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    To some people, cars are more than just the sum of their parts. Ever since 1970 the United States Government has been placed crippling restrictions on sports vehicles. On December 2nd, 1970, Congress voted to pass a bill that would establish the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate and standardize the auto industry in order to protect the environment from pollution. From 1970 until now there have been thousands of vehicle emissions and fuel consumption regulations that have put substantial amounts of stress on automakers and their consumers. All of these laws were set in place to help protect the environment and reduce pollution; but now it seems like they are just more excuses for the government to tax you. I recently watched a documentary about sports cars featuring Eric Bana, Jay Leno, Dr. Phil, and Jeremy Clarkson. The film strived to demonstrate that some people don’t see cars as just modes of transportation; they see them as living beings. Eric Bana used to have a 1974 Ford Falcon XB Coupe that he had ever since he was fifteen. Eric puts his blood,…

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    Tata Nano Case Study

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    • POLITICAL: Various Indian states offered incentives to set the production in their land. Export of car is growing especially in Asia and Africa. Tax reduction are applied to specific vehicle such as UV and MPV. • ECONOMICAL: Asia is the fastest growing automotive market. Global recession impacted the industry and limited the available founding. Pricing and exchange rates impact the production and would set barriers to export in other countries, such as Africa. • SOCIAL: India population is…

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    The Aviation Crisis

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    Depression in November 1973. The aviation industry felt the same quake: domestic airline traffic decreased 5% in 1973. The Congressional Hearing on alternative fuels for aviation during the second session of the 98th Congress revealed just how heavy the effect was on airlines. Consuming 6% of the nation’s petroleum product, the civil aviation sector had tripled its energy consumption in the previous decade, thanks to the groundbreaking advent of the jet age, when bigger and faster passenger…

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    understood, marketers can make a more informed choice on how to persuade consumers into making smarter decisions. Discussing the topic of climate change can escalate into so much more. The question is: To what extent is the US market for electric cars, high MPG, hybrid cars, and hybrid trucks driven by consumers’ understanding of climate change, environment, ‘range anxiety’, and government’s role in the market? The average American consumer can use this information to make informed decisions on…

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    Technology Impact

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    Technological breakthroughs have been made in every field from medicine to transportation. On average, pieces of technology are getting smaller and more powerful. These changes are happening because of a better understanding of how to utilize different components and the manufacturing process has also become more efficient. The strides in the different fields have created a lot of positive and negative results which not only affects the environment, but also the consumers as well. Some people…

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    Regions.com shows a chart that you can personalize on how much miles per gallon your cars get. The data shows that fuel efficient cars will save you on average $123 per month. To explain, the gas is cheaper because you need less of it. You will save $123 if you switch to a fuel efficient car and if the gas guzzlers were banned. Rhiannon Bettivia goes on to say, “By banning gas guzzlers, we can force car designers and manufacturers to produce more efficient cars.”(Bettivia) To illustrate, we…

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    With gasoline prices steadily on the rise, many commuters are finding it more and more difficult to justify spending their hard earned money on the high cost of fuel rather than other necessities, including food and electricity. With that in mind, there are five simple steps that you can take to help stretch your dollar a little bit farther when it comes to your car’s fuel consumption. Carpool. If you have children who are in school, consider sharing the driving responsibility with other…

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    Car Care Month Narrative

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    car's engine. If the timing belt is not replaced and it fails, major internal components of your vehicle could be damaged and the repair - costly. Heat, not cold weather, can mostly affect the life of your car battery. During summer months, be sure to check your battery regularly and keep the battery terminals clean and free of dirt, as dirt can drain your car's battery and inhibit current flow. During these challenging economic times, gas mileage and cost can also be a concern. To cut down on…

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    The software activated full emissions controls during testing but reduces the effectiveness during regular driving. As a result, the cars emit nitrogen oxides at up to 40 times more than the allowable standard. The software enables cars to get better fuel economy at the cost of higher nitrogen oxide emissions (Boston et al., 2015). Volkswagen tried to sell their cars saying their cars had better performance and lower emissions but they did not mention the nitrogen emissions. Emission of up to 40…

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    Clicking on “Gas Mileage,” for example, reveals a mileage chart of each brand of hybrid car in a readable and convenient format, as well as tips for increasing fuel efficiency and anecdotes from hybrid drivers. Each link is equally thorough and easily navigated. Best of all, the navigation bar is always visible, so there’s no reason to use the browser’s “back” button to find the previous page unless the user leaves the site to visit one of the advertisers. The site design is also consistent and…

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