A Solution to Climate Change? Wine.
Attention all wine-sipping Royal watchers. Prince Charles now drives a sports car fueled entirely by a white-wine-based biofuel. (Naturally, only English wine is allowed). Charles’ practice is part of the British Royal Family’s determination to find eco-friendly alternatives to gasoline for their vehicles. When the Prince asked engineers at Aston Martin to transform his Volante DB6 into a wine-guzzling automobile, they were skeptical. “The engineers at Aston said, ‘Oh, it’ll ruin the whole thing,’” Prince Charles reported. “I said, ‘Well I won’t drive it then.’ So, they got on with it, and now they admit that the car runs better and is more powerful than it was on petrol.” While “wine stations” may not replace gas stations anytime soon, we like where this innovation is going. But wait—there’s more good news: according to Prince Charles, driving a wine-powered car “smells delicious as you’re driving along.” (SRM)