Gas Saving Car not allowed in USA,

@Kowgirl (3492)
United States
January 14, 2008 3:28pm CST
The new TaTa Nano Car is reported as getting 50 or more MPG but from what I can find the USA will never allow it to be sold here. It seems as if they are doing everything they can to take every penny we make as well as raising gas prices. I would think the USA would be the first to get one of these cars so they could make them here. Then I saw that the same company funded another car that runs on AIR Yes, I said air....but that too will never be allowed to be sold in the USA. Why do you think this is?
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@KrauseHome (33218)
• United States
15 Jan 08
Where have you heard this, because I thought that they were going to allow people to get the Car that ran on air here? Well, sometimes the reason they do not allow these types of cars in the USA at first, could be the price, as sometimes that could be quite expensive to import them here. I guess all we can do is wait and see, but if these are going to be as expensive as some of the cars like the Smart Cars, etc. how many could afford these anyway? Yes, they might save on expenses but if they are expensive to buy, the average person would never afford them anyways. Just my thoughts.
@youdontsay (3503)
• United States
15 Jan 08
I understand that the issues is the safety features are not present in these cars as yet. They expect to have them up to standard in five years. Crash tests failed miserably.
@nuffsed (1275)
15 Jan 08
I am not surprised that an Indian car is not being allowed into the USA if it is on the basis of road safety standards which may well need some modification. However the number one seller at the moment (or certainly in recent times) Toyota, have been producing family size estate cars that run on diesel and will return 50+ mpg (over distance at 50mph) for over ten years. I am sure these are available in the USA. Toyota cars are exceptionally well built and top the reliability charts. Anything over two litres should be taxed as a luxury no longer to be encouraged. IMHO. Not until a Kucinich, Gravel, or even a Paul or an Edwards, makes it to The Whitehouse will common sense over rule corporate greed. You guys will keep voting for corporate puppets and the world justifiably cringes.
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@Wario_1 (969)
• Sweden
14 Jan 08
Its sound like that the whole thing is just screwed up. Majbe they want to press alot of money out of car owners, since the air car uses much less gas than regular cars they would not make as much money as they want. Preserving nature and the Eco system isnt interesting, because it doesnt either raise their stocks or give any income. Can't understand why such cars should not be allowed to be bought in USA, i think now as to many times money plays a key role in that decision.
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@carmelanirel (21108)
• United States
14 Jan 08
Who exactly is making this cars? Maybe it's someone the USA doesn't feel we should support..
• United States
14 Jan 08
This is very simple, Bush has his hand in the cookie jar of the oil companies, and having these cars will seriously deplete the cookie count. It will be interesting to see if Capitol Hill's opinion on these cars will change once Bush is gone. These cars will never be sold here, but that does that mean we can't go online or on the phone, buy one, and have it shipped here?
@AD11RGUY (1268)
• United States
15 Jan 08
If the vehicle doesn't meet the U.S. safety standards, it will not be allowed for use on U.S. roads. So even if you manage to get it shipped here, you will never be able to register nor insure it and thus, never legally drive it here.
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• United States
15 Jan 08
Boo, there's always a catch isn't there. I would believe that a car that ran on air would be a lot safer than one that runs on internal combustion, but then again, since Bush doesn't want them here, he would find some sort of small technicality that would prevent it from passing the standard here. *Sigh* I'm moving to Canada.
@hd1027 (257)
• United States
16 Jan 08
that is nothing, compared to GM that pulled a 1000 electric vehicles of the road (already presold to owners?)in 1998 it is al oil interest and lobbyists and money , politics and greed!