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What Is A Smog Check?

What Is A Smog Check?

Smog check, smog test and emission check all refer to the same thing: a test of vehicle and its engine emissions performed at a licensed smog testing facility. Smog checks are regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), whose goal is to protect public health and the environment...

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2008 Ford Escape

Bloomberg: NYC Taxis Must Go Hybrid

New York mayor Michael Bloomberg says taxicabs in his boroughs will have to meet new mileage and emissions requirements by next year — and will have to switch to hybrid... read more May 22, 2007 by  0

2006 Land Rover Range Rover

Next Land Rover Lighter Like Jags?

Britain’s Autocar says it has the scoop on the new Land Rover Range Rover, a machine due in 2012. The big news on the new off-roader, the magazine reports, is a switch to... read more May 9, 2007 by  0

GM Shanghai plant

GM Pledges 40-Percent Emissions Cut

General Motors promises that its factories inNorth America will emit 40 percent less carbon dioxide in 2010 than they did in 2000. GM says its voluntary decisions comes about... read more March 22, 2007 by  0

Smart wind turbine

Smart Harnesses the Wind

Smart is boosting its credentials as an eco-friendly manufacturer by leasing around 100 electric versions of the fortwo as city runabouts in theU.K. It’s a toe-in-the-water... read more February 15, 2007 by  0

2008 Honda FCX

Honda FCX Is Shucking for a Seat

In addition to being the testing ground for cutting-edge fuel-cell technology, Honda’s sleek FCX concept car is the testing ground for an all-new plant-based bio-fabric... read more November 21, 2006 by  0

Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) process for diesel exhaust aftertreatment  [Diesel Tech Forum]

Emissions and You

Don’t wait until the check engine light goes on, or you fail a tailpipe test required by the DMV. Even if you’re good about oil and filter changes, regular maintenance... read more August 20, 2006 by  0

2013 Dodge Dart

Detroit Show Caption Contest

Last week, we gave you the final word on the 2000 Detroit auto show. Well, almost. We ended up one caption shy, thanks to an extreme editorial schedule that left our editor... read more January 24, 2000 by  0


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