28 Feb '13, 10pm

Video: Coffee-Powered Pickup Sets New Speed Record

Video: Coffee-Powered Pickup Sets New Speed Record

Yeah, 65 mph isn’t exactly fast, but gasification is sort of a “last resort” technology that has been around for over a century. They reached their peak popularity during World War II, when gasoline was in short supply. Bacon has built other coffee-powered vehicles before, including a Volkswagen Scirocco, and a Rover SD1, but the pickup was commissioned by The Co-Operative to mark their 10th anniversary of using only fair trade coffee. Bacon last set a coffee-powered speed record in the Scirocco, averaging a 66.5 mph top speed . We assume the new record pertains to gasification-powered trucks.

Full article: http://gas2.org/2013/02/28/video-coffee-powered-pickup-se...

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