Volkswagen’s New 300 MPG Car Not Allowed in America Rumor-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
Bloggers are reporting that Volkswagen’s new 300 MPG car will not be allowed in America because it is too fuel efficient and would cut into the profits of oil companies.
A spokesman for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) told the TruthorFiction.com Team that this eRumor is hoax.
There are no regulations in EPA’s Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards that would make Volkswagen’s 300 mpg car illegal to drive or sell in America.
Volkswagen unveiled a prototype of its XL1 coup, a hybrid diesel-electric car that gets more than 300 mpg at the QATAR International Motor Show in February 2014. Click here to see a video.
The XL1 is a concept car, which means it was made to demonstrate new styling or technology. Volkswagen hadn’t announced plans to mass-produce it as of April 2014. Components of the prototype will likely be used to improve current Volkswagen models, according to autocar.co.uk.