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Volkswagen’s New 300 MPG Car Not Allowed In America Because It Is Too Efficient

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You won’t find the 300 MPG Volkswagen XL1 in an American showroom, in fact it has even been denied a tour of America because it is too efficient for the American public to be made widely aware of, and oil profits are too high in America with the status quo in place. No tour has been allowed for this car because the myth that 50 mpg is virtually impossible to obtain from even a stripped down econobox is too profitable to let go of, and when it comes to corporate oil profits, ignorance is bliss.

Years ago I had calculated that it should be possible to get a small car to exceed 100 mpg by putting parallel direct to cylinder water injectors side by side with the fuel injectors, and using the exhaust manifold to preheat the water so it would enter the cylinders as dry steam, thus providing added expansion (which drives the engine) while allowing the combustion process to proceed without reducing it’s efficiency. But I was obviously wrong with my calculations, because they were in fact over 2x conservative.

The 100 mpg carburetor was indeed a reality, and the Volkswagen XL1 proves it with only straightforward nothing special technology we have had since the 1970?s.Though the XL1 can be plugged in to deliver a 40 mile all electric drive, it does not need to be plugged in EVER to achieve 300 mpg. And it does not cheat in any way to achieve the rating, it weighs over 1,700 pounds, has normal tires, and delivers a very good driving experience with a governed top speed of 99 mph. The XL1 could reach a top speed in excess of 110 mph absent governor and turns in a 0-60 time of 11.5 seconds which is by no means leisurely for a car designed for efficiency. The XL1 in no way cheats on performance to hit it’s rating. It is simply the car we should have always had, and have had taken from us in the name of oil profits.

Though the XL1 can hit 300 mpg under ideal driving conditions, it’s combined mileage is usually a little over 200 mpg, and if you do city driving only that will drop to a minimum of 180 mpg under the worst driving conditions. But I’d be happy with that no doubt.


What does that kind of fuel economy really mean?

If the XL1 was equipped with an 18 gallon fuel tank, and you did all highwaydriving, you could fill it up with an oil change and when the next change was due you could change the oil and keep driving without filling up for and additional 2,400 miles. But it comes with a much smaller fuel tank, because if it could go that long on a single tank chances are the fuel would foul before it got used. The tank is only 2.6 gallons to prevent fuel age related problems from happening. So fill ups are cheap.

Many of the publications which speak about the XL1 did so when it was a concept car predicted to get right around 250 MPG. But in 2014, after extensive testing of cars now produced, test drivers report economy above 300 mpg under the correct driving conditions, which would be close to sea level, a flat straight road with no stops, and reasonable speeds. To get rid of miles/imperial/U.S. gallon confusion, in the metric system the XL1 is rated to deliver 100 kilometers per litre. Translated for the U.S., that means approximately 65 miles per quart.

I remember how I laughed at the Smart Fortwo, because even a full size 4 doorChevy Impala significantly beat the “Smart’s” fuel economy, and with the Impala you would get a whole car. The Volkswagen XL1 is clearly the two seater the Smart should have been if it really was what the name implies, and the XL1 is in contrast, a car I’d be proud to be seen in.

You will NOT see the Xl1 in America,

Even it’s far less efficient 85 mpg non hybrid full size station wagon counterpart – the Jetta TDI blue motion wagon (, which is made in America is banned from American roads. And I would like to ask why? What excuse is there for banning highly efficient cars from American roads?

One excuse is that “they don’t meet American crash test standards”, but the real truth is that the Fed simply refused to ever crash test them because of what they are, in Europe even the XL1 is considered to be a very safe car in crashes, and the Jetta station wagon is obviously even safer and you CAN buy the non TDI versions of the exact same car in America. The only thing different is the engine, WHAT GIVES?

The answer is obvious. Simply for the sake of raking in huge profits from $4 a gallon gas, getting guzzled at 10X the rate it should be, the corporations have via campaign contributions and other types of pay outs succeeded in getting the FED to legislate the best cars off the road for irrelevant trumped up reasons.

The XL1 will not meet American emission standards NOT because it is not clean enough, it will not meet them simply because inefficient parts that are mandated by the EPA are not part of the XL1?s power train. We will never see truly clean running and efficient cars in America, because the FED has mandated that American cars be intentionally stifled by horribly fuel wasting parts that add to the cost of the vehicle and do absolutely NO GOOD, how much more efficient and clean can you get than 300 mpg? The exhaust from the Xl1 has to, by simple math and the laws of physics, run at the theoretical threshold of emissions perfection.

