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Sunday, 06 April 2014 09:30
April 6, 2014 — (TRN) — Americans are guilt-tripped over driving “gas-guzzler” vehicles, but it turns out that our own government is preventing ultra-high-mileage vehicles from being sold here; even though some are BUILT here! With mileages of 50 MPG, 75 MPG, 180 MPG and even 300 MPG, the government says these vehicles “don’t meet American standards” but they’re  fine for Europe — which has standards even higher than the US.  The real reason these vehicles cannot be sold in the USA is money: if Americans were allowed to buy these high-mileage vehicles, the government wouldn’t get as much money from fuel taxes as they get now and their oil company campaign donors would lose billions in profits.   So who makes these super-high-mileage cars?  BMW, Toyota, Nissan, Volkswagen.   Now read more to find out what the rest of the world can have, but we Americans cannot. . .
The following report is intended to be a wake up call for the American people. There are no tricks here, such as quoting imperial gallons, referencing tiny cars, electric cars, or even hybrids. These cars are straight up 50 plus mile per gallon winners which are banned for sale in the U.S. If you think you can bring one home, think again. In America such cars are allowed a 30 day visit upon crossing the border, after which if they are found on American soil they get impounded and if not immediately shipped out of the country thereafter they are destroyed.

The U.S. government quotes as a reason for such behavior that said cars are “not up to American standards“. But what about Europe, where they are allowed? European standards are every bit as high as American standards, (BMW vs Ford) but by a simple declaration from the government, the American people turn their nose and say if it is not up to American standards we do not want it here. Yet under all of this is a damning reality – there is nothing wrong with these cars other than the fact that they are too efficient and will reduce corporate profits as a result.

Lets get started

With a combined mileage of 52.8 U.S. mpg and an even higher highway mpg, the Urban Cruiser SUVcrossover by Toyota, which is a European version of the Scion XD features front wheel drive for the ultimate mileage and if you are willing to sacrifice and get the 4 wheel drive version, you will suffer in life with a combined mileage of 48 mpgHighway mileage is considerably higher which will help make any vacations enjoyable. Al Gore is not happy with this one, so you can forget about it in the U.S.

With a highway mileage of 56 mpg per U.S. gallon, the Nissan Qashqai SUV crossover would be sure to make any carbon tax junkie shiver with dread. Fortunately the American version delivers only 26 highway mpg (22 combined) so the local carbon tax tyrant can rest easy. I would like to ask HOW ON EARTH the difference could be so huge. True, the ultimate mileage is compliments of a diesel engine but that cannot account for such a severe mileage cut. The American version has got to be intentionally de-tuned to deliver horrific comparable mileage. And that is not the end of it, on E85 fuel (Ethanol mix) which is rapidly being forced on the American people, the mileage drops to an amazingly low 18/23which is not only good for the oil companies, it´s damaging to the U.S. economy which would be better off having that money go toward house payments and durable goods. This much of a difference in efficiency between U.S. and European versions is not happening by accident, it can only be intentional economic sabotage.

Here’s a good one

With 78.5 imperial miles per gallon highway, the 1.6 blue motion TDI Volkswagen Passat wagon is definitely forbidden in America, where in the smaller American gallons it would deliver a carbon tax blood curdling 65.4 highway mpg. I never laughed at the 70 mpg carburetor even as a kid. How would that do you on vacation? And even city fuel mileage comes in at over 50 miles per U.S. gallon. Ever see National Lampoons vacation? The car is THAT big. They are flat out banned in America, and if you manage to get one into the states, you will be allowed 30 days to leave with it or it will be impounded and crushed. I looked into this topic, and when it comes to cars like this they really are banned even if purchased elsewhere and really will get taken by the government if you do not get them out of the country on time.

And now, the punch line
This is the 261 MPG Volkswagen. Yeah, that station wagon above, delivering 65 U.S. MPG, looks pretty good for an American family, but 261 mpg is pretty tempting. Perhaps I’d spring for it, and certainly if I managed to get one into Mexico it would not get crushed. But don’t even think about approaching the U.S. border with this one, if 65 MPG from a large station wagon will get your car taken away by the FED, this bad boy would land you in prison.
It ended up getting ridiculed for only achieving a combined mileage of 160 MPG in U.S. gallons (192 combined in Imperial gallons), but come on now, at that point, WHO CARES. Even at 160 MPG combined, which means the highway mpg is well into the 200′s, this particular car exposes the fuel mileage lie so harshly that there is absolutely no recovery or hiding from the truth, even Europeans are getting scammed at 65 mpg while Americans are getting more than raped.

How long are Americans going to continue to tolerate a government that can’t even be honest about fuel economy, all the while that same government back-stabs the American psyche with illusions of wastefulness?

