News: Car-puccino Runs Purely on Coffee

Car-puccino Runs Purely on Coffee

Car-puccino Runs Purely on Coffee

Another creation by Bang Goes the Theory, the "car-puccino" is a 1988 Volkswagen Scirocco powered solely by roasted coffee granules.

Car-puccino Runs Purely on Coffee

Daily Mail reports,

"The car will be driven the 210 miles between Manchester and London powered only by roasted coffee granules. It 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 team calculates the Carpuccino will do three miles per kilo of ground coffee - the equivalent of about 56 espressos per mile.

The journey will use about 70 kilos of ground coffee which, at supermarket prices of between £13 and £26 a kilo depending on brand and quality, will cost between £910 and £1,820, or between 25 and 50 times the £36 cost of petrol for the journey."

How does it work? Check out the diagram below.

Car-puccino Runs Purely on Coffee

2 Comments

reading the description, it feels like if it is more charcoal than coffee fueled.

uh oh.
BBC left red-faced when car-puccino breaks down...
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1257277/Coffee-powered-car-breaks-running-caffeine.html?ITO=1490

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