All is not rosy for Europe however


The Xl1 is SO MUCH the car that the oil companies do not want that there will only be 2,000 made. And no production line was set up for them, they are all hand made. And irrelevant “lightweight” parts are added to the frame, consisting of carbon fiber and other exotic materials to add to the mystique. But the materials and production limits are a load of BUNK, the car STILL weighs over 1,700 pounds, if it weighed just 100 pounds more everything exotic could be removed, because “exotic materials” are not doing much anyway, they are just marketing.

Cost is not the issue either Even after being hand made with “exotic” materials in an intentionally limited edition, the Xl1 still only costs $60,000. There is a lot more of a market for this car than 2,000 units at that price, have no doubt, this car is being held back on purpose. If it can be hand made for that little, automated assembly lines could do it for half. And if a 1,700 plus pound Xl1 can get 300 mpg, a 3,400 pound Chevy Truck should be able to deliver at least 150 MPG, the Xl1 lays the mileage scam bare, with every hybrid that gets 40 mpg and every truck off the line that gets 20, Americans are getting the shaft and they do not even realize it.

I was first infatuated and impressed with the 85mpg Volkswagen TDI Blue Motion wagon and wished I could get one in America (when I was still there), and then the 300 mpg Xl1 came along, what a rude awakening and slap in the face for the American car buyer.

184 Comments on "Volkswagen’s New 300 MPG Car Not Allowed In America Because It Is Too Efficient"

  1. Andy on Wed, 29th Oct 2014 5:35 pm 

    This is such a load of bull. Not only does the article get many facts wrong (the Jetta wagon is not built in the US, it’s assembled in Toluca, Mexico). But, this car was never intended to be sold in the US. VW loses money on each example sold and is only doing this as a PR move to test new technologies in the same way it does with the Bugatti Veyron. Since, it was never meant to be sold outside of Europe (or the few examples to make their way over to China), its greenhouse is too low to the ground for safety. If you, in an XL1 get into an accident with a taller vehicle such as a GMC Yukon, you’ll get your head sliced off by the bumper of the Yukon.

    This author is an idiot.

  2. jeff case on Wed, 29th Oct 2014 5:43 pm 

    that car wound note pass the crash standards. so why think that i would b for sale in the US..

  3. big al on Wed, 29th Oct 2014 5:53 pm 

    great story, I have owned VW’s for years. After owning an o9 Jetta TDI Sportwagon 6 speed for 120,000 mi, the proof is in the pudding. 50mpg was achieved on any longer trips I took. I think the reason Diesel fuel jumped so high was because of that threat. Vw to me is still the leader in automobile achievements for the masses.And more of them have over 100 miles than any other brand.My New Nissan cant touch the quality put into VW products

  4. LOL on Wed, 29th Oct 2014 6:06 pm 

    rubbish. I want my 2 minutes back for reading this…

  5. Nonyabiz on Wed, 29th Oct 2014 6:29 pm 

    2.6 gallon tank has nothing to do with fouling the gas Your gas in your garage for the lawnmower sits for years sometimes and still works fine. As long as nothing can get into it.. don’t get the sludge at thebottom. Regardless if they used pressure energy they could have an engine that never requires pluggin in or filling up.. well cept 1 time.

  6. Kurt on Wed, 29th Oct 2014 6:34 pm 

    All you imbeciles that need to attack this readers comments and portray this author as a conspiracy nut is exactly what is wrong with this country. You hold this country back and allow money to rule public policy due to a corrupt system. Do not get me wrong because I love this country but I am sickened at what it has become. I have not yet vetted this article and I am sure there may be inaccuracies and some exaggerations. However, I highly suspect that the main premise behind his words is accurate. I am fairly confident cost would be higher due to sheer demand. However, don’t we need to make these strides as a nation without special interests holding us back by greasing the hands of our politicians. To reflect on technological advancements in this country I think about an old girlfriends Ford Festiva which had to be made approximately 25 years ago. It was the ugliest non aerodynamic car I can remember yet it got about 50 mpg back then. If you don’t think special interests through government are restricting efficiency capabilities based on current technology then you are another fool that adds to a sea of fools that are merely herded lambs being directed by a corrupt government. I would suggest thoroughly vetting a source before blaming the messenger. And for the person that felt it necessary to point out a grammatical error from the posts, get a life.

