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Topic: Make up by weight
Posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 3:11:21 PM
Excellent explanations as always! Thanks!
Topic: Make up by weight
Posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 2:58:14 PM
What does the phrase " make up to 25 percent of the company’s vehicle parts by weight " mean here?

The new 980-megapascal ultrahigh tensile strength steel is part of Nissan’s plan to reduce the CO2 emissions of its new vehicles by 40 percent by the year 2022, compared to 2000. The automaker aims for the steel to make up to 25 percent of the company’s vehicle parts by weight. In the new QX50, for example, it makes up 27 percent of the construction.

Source:
https://www.motor1.com/news/249554/nissan-ultrastrong-high-formability-steel/

Does it mean that this new steel constitute 25 percent of the weight of the vehicle parts?
Topic: as developed as it’s ever going to get
Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2018 4:43:06 PM
Thank you both for your help.
Topic: as developed as it’s ever going to get
Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2018 4:16:58 PM
I also thought it means what you said but if it refers to a very advanced engine why it uses BUT after that?
We usually use BUT to write an opposing sentence to what has just been said about something.

This sentence is not very meaningfull:

The engine is so advanced that it can't be better than this in the future BUT it was an award-winner in its period of being a successful engine.

When after BUT we use a positive sentence, there should be a negative sentence before it and vice versa.

- BUT +

or

+ BUT -

I think + BUT + is not meaningful.
Topic: Would you please define this sentence ?
Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2018 2:22:53 PM
You should provide the context in which the sentence was used. You will get more help this way.
Topic: as developed as it’s ever going to get
Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2018 1:07:40 PM
What does the phrase " as developed as it’s ever going to get " mean here?

Nissan 370Z's naturally aspirated 3.7-liter V6 under that long hood is about as developed as it’s ever going to get, but it’s been an award-winner in its heyday.

Source:
https://www.autobytel.com/car-buying-guides/features/10-cheapest-cars-with-300-hp-132730/

Does it mean that the engine is not the most advanced engine ever?
Topic: High-Teens
Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2018 7:40:17 AM
Thanks for your reply!
Topic: High-Teens
Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2018 4:40:43 AM
What does " High-Teens " mean here?

While prices start in the high-teens for a base four-cylinder CPO Frontier, a V6-equipped truck provides significantly more grunt, with 261 horsepower, compared to the four-banger’s modest 152 hp.

Source:
https://www.autobytel.com/trucks/car-buying-guides/10-best-used-trucks-under-25-000-132674/


Does it mean high two digit numbers like 91 or 99?



Topic: Waiver
Posted: Monday, June 4, 2018 3:10:47 PM
What does " waiver " exactly mean here?

"The group has begun to suspend its joint venture activities, to comply with U.S. law by Aug. 6," PSA said in a statement on Monday. "With the support of the French government, the Groupe PSA is engaging with the U.S. authorities to consider a waiver."

Source:
http://europe.autonews.com/article/20180604/ANE/180609893?template=mobile02&X-IgnoreUserAgent=1

Does it mean that PSA is engaging with US authorities to find a way to resume its activities in Iran and escape from US sanctions?
Topic: Swooping Body
Posted: Monday, June 4, 2018 3:09:02 PM
Great explanations! Thanks for your help!

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