BANNED in USA – American cars that sell in Europe and do 60+ miles per gallon
In 2006 when Michael and I went to Cannes, France, we rented a very nice medium-sized Citroen van which took diesel and was so fuel-efficient, it did 60 miles to the gallon.
We were very surprised to find that this kind of car was so readily available, and would have loved to have taken it back with us. (We later learned, when you visit Europe, ask for a small car. We were given a “free upgrade” at the time, not realizing that the knowing ones all want small cars. Parking spaces are so small that you are much more likely to end up with a big scratch on the car, from other drivers, as we did. When traveling to Europe, always be sure to use one of those gold credit cards with the free auto insurance before you leave).
Looking into this further, it turns out that we would not have been allowed to bring it back. Our 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 much higher environmental standards than the US.
Who makes these super-high-mileage cars? BMW, Toyota, Nissan, Volkswagen. Read on to find out what the rest of the world can have, but we Americans cannot.
Imagine how much less air pollution there would be if everyone had cars that did 60 miles to the gallon? Wouldn’t that help increase the health of people enormously?
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.