  7. thomas teall on Wed, 29th Oct 2014 6:38 pm 

    Typical government intervention and exploiting everybody but the rich.

  8. Larry on Wed, 29th Oct 2014 6:38 pm 

    I was a Navy radial engine mechanic in the 60’s and some of the older and larger engines used water injection for more power on climb out. To my knowledge, they didn’t get greater fuel efficiency. But it’s a good thought. Perhaps some genius will come up with something really efficient in the near future. As for the 300 mpg VW, in your dreams!

  9. Creed on Wed, 29th Oct 2014 6:39 pm 

    Water injection has been around far longer than the 70’s and available as an add on to any injection or fuel system as a kit in Europe for just as long. In the US you have to import or make your own. Not too complex. It’s also used in turbine aircraft engines to boost power for hard take offs. Was used in many WWII fighters for added power during hard maneuvers. Why it’s not making it the US is anyone’s guess but am sure it won’t take long as the basic tech is public domain.

  10. Razrubilvse on Wed, 29th Oct 2014 6:40 pm 

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  11. b.langille jr on Wed, 29th Oct 2014 6:41 pm 

    If Preston Tucker could build a 6000lb plus car that was able to get 30 plus mpg at over 100mph for a 24hr period then the tecnology of today is very capable of producing fuel milages greater than 100mpg on a full size 6000lb truck but because the car manufacturers and fuel companies are in bed together so anyone that tries to fight them end up out of business and on false drug charges like deloreon or blackballed like tucker.

  12. Tony Hawk on Wed, 29th Oct 2014 6:42 pm 

    Yeah ok, instead of helping the economy and the enviornment lets spend more money putting gas in our cars destroying the earth and ozone layer.

  13. jCorpeno on Wed, 29th Oct 2014 6:47 pm 

    My wagon has only one horsepower and go over 20 miles with a single bucket of water

  14. chales on Wed, 29th Oct 2014 6:50 pm 

    300mpg is not a hard thing..most of the fuel is not burned in the cilnder its vapoized in the hot exaust pipe..if you vaporize the fuel first an mix it with air it will combust very the 20tys an 30rys motorcycles used a vapor carb. That did this..any enginear knows this..

  15. Wayne on Wed, 29th Oct 2014 6:52 pm 

    Here’s another conspiracy theory for you – okay it is MY theory only.

    The main reason oil is suddenly getting cheaper and cheaper is so that people will stop buying electric vehicles so people will stop making them and forget the idea. If gas went to $6-8, then there would be blood in the streets clamoring to have more electric vehicles.

  16. Jason on Wed, 29th Oct 2014 7:22 pm 

    “If the XL1 was equipped with an 18 gallon fuel tank, and you did all highwaydriving, you could fill it up with an oil change and when the next change was due you could change the oil and keep driving without filling up for and additional 2,400 miles”….if this article is trying to tout oil companies profits, why is it featuring a statistic created from oil companies themselves that we must change our automotive oil every 3000 miles when this has proven to be a hyped up number. In today’s engines and oil quality, one should change every 5000-7000 miles. That’s a 50% reduction in oil right there.

  17. David on Wed, 29th Oct 2014 7:43 pm 

    The real culprit keeping types of innovations off our road is the Taxman. The government makes more money off of each gallon of gas than the oil companies do. CA is now going to tax by mile which will be the norm so our political class can continue to live in the style to which they have be come accostomed…

  18. Mike Seib on Wed, 29th Oct 2014 7:49 pm 

    The bottom line is “efficiency does not make money”.

  19. RONNIE on Wed, 29th Oct 2014 8:07 pm 

    Yea, like big oil controls the import rules ? LIES …..the REAL reason is gas TAX !! its already becoming an issue with electric cars and hybrids, govt is crying the boo hoo money blues because they’re not reaping in huge $$$$ in taxes !! High mileage cars will NEVER save you money, it will always be a wash …like electricity, buy $10. light bulbs and EPA kills coal and electric rises and you’re paying even more! It happens with water, nat. gas. and gasoline.

  20. Walford Sterling on Wed, 29th Oct 2014 8:08 pm 

    Break the apostrophe key off your computer.

  21. James A. Hellams on Wed, 29th Oct 2014 8:16 pm 

    If you are interested in greater energy efficiency in a car or truck, I offer the following suggestions, that are more realistic.

