from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. not designed for heavy or demanding work. Opposite of heavy-duty.

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  • adj. not designed for heavy work


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  • Corporate Average Fuel Economy CAFE standards: Calling it "the single most important step we've ever taken as a nation to reduce our dependence on foreign oil," Obama announced this past July an agreement with 13 major automakers responsible for 90 percent of the market to raise fuel economy standards to 54.5 miles per gallon for cars and light-duty trucks by 2025.

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  • The result was Door Dam LLC, which sells three light-duty barriers ranging in price from $600 to $3,000.

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  • So, if you're a light-duty user, you might be able to adopt one of the new Airs as your main laptop.

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  • Fuel economy and emission standards [6] for passenger cars, light-duty trucks, and medium-duty passenger vehicles imposed jointly by the EPA and NHTSA.

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  • Heavy-duty trucks often test poorly in performance criteria because of their immense size, which means they handle and brake much worse than their light-duty counterparts.

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  • As test after test has demonstrated, E15 is safe and effective in all light-duty vehicles, no matter when they were designed and built.

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  • WASHINGTON — California state officials have agreed to work with federal officials to develop new greenhouse-gas standards for cars and light-duty trucks built for 2017 through 2025, following weeks of pressure from the auto industry.

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  • Improvements in fuel economy standards must be a part of a broader effort to strengthen the nation's energy security through more domestic production of oil and gas, and in the long-term transitioning to alternatives like electrification of the U.S. light-duty vehicle fleet.

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  • The light-duty trucks that will be made in India will be based on the Fuso Canter platform, while the heavy-duty ra nge will be based on one of Mercedes-Benz's truck platforms, said Marc Llistosella , managing director and chief executive of Daimler India Commercial Vehicles.

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  • While I commend the Obama administration and 13 automakers for boosting the Corporate Average Fuel Economy CAFE of cars and light-duty trucks sold in the United States to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, it is only a baby step toward solving our real problem: oil addiction.

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