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Old 05-03-2011, 03:44 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by cleanspeed1 View Post
Have a question; why is it that when it comes to bringing the more fuel efficient cars, minivans, and trucks to the US market that the usual answer is that they don't meet the emission and crash standards? It doesn't make sense.
The cleanest European diesel are only rated ULEV in California while cars as 2000 prius and 2000 insight are rated SULEV, ie emitting much fewer pollutants, since 2000... Particles, NOx... are pollutants : they kill lifes, while CO2 isn't a pollutant as it doesn't kill anybody (by now... not the same song in 20 years...).

European have obsession about CO2 and diesel have always got the privilege to pollute more... Things seams to change and half a dozen French cities declared to ban old cars (not Euro 2 ie before 10/1997) from their roads before the end of 2011...

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