An alternative fuel with a difference…
We’ve all heard about electric vehicles, and most of us have probably thought about when to make the big switch.
But when it comes to alternative fuels, electric isn’t the only option…
How about a wine powered car?
Oh, and it’s Prince Charles’ car…
AND it’s one of the most iconic cars of all time – an Aston Martin DB5.
If you’re wondering how it works, you’re not alone.
It runs on 85% bioethanol from wine and cheese by-products and 15% unleaded petrol, known as E85.
But it’s not a solution that’ll work for everyone.
I know we get through a fair amount of cheese and wine in the UK, but think of just how much we’d need to be able to run all of our vehicles on it…
Plus, Prince Charles has had A LOT of help from Aston Martin to finetune his 50-year-old classic car.
Emissions and environmental impact are at the heart of the DB5’s conversion, but most of us might have to look to more widely available solutions instead….
It’s hard to convert engines to run on sustainable energy but converting HGVs to run on hydrotreated vegetable oil is one way fleet owners are making changes.
Although, of course, you could always just go electric.
Wine-fuelled vehicles – good idea? Or too much hassle?