    First, and most importantly, check on the rear axle ratio (final drive ratio). The higher the number to one the less energy efficient the vehicle is. For example, a 3.42 to one ratio uses more energy to propel the vehicle than a 3.08 to one ratio axle. When ordering a car from a dealer, ask the dealer to install the lowest ratio to one that is available.

    Secondly, ignore completely the recommended tire pressure for the vehicle. Instead, take up the tires to the maximum pressure of the tires. This will dramatically reduce the rolling resistance of the tires; and give you the optimum fuel economy the vehicle can deliver. By doing this, you come closer to the ideal rolling resistance of steel wheel on steel rail. Which is why the railroads will always be the most energy efficient means of transportation we will ever have.

    Third, be absolutely scrupulous about keeping the wheels properly aligned. Out of alignment wheels act as if you had your foot on the brakes all the time.

    Fourth, consider using a higher grade of fuel; as this will permit the engine computer to set the timing of the spark for the greatest energy efficiency.

    Again, the above steps are entirely practical; and can be realistically achieved.

  22. Madmot on Wed, 29th Oct 2014 8:28 pm 

    I have an 01 1.9L TDI Jetta,5 spd, with 255K miles on it. We’ve had it for 9 years in cooler areas and 65 MPH speed limits we routinely see 51 MPG. In Tx with 85 MPH speed limits and AC running constant I only see 42 MPG. Now we bought a 2010 TDI sport wagon 2.0 TDI 6 spd when my wife got nervous about the reliability of a car with over 200k. That car will not break the 42 MPG barrier in the Ohio area. The EPA stuff added back in O2 I think killed the mileage on the little diesels.
    As far as the vapor carbs I had a 75 Monte Carlo back in the late 80’s when I was in the Navy 350 small block, 350 turbo tranny. An older mechanic I befriended in CA where I was stationed rerouted my vacuum lines after a conversation we had about the vapor carb. On a trip from CA to NY I got 34 MPG so long as I stayed above 1/2 a tank. If you went below 1/2 a tank it sucked the fuel like a 5 year old with Koolaid. I’m not exactly sure of what he did and I screwed it up when I rebuilt the motor at 150k. I know it had something to do with drawing vapor from the vent line off the purge canister. I was missing the vacuum breaker off that line so I think he was using the vapor off of the top of the tank and drawing it thru one of the ports on the quadrajet.
    My point this stuff works people. Why it’s not utilized… well I’ll leave that to the conspiracy theorists.

  23. Hunter on Wed, 29th Oct 2014 9:22 pm 

    You are a fool if you don’t think the oil companies are running the show in the U.S. The evidence is so overwhelming, there’s zero room for argument.

  24. JC on Wed, 29th Oct 2014 9:25 pm 


  25. Makati1 on Wed, 29th Oct 2014 9:34 pm 

    A new record for rants! YAH!

    The $60,000 low low price means you need an income of at least $120,000 per year to afford it. That’s a $60 per hour job. LMAO

  26. Robert Gelzhiser on Wed, 29th Oct 2014 9:46 pm 

    If Americans believe government and oil companies aren’t behind preventing high mileage per gallon vehicles “I MAKE ONE STATEMENT AND ASK TWO QUESTIONS.”
    America has put mobile vehicles on the moon years ago that perform numerous complicated functions daily by remote control (I guess) that have roamed the dusty moon for years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    #1 Do you believe there are gas stations on the moon?
    #2 Do you believe there are Jiffy Lubes on the moon?

  27. JL MEALER on Wed, 29th Oct 2014 10:06 pm 

    The Mealer Automobile was another one of these styles of incredible fuel mileage automobiles. General Motors and the UST shut down production before it ever began.

    Still have prototypes and waiting for the opportunity. It’ll be a hemp car, by the way…

    JL Mealer

  28. JL MEALER on Wed, 29th Oct 2014 10:07 pm 

    One last thing… They will be sold at roughly $20K because GM needs to go down.

  29. cary on Wed, 29th Oct 2014 10:07 pm 

    gas companys , car companys and goverment are money hoggs

  30. Brian on Wed, 29th Oct 2014 10:51 pm 

    I invented a car that got 500 mpg and ran on orange juice but the government won’t let me sell it. I do however have a huge supply of tin foil to make hats out of if anyone needs some.

  31. Terry Eaton on Wed, 29th Oct 2014 11:12 pm 

    I was always told ,if you want to know the truth,follow the money honey!Think about it!For every gallon of gas sold the Feds get a cut.the oil companies get their cut,the car companies get their cut because 300mpg burn clean,dont wear out.If they dont wear out,they dont sell millions of vehicles!Dont think these people wouldnt do this to us.ask the native americans ???

