US Government Prevents 70+ MPG Cars From Being Sold To Keep Tax Revenues High

Most of the world over, you can buy a Volkswagen Passat w/ BlueMotion that gets around 70 mpg, but not in the US.

The US government has deemed the high gas mileage car a threat to its tax revenues, so it has banned the sale of extremely high gas mileage cars in the US. I assure you, I am not joking.

Volkswagon U.S. Specs HERE
Volkswagon U.K. Specs HERE

Note: The Imperial gallon is larger than the U.S. gallon  (source)

4.55 liters  = UK Imperial Gallon

3.79 liters = US gallon

Listen to a man describe his vacation experience, and his resulting shock after discovering that the US government will not allow him to buy a 70 mpg car.

I’m sure readers of this blog are not shocked at all.  The state is a criminal mafia organization that robs its own citizens at gunpoint, engages in mass murder for profit, throws millions of its own citizens into cages for consuming or growing various forms of vegetable matter, and has a long history of imposing slavery, mass imprisonment based on race, along with the mass killing of people who protest its actions.

If you believe the state has your best interests at heart, you have what psychologists call Stockholm Syndrome.  You should seek professional help immediately.


Update:  After reviewing the PSEN article on this issue, it appears more likely that VW has made a voluntary decision not to sell the cars in the US due to poor market performance rather than due to regulations that prohibit its sale.  Not that this changes much, given that gas mileage performance is largely a function of vehicle weight, and vehicle weight is largely a function of the onerous safety regulations that force manufacturers to use heavy frames to meet safety requirements.  This is why a 500 cc motorcycle can achieve 85 US mpg fuel efficiency.  By mandating that all cars use heavy frames for safety purposes, the US government eliminates choice from the consumer market.  You can’t buy a large, high mpg car because you can’t buy a large, light weight, “less safe” vehicle – you simply don’t have that choice because the state took it away from you.


  • anon Snopes seems to take a different stance on this issue.

  • Cmcmahon

    I still want an air car anyway. Check them out at

  • thomas margotta

    mother fuckers.

  • Ascot

    Michaelsuede said, “Call someone”. Call who?! It would be like a condemned man asking the executioner not to hang him; keep in mind that the executioner makes his living by taking the lives of others.
    Politicians from the top to the bottom are like leeches, they suck the life blood from the “working” population in the form of taxes, regardless of party affiliation, that is how they exist, pure and simple.
    You would have stood a much better chance of a nineteenth century hangman showing mercy than what can be expected from the coiffured, manicured ones entrenched in Washington today.
    It makes no difference who is elected, once they get a taste of the gravy train, it’s a case of, Piss on the electorate, who needs THEM?

  • beccarir

    yes…. but if they allow the fuel efficient car…but double the fuel tax as in europe, will that make you happy?

    • earlymusicus

      At least Europeans get something in return for the taxes they pay! Things like free university education for all, great health care for all, protection from unsafe food and products, protection from gun nuts, 6 weeks of paid vacation time for all workers, paid family medical leave (in the U.S., it’s unpaid), free child care, freedom from corporate control of the government. What do we get for our tax money? Gas hog cars, overpaid and over-perked politicians who think they’re royalthy, wars-for-profit that enrich the rich, military goods that benefit only the CEOs and their major investors, unfair tax system that benefits the rich above all. I’ll take the European system over our corrupt crap system of doing things!

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