams per horsepower hour

gge – gasoline gallon equivalent

GGRF – Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund

GHG – greenhouse gas(es)

GVWR – gross vehicle weight rating

HDE – heavy-duty engine

HDV – heavy-duty vehicle

HHDT – heavy-heavy-duty truck

HHDV – heavy-heavy-duty vehicle

high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes

high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes

HSAD – high solids anaerobic digester

HVIP – Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project

ICCT – International Council on Clean Transportation

IEPR – Integrated Energy Policy Report

LCFS – Low Carbon Fuel Standard

LFG – landfill gas

LNG – liquefied natural gas

MHDT – medium-heavy-duty truck

MSRC – Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee

NAAQS – National Ambient Air Quality Standards

NGV – natural gas vehicle

NGVTF – National Gas Vehicle Technology Forum

NHTSA – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

NMOG – non-methane organic gases

NOx – oxides of nitrogen

NZEV – near-zero-emission vehicle

OBD – onboard diagnostics

OEM – original equipment manufacturer

PM – particulate matter

PM2.5 – PM smaller than 2.5 microns in size

PON – Program Opportunity Notice

PPB – parts per billion

PPM – parts per million

RFS – Renewable Fuel Standard

RNG – renewable natural gas, also known as biomethane

SB – Senate bill

SCAQMD – South Coast Air Quality Management District

SIP – State Implementation Plan

SLCPs – short-lived climate pollutants

SJVAPCD – San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District

ZEV – zero-emission vehicle

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