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3.13.2010

GREEN? OR JUST SILLY?

This 1988 Volkswagen Sirocco is not an economy car, running at  between 25 and 50 times the cost of running a car on gas,  

The  car will be driven the 210 miles between Manchester and London powered only by roasted coffee granulesBuilt a team in England from the BBC1 science program, Bang Goes The Theory, the car will go on display at the Big Bang science fair in Manchester to show how fuels other than conventional petrol and diesel can power vehicles. 

The car, nicknamed Carpuccino, is calculated to run three miles per kilo of ground coffee - the equivalent of about 56 espressos per mile!  That means the trip will use the equivalent of 11,760 espressos, and the team will have to take 'coffee breaks' roughly every 30 to 45 miles to pour in more granules.  More info here.


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