If Cars Ran On Coffee...
Java and soda can be used as alternative fuels, apparently.
Web2Carz Senior Writer
Published: December 16th, 2011
Many of us use coffee as a fuel to get through our days, but few of us have ever used it in a car. Except for one enterprising Englishman.
Not to be outdone, some New Englanders have used soda and Mentos candies to power their own vehicle.
Fritz Grobe and Stephen Voltz, of Buckfield, Maine, who once got famous on YouTube for dropping Mentos into Diet Coke bottles, have created a single-seat car which is powered by 54 bottles of Coke Zero and 324 Mentos. Dubbed the Mark II, it traveled 239 feet. The Mainers suggest that curious folks not attempt a similar feat at home.
For those who prefer java to soda, Martin Bacon managed to reach 66 mph in a car called the Carpaccino, and that may have been a world record. The vehicle in question is a 35-year-old Rover, which Bacon says he needed because he needed a vehicle with a carburetor. Used coffee granules that were made into pellets were burned, creating the flammable gas he needed.
Previously, Bacon had set a Guinness World Record by driving 210 miles in a coffee-powered 1988 Volkswagen Scirocco.
We’ll keep our coffee in a mug, thanks, no matter how much gas prices rise.Related Vehicles: volkswagen