Saturday, August 7, 2010
Following the less-than-enthusiastic public reaction to Government Motors new $41,000 Chevy Volt, an electric car which goes only 40 miles on a battery charge, it's time for Washington DC to turn their attentions to using their most plentiful natural resource via the Bio-Bug: a new car which runs off of human waste.
Specifically, the modified VW bug runs off of the methane gas produced as human waste breaks down. Developers say that the (ahem) raw material from just 70 homes can power the car for up to 10,000 miles.
Which, if we're doing the math right, means that Congress could power an infinite number of cars, traveling to the farthest reaches of the universe, at approximately twice the speed of light!
Hope n' Change applauds the inventors of the Bio-Bug and, if a prototype of the car really is sent to Washington, we sincerely hope they've included really, really good brakes.