The Truth About Cars » C02 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 03 May 2016 20:50:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Aston Martin Cygnet Sent To The Tower Of London http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/aston-martin-cygnet-sent-to-the-tower-of-london/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/aston-martin-cygnet-sent-to-the-tower-of-london/#comments Tue, 01 Oct 2013 18:18:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=532873 With just 143 examples registered in the UK, Aston Martin has quietly dropped the Cygnet city car – based on the Toyota iQ. According to UK magĀ Autocar, Aston Martin will also not be re-entering this space, and will focus on what it does best: making high end performance cars. Originally conceived as a way to […]

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With just 143 examples registered in the UK, Aston Martin has quietly dropped the Cygnet city car – based on the Toyota iQ. According to UK magĀ Autocar, Aston Martin will also not be re-entering this space, and will focus on what it does best: making high end performance cars. Originally conceived as a way to […]

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High C02 Tax May Lead To Mass Scrappage In The UK http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/high-c02-tax-may-lead-to-mass-scrappage-in-the-uk/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/high-c02-tax-may-lead-to-mass-scrappage-in-the-uk/#comments Thu, 13 Jun 2013 14:31:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=491989 A scheme to tax cars based on their C02 output could have the unintended consequence of causing UK motorists to scrap tens of thousands of perfectly good cars in the UK, solely because their annual tax rates, based on C02 consumption, have become too expensive for many motorists. The increase in tax rates would hit […]

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A scheme to tax cars based on their C02 output could have the unintended consequence of causing UK motorists to scrap tens of thousands of perfectly good cars in the UK, solely because their annual tax rates, based on C02 consumption, have become too expensive for many motorists. The increase in tax rates would hit […]

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Blind Spot: It Ain’t Easy Being Green http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/blind-spot-it-aint-easy-being-green/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/blind-spot-it-aint-easy-being-green/#comments Tue, 17 Apr 2012 22:04:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=440444 When government, media and industry agree that a trend exists, it’s generally taken as fait accompli. After all, these three institutions wield immense cultural power, and together they are more than capable of making any prophecy self-fulfilling. But there’s always a stumbling block: acceptance by the everyday folk who actually make up our society. And […]

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When government, media and industry agree that a trend exists, it’s generally taken as fait accompli. After all, these three institutions wield immense cultural power, and together they are more than capable of making any prophecy self-fulfilling. But there’s always a stumbling block: acceptance by the everyday folk who actually make up our society. And […]

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European C02 Standards Not So Scary After All http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/european-co2-standards-not-so-scary/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/european-co2-standards-not-so-scary/#comments Fri, 05 Nov 2010 16:28:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=371570 Toyota and Fiat may not be setting European sales charts alight, but according to a recent analysis of per-vehicle CO2 output, the two automakers are on the cusp of meeting the EU’s stringent 2015 standard. Automakers competing in Europe will have to reduce their carbon emissions to 130 gm/km by 2015, a huge challenge for […]

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Toyota and Fiat may not be setting European sales charts alight, but according to a recent analysis of per-vehicle CO2 output, the two automakers are on the cusp of meeting the EU’s stringent 2015 standard. Automakers competing in Europe will have to reduce their carbon emissions to 130 gm/km by 2015, a huge challenge for […]

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