Automotive Glossary


Automotive words, phrases and abbreviations.

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E.C. (E)

European Commission (Executive).

E.C.U

Electronic Control Unit."

E.C.U.

Electronic Control Unit.

E.M.F.(emf.)

Electro Motive Force.

E2PROM

Electrically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory

EACV

Electronic Air Control Valve

Early Fuel Evaporation

Early fuel evaporation system using a heater element below a carburettor to heat the intake air and improve atomisation at cold engine speeds. Improves driveability and reduces harmful exhaust emissions.

Earth (Ground)

The electrical termination for components connected into a vehicle direct current earth return circuit. On mains electricity a safety route for an electrical short circuit used as a means of protecting people or electrical components from electrical overload.(Ground - US term)

Earth (Ground) Cable

The battery cable connecting the return side of a vehicle circuit to a terminal on the battery where a ground return circuit is used. (Ground - US term).

Earth Switching

Used to describe a circuit where the switch breaks the earth side of the circuit instead of the supply side.


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