How to ummm....save gas!

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  1. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

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    Sewage powered VW Beetle hits the road in Bristol
    A Volkswagen Beetle powered by gas from sewage has taken to the road for the first time in Britain.
    By Ben Leach
    Published: 11:16AM BST 05 Aug 2010

    The Bio-Bug was launched on Thursday by Wessex Water, which is generating methane from human waste at a sewage treatment works near Bristol.

    The company claims the prototype is able to cover 10,000 miles annually on the waste from 70 households....


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    The converted Beetle car that runs on methane gas Photo: SWNS

    The seventy households needed can be reduced to 30 if the families regularly eat at Taco Bell. :innocent:
     
  2. Soulmagent

    Soulmagent Well-Known Member

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    I heard it was a crappy ride.

    10,000 Miles from 70 households a year. So if I x's that by five I would need 350 households poop to cover the what my hubby drives.

    Now I will spend the next few hours trying to get that thought out of my head.
     
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    :laugh:

    I also noticed they failed to mention what it smells like if you're driving behind it. :sick:
     
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    nervous_nellie Carpe Noctem

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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/new...red-145mph-racing-car-made-of-vegetables.html

    A new racing car made of vegetables and powered by chocolate can hit speeds of 145 miles per hour. Designers hoped the environmentally-friendly technology used in their car, launched last year, will be adopted by Formula 1 teams such as McLaren and world champions Ferrari. The car, named ecoF3, has a steering wheel made of carrots, a body made of potatoes and a seat made of soybeans.

    i think i like this idea better :)

    but there are always other options...

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/news/7931563/Bio-bug-human-waste-car-alternative-fuels.html
     
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    Steely Dan Former Member

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    I respectfully disagree, using chocolate for anything but eating is sooooo wrong that it should be illegal. JMO

    :furious:
     
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    nervous_nellie Carpe Noctem

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    yeah - your right ... but i would really like to know just how much it would cost to fill the tank with chocolate??
     
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    Soulmagent Well-Known Member

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    I have to say if a was in an accidented I would rather it be in the soybean carrot, chocolate car than the methane gas car.

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    You make a good point. I'd rather have chocolate all over me as I waited for the ambulance! :thumb:
     

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