gas guzzler


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gas guzzler

A vehicle that consumes more than the average amount of gasoline during normal usage. Every time the price of oil rises, people trade in their gas guzzlers for more fuel-efficient cars.
See also: gas, guzzler

gas-guzzler

n. a large automobile that uses much gasoline. The old gas-guzzlers were certainly comfortable.

gas guzzler

A vehicle that uses fuel inefficiently. The term was popularized in 1978, when Congress instituted “gas guzzler provisions” in the Energy Tax Act enacted during that year. Accordingly, the purchase of such vehicles was taxed in order to discourage their use and decrease fuel consumption. In succeeding decades, the term was applied to any large car, such as an SUV, regardless of whether it was subject to the tax. For example, “With the price of gas going up and up, I’m going to trade in my gas guzzler for a hybrid.”
See also: gas, guzzler
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Similar complaints are levied at the so-called Gas Guzzler Tax, introduced within the 1978 Energy Tax Act.
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> Reward as well as Penalize Automakers: A sliding scale of tough penalties on dirty gas guzzlers balanced by rebates for the leanest and cleanest would tell Detroit and Japan what to do.
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And higher road tax would be slapped on gas guzzler cars under his proposals.
I wonder, as someone who does not drive a gas guzzler or even fly anywhere, could I sell my carbon output surplus to those who need more through holidays abroad, just like farmers do with their milk quotas when they do not need so much?
Sadly, Karren, you and the rest of the mums and dads causing traffic congestion at school gates, whether it be in a Mini or your 4x4 gas guzzler, are only thinking about yourselves and use your children's safety as an argument to justify your selfish actions.
Once engineers can make MDS work with the 6.1-liter, it will help the Grand Cherokee avoid the gas guzzler tax.
"This shows the gas guzzler business model of the past is now bankrupt," said NRDC vehicles policy director Roland Hwang.
Now he's in America, home of the gas guzzler and he's running about in a thristy Corvette which does just 16 miles to the gallon.
I've been called a gas guzzler, a drive blocker, a selfish b***, a posh tart, a jam creator, a fear-ridden mum and sundry hair-raising insults.
But environmental groups will mourn the gas guzzler's arrival.
I also have a gas guzzler, it's a 90-year-old house with solid brick walls that cannot be insulated.
I DON'T drive, although my wife has a big gas guzzler. We like to annoy the ecologists with our combined carbon footprint.
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