64 U.S. mpg Seat Toledo by Spanish automaker SEAT
If you take the time to wade through all the censorship, you will eventually discover that there are over 20 full sized cars, including 10 SUV’s that get combined mileage figures over 50 U.S. MPG, and that’s not counting econoboxes.
Even Renault has a 4 door hatch back that gets over 80 combined imperial MPG and pushes well over 100 imperial mpg on the highway. ( Megane expression pictured above.) This equates to 65 US MPG combined, 85 mpg highway, and though it is not a full sized car, it could hardly be called an “econobox”.

Americans need to stand up and demand the government to stop censoring search results to prevent Americans from learning the truth elsewhere. Americans need to stand up and call the government on the carpet over the lies that “40 MPG can be achieved in the future” all the while even American car companies such as Ford are producing 65 plus MPG cars for sale on foreign markets right on American soil. Take a look at the image below of the Ford ECOnetic; it’s made right here in the USA but at 65 MPG, cannot be sold here.

It is time to end the lie, and tell these scamming frauds in our government to STICK IT.

If there is any “conspiracy” you could use to wake Americans up, it is this one, these cars are real and not just a bunch of blurry UFO photos. You cannot let the truth slip away on the basis of “the cars not being up to American standards”, especially when those standards are forced to include having always on cell connections to every car.  There is nothing better about American “improvements” or “standards” that is in any way more beneficial to the people than the European counterparts, I’d take a fuel economy improvement over that ANY DAY

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    • Minkey53

      We have to be able to purchase high mpg vehicles here in the UK as we currently pay about $11 gallon for Petrol / Gas. We get ripped off with very high prices compared to you guys in the US with all sorts of other things.

      If you look on Amazon, we pay more in £’s than you do in $’s for the same thing so we are paying nearly double what you are!!

      I think we deserve 60+ mpg cars but again, if they are very exconomical, they are very expensive. How about nearly $50,000 for a Toyota Prius lol. Check it out online if you don’t believe me!

      • ElOregonian

        Nearly triple in some regions of the USSA. My only concern is crashes, now if they were made out of the strongest, lightest weight silica nanofibres – ‘nanowires’ that are 15 times stronger than steel and can be manufactured in lengths potentially of 1000′s of kilometres. Then we’re talking.

        • MooMoo87

          Well, there is something known as crumple zones. I can’t imagine using silica nanofibers would be good unless specifically used in areas that wouldn’t effect the safety that crumple zones provide.

      • PaulTarsuss

        “I will bring to ruin, those ruining the earth” – GOD

    • MileHiLife

      When in high school I had a buddy who’s early 80′s model Honda Civic got 56 mpg. Cool lil car. I think he spent $5 a month on fuel. The technology is there, has always been. Yet we wonder how the oil businesses continue to make record profits, as consumer prices remain based upon speculation?

    • Anonymous

      Nobody wants a lawn mower engine on a skateboard. Gas mileage is greatly overrated. You have to look at the total cost of ownership.

      • Neanderthal

        Say that again when gas is 15 bucks a gallon LOL.

    • explorer of the multiverse

      Mad as hell….
      And to think Stan Myers tried to wake us up decades ago.

    • Anonymous

      Does the US banning these cars surprise you? It doesn’t me

      THIS however does surprise me, WHY isn’t the following news item a BANNER HEADLINE, definitely ABOVE THE FOLD!!! It should be, here at BIN or anywhere else for that matter :!: :!: :!:

      Headline from TURNER RADIO NETWORK……………..

      —- —-

      If that doesn’t get you there, search Turner radio network, OR scroll up and “right click on NEXT and then open in new tab”.. the NEXT is at the bottom of the car article above…

      I think there is the usual censoring happening, even on the free and open alternative media…

      • Decode the World

        Go post a story, it won’t get censored.

      • truthzilla

        Not allowing comment on a story ( not this one, the link obviously) as well as the youtube video on the story is pathetic and cowardly…There often is someone who may add some pertinent information…Accept that you will have trolls and shills, everybody sees them for what they are…

      • TRUTHY1

        Ebola is a shill story that didn’t work ! Gates failed to get the pandemic off the ground even with his GMO mosquitos ! Now he is failing again with the Rockefeller patented Zika. No censorship…just a lack of belief in a lie !

    • Formosa

      Then you’ll have to explain why Porsches, Audi coupes, Ferraris, Bugatis and Maseratis are sold in the USA?? Aren’t they high-mileage?

    • AngelicSlayer23

      Actually last I heard they are allowing some cars with high MPG within the country and as a side effect to that I also read about some states considering taxing people with said cars for every certain amount of miles driven you have to pay a tax since cars are too fuel efficient and petrol companies are supposedly losing money….at least this is the excuse they are using for wanting to put black boxes in people’s cars now….go ahead and google it yourself you will see what I was talking about.

