On September 22, two guys in a biodiesel-drinking Jetta are going to drive from Midtown Manhattan to Los Angeles without ever stopping for fuel. And they’re going to do it in two days.
The Jetta is equipped with a primary tank and a second high-capacity tank…as in, a giant extra tank…and the Bio Willie brand biodiesel put in the tank in Manhattan is expected to get them all the way to LA.
The whole point of WillieRun ’08 is to draw attention to the fact that there are other options out there for fuel efficiency than hybrids.
Biodiesel is great in that a little bit goes a long way because of the energy density, and it is carbon neutral. However, there is still the notion of using food for fuel, since biodiesel often comes from corn or soy. But, we know there are several potential ways to get around this, using non-food-based feedstock for biodiesel.
Considering biodiesel is a whole lot better than gas, it’d awesome to be able to get from one end of the states to the other without having to stop for refills.
We think it’s a pretty cool publicity stunt and if it hits the mainstream, will accomplish the goal of the creators. If you also think it’s a cool idea, you might be able to get in on the action for next year’s race.
written by DriftingSon, August 21, 2008
written by Robert Wood, August 21, 2008
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