Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Prince Charles' Car Runs on Wine

Prince Charles has converted his favorite Aston Martin car to run on wine. The car gets about 10 miles to the gallon of the wine and produces 85% less carbon emissions then it did when it ran on gasoline. The Prince gets his wine from a biofuels manufacturer who buys excess wine from a local British wine producer. This gives a whole new meaning to the term "Drink and Drive".


Nomad said...

I am curious to know how this would affect the breathalyzer hidden in the flashlights of most police these days. Of course, it is unlikely that the prince would be stopped for this, but if Americans start trying this tactic then it could make it hard to prove whether they are drunk or their car is drunk.

What is the average cost per mile?

shadowmom1 said...

Wine is currently much more than $5.00 per bottle (more like a quart). But there are probably some alternatives to tasty wine that could be used,if this engine could be made affordable and if it was peppy enough.

CRCHAIR said...

The cost is slightly less than gasoline. The fuel is technically called bioethanol, but it is made from excess wine.