  32. Jeannine Camarda on Wed, 29th Oct 2014 11:17 pm 

    In May 1984 I bought a Jetta turbo diesel 4 door sedan. I got 53mpg on the highway and 43mpg in town. In cold weather I plugged the car into the house current to keep the radiator warm. The car performed like a BMW. I paid $10500.00 which included an air conditioner. I drove to Quebec City that fall and spent about $10 for gas which was about a tank full. The car lasted 16 years and finally gave out. Great car and great mileage at the time.

  33. GregT on Wed, 29th Oct 2014 11:20 pm 


    The 200 that they are going to produce are selling for $160,000 a piece. This article has already been completely debunked, for the drivel that it really is.

    Amazing what came out of the woodwork over this. Must have hit a nerve.

  34. Moosiah on Wed, 29th Oct 2014 11:31 pm 

    ? I have a ’81 Volkswagen Rabbit- with 380,000 miles on it- it still gets 55 mpg on freeway trips and 45 in city driving in San Fransisco …. keeper .. got a 1 ton ford van – w 7.3 diesel engine and 5 spd trans it gets 22 mpg … w 2,000 #s of stuff in the back ..

  35. Richard on Wed, 29th Oct 2014 11:33 pm 

    When you steal a story from The Onion, at least give proper credit. This car is pure unobtainium.

  36. Michael on Wed, 29th Oct 2014 11:45 pm 

    I was more impressed with Matthew’s knowledge of basic English than the fantasy of the story. Well done Matthew!

  37. buddyedgewood on Thu, 30th Oct 2014 12:03 am 

    So many inaccuracies in this ‘article’. This must be a parody website.

  38. john on Thu, 30th Oct 2014 12:09 am 

    well looks like the Elio
    its a car that is about to go into production in the usa and gets 84mpg and is only 6800usd made in LA.×406.jpg

  39. Northwest Resident on Thu, 30th Oct 2014 12:13 am 

    GregT — Yeah! Amazing.

  40. GentleBen on Thu, 30th Oct 2014 12:42 am 

    1982 VW Rabbit Diesel LS averaged 50 mpg on 1980’s era fuel.
    1986 Chevrolet Sprint, a 3 cylinder Japanese gasoline fuel auro with more interior space than a Rabbit averaged 50 mpg. The Rabbit was injected, the Sprint carbureted. Those were actual road tested miles – not estimates. Neither car was more than $10,000 fully equ. The VW had 14″ tires, the Sprint 12″ tires

  41. cricket23 on Thu, 30th Oct 2014 3:27 am 

    The Tucker car comes to mind.

  42. Critter Waterman on Thu, 30th Oct 2014 3:36 am 

    Looks like the new Elio that is coming out in September of 2015. But it is “only” suppose to get 68MPG (US) city and 84MPG (US) Highway.

  43. jules r on Thu, 30th Oct 2014 5:25 am 

    What a fake title ! Guess again
    Cost is way out of line with reality to market these and they are being made for the sake of technology / enjineering etc .

  44. mike on Thu, 30th Oct 2014 6:44 am 

    Too bad it cant come to the states anyway. I bought a Ford Escort Diesel
    in 1984 that had 64/79 MPG on the sticker, why not more MPG today!!!

  45. Angus on Thu, 30th Oct 2014 6:50 am 

    Dude, time to change the aluminum foil on your helmet, some rays are getting through again!

  46. Makati1 on Thu, 30th Oct 2014 7:35 am 

    GregT, even better! $160K each and that is a $320,000 annual income or $160 per hour. Gonna sell a few million at that price? Where? Not on this earth.

  47. Madeleke J.K on Thu, 30th Oct 2014 7:52 am 

    American are the most renowned propaganda makers around the world, let alone their selfish and inhuman behavior!Volkswagen has done a wonderful improvevement in this edition!let people who knows wat fuel-efficient mobility facilities means enjoy da most of it!shame on u Americans!….

  48. Ralph on Thu, 30th Oct 2014 7:53 am 

    Here is a MSM drive report on an XL1 drive train put into an VW econobox.

    This is a concept car, to show what happens in the real world. You get a car that is expensive, slow, noisy, unsafe (by US standards) cramped and uncomfortable, but it will do 200mpg

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