    • gsummit

      I had a 1990 Geo Metro that got 51 MPG. It had plenty of room for 2 adults. I’m 6’5″ so I’m sure that I looked strange driving it but after you were inside no one could tell if you fit or not. Since the people that were seeing me get in or out of the car were not paying my bills, it didn’t matter to me.

    • inveritas

      All politicians are criminals. That’s the simple gist of it!

    • Fohpono

      Back in the 70′s and 80′s, we spent six years overseas and owned many vehicles that got better mpg than vehicles available in the U.S. including a Landcruiser 4WD that got 35 mpg combined with enough torque for me to pull buses out of flooding rivers and cars up steep muddy trails in the Papua New Guinea Highlands. We also owned a 15 seater Toyota van that got 30 mpg and a Mitsubishi minicar that got 50 mpg and was so much fun to drive. I wish I had shipped them back with us when we returned, if only to keep as souvenirs, but I knew they would not be approved for use here. New technology has improved their milleage, but it looks like America has still not changed its bias against them. Our lost!

    • bustattmoveliata

      Just what is the American standard that these cars don’t meet? I guess you need to ask the American standard for who?

    • Hoa Hong

      In most cases, these cars are not banned due to their high mileage, but to lack of certain safety features that they lack, but are required here in the US. The other reason is that to be allowed here the car has to be subjected to an extensive series of tests that costs a huge amount of money and takes a long time to complete. So, the car companies of Europe choose not to spend the time and money to try and export these cars to the US, because the rather small amount of sales they would gain would not make up for the costs incurred.
      The whole idea that they are banned because of their high mileage is just absurd. Try actually reading about the importation process for cars, and you will see that this article is nothing but a bunch of bunk.

    • Hoa Hong

      In most cases, these cars are not banned due to their high mileage, but to lack of certain safety features that they lack, but are required here in the US. The other reason is that to be allowed here the car has to be subjected to an extensive series of tests that costs a huge amount of money and takes a long time to complete. So, the car companies of Europe choose not to spend the time and money to try and export these cars to the US, because the rather small amount of sales they would gain would not make up for the costs incurred.
      The whole idea that they are banned because of their high mileage is just absurd. Try actually reading about the importation process for cars, and you will see that this article is nothing but a bunch of bunk.
      Three federal regulatory agencies. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency (doesn’t meet emissions standards. ) National Highway Safety Standards Act (doesn’t meet ALL of the requirements and until those cars do they will never be allowed to be sold in the US.) USNAM US National Auto Manufacturers (dominated by GM,C: General Motors, China) and right now the toughest thing to do is try to get any of these so called standards changed or updated. The EPA power is the US is now legendary. They are the one big reason many US based manufacturers moved off shore. GE even relocated its International HQ for that sole reason plus tax advantages.
      They have tried, repeatedly to sell those high mileage cars in the US. They simply do not sell. They are tiny, they are NOT designed for American roads (particular in the Western half of the country), they are not safe on entering freeways, and they cost way too much for what you get.

      Just like Hybrids and electric cars don’t sell worth a damn. There are massive subsidies to purchase electric cars, and they STILL can’t sell them.

      And this is NOT because of advertising. It’s because the cars are simply not suitable for real wokld driving.

    • Hoa Hong

      The U.S. has strict emissions laws that make many high-efficiency engines (especially diesel ones) illegal to operate in the U.S. However, it’s the emissions of these engines, not the efficiency, that is illegal. Compliance with U.S. emissions laws often requires reducing the efficiency for various complex reasons
      12 down vote accepted

      There is no law in the US that bans high gas mileage cars. In fact under Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations manufacturers are fined for producing low gas mileage cars.

      There are however regulations that place strict limits on the emissions produced by cars (note – Californian regulations but also used by many other states).

      LEV II Exhaust Mass Emission Standards

      The emissions for the VW Passat 1.6 TDI sold in the UK are as follows (source):

      VOLKSWAGEN Passat Saloon 1.6 CR TDI

      Converting the above data from mg/km to g/mi gives CO Emissions of 0.267 g/mi and NOx Emissions of 0.166 g/mi. So the VW Passat 1.6 TDI can not be sold in any state using the Californian regulations as it emits too much NOx.

    • kmarkou

      Guess Before It’s News didn’t like my post yesterday. Wow. You just deleted it and it wasn’t even offensive. Makes me wonder who is actually running this show…

    • tsimitpo

      I know that to a certain extent this has to be true, but hey – we live in the age of the internet – show us some links to European ads for some of these “banned” vehicles and their better fuel economy. I believe actual ads would make these claims more believable for the skeptics.

    • Ideas Time

      Politicians need to be confronted on this issue so we can hear the lies when they open their mouths.

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