The Truth About Cars » standards http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sun, 01 May 2016 16:00:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 EPA Proposes Stricter Ground-Ozone Level Standards http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/epa-proposes-stricter-ground-ozone-level-standards/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/epa-proposes-stricter-ground-ozone-level-standards/#comments Thu, 04 Dec 2014 12:00:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=955361 Six years ago, the Environmental Protection Agency set the acceptable level of ground-level ozone to 75 parts per billion. That level is about to come down. The EPA is proposing a new acceptable level between 70 pbb and 65 pbb, and is accepting comments about dropping the level to 60 pbb. The proposal is in […]

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Six years ago, the Environmental Protection Agency set the acceptable level of ground-level ozone to 75 parts per billion. That level is about to come down. The EPA is proposing a new acceptable level between 70 pbb and 65 pbb, and is accepting comments about dropping the level to 60 pbb. The proposal is in […]

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Medium, Heavy Truck Fuel Economy Standards Deadline Set For March 2016 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/medium-heavy-truck-fuel-economy-standards-deadline-set-for-march-2016/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/medium-heavy-truck-fuel-economy-standards-deadline-set-for-march-2016/#comments Wed, 19 Feb 2014 11:00:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=747537 Before a gathering at a distribution warehouse in Maryland, United States President Barack Obama announced that his administration has set March 2016 as the deadline for the next round of fuel efficiency and emissions standards for medium and heavy trucks to meet compliance. Bloomberg reports President Obama’s latest initiative — part of his overall strategy […]

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Before a gathering at a distribution warehouse in Maryland, United States President Barack Obama announced that his administration has set March 2016 as the deadline for the next round of fuel efficiency and emissions standards for medium and heavy trucks to meet compliance. Bloomberg reports President Obama’s latest initiative — part of his overall strategy […]

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Car Companies, Standard Thyself Or Die http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/car-companies-standard-thyself-or-die/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/car-companies-standard-thyself-or-die/#comments Sat, 03 Mar 2012 19:36:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=433643 The two-by-four, the 4×8 plywood sheet, the standard brick: Without standardized building materials, building houses would be a mess. The car industry is in that kind of a mess (more or less.) To get out of the mess, to shorten development times and to lower cost, just about every large automaker is on some kind […]

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The two-by-four, the 4×8 plywood sheet, the standard brick: Without standardized building materials, building houses would be a mess. The car industry is in that kind of a mess (more or less.) To get out of the mess, to shorten development times and to lower cost, just about every large automaker is on some kind […]

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And Now, The Charger Wars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/and-now-the-charger-wars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/and-now-the-charger-wars/#comments Tue, 04 May 2010 06:44:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=355188 Did you ever arrive in a foreign country, and the plug of your battery-depleted cell phone did not fit? Or worse, it did fit, and the charger went up in smoke? That’s nothing compared to the impending EV disaster. Buy an EV, and you will find yourself between the battle lines of plugs, voltages, and […]

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Did you ever arrive in a foreign country, and the plug of your battery-depleted cell phone did not fit? Or worse, it did fit, and the charger went up in smoke? That’s nothing compared to the impending EV disaster. Buy an EV, and you will find yourself between the battle lines of plugs, voltages, and […]

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Japan’s JAMA Will Cooperate On International Car Standard http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/japans-jama-will-cooperate-on-international-car-standard/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/japans-jama-will-cooperate-on-international-car-standard/#comments Fri, 12 Mar 2010 10:19:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=348696 Japan’s Automobile Manufacturers Association said “hai, wakatta” (yes, we understand) to their government, and promised to “actively support the creation of an international mutual-recognition framework for passenger cars,” reports The Nikkei [sub]. Turns out, the Japanese government is behind the idea to agree on an International Whole Car Type Approval. The idea had been floated […]

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Japan’s Automobile Manufacturers Association said “hai, wakatta” (yes, we understand) to their government, and promised to “actively support the creation of an international mutual-recognition framework for passenger cars,” reports The Nikkei [sub]. Turns out, the Japanese government is behind the idea to agree on an International Whole Car Type Approval. The idea had been floated […]

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