May 15, 2012 11:44 AM Subscribe
A new world record for fuel efficiency has been set.
posted by mecran01 (133 comments total)
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John and Helen Taylor drove a a 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI SE for 1,626.1 miles, averaging 84.1 miles per gallon, using hypermiling techniques. The EPA lists the vehicle at 31 mpg city and 43 highway.
Meanwhile, youtube user "Fidallyb" is upset
because the BlueMotion TDI Passat he rented while vacationing in Europe got over 78 mpg and yet isn't available in the United States.
Here are five more fuel efficient cars you can't buy in the United States.
(and yes, he adjusted for differences between the Imperial and US gallons, and claims that the Bluemotion TDI is being kept out of the country because it will reduce tax revenues). According to YT commenters (granted, not the best research source) the BlueMotion TDI meets US emissions standards.