• Feb 23, 2011
Planters Nutmobile – Click above for high-res image gallery

Mr. Peanut can't be relegated to just any automobile. After all, as the face of Nabisco's Planters division and as one of the most beloved (though just a wee bit creepy, if we're being honest) mascots in American history, Sir Nut needs a ride suitable of his stature. And, since he's apparently over 12 feet tall and carries a six-foot-long cane, we're talking some significant stature.

Fittingly then, Planters has seen fit to replace Mr. Peanut's old set of wheels with a brand new Nutmobile. And this is no ordinary Nutmobile... if such a thing actually existed. Based on a 2011 Isuzu NPR truck with a diesel engine running a five-percent mixture of biodiesel (oddly, though, it's not actually nut-based), this latest Nutmobile will be making appearances all around the country to "promote the peanut lifestyle" and draw support for The Corps Network.

According to The New York Times, this latest Nutmobile is quite the green machine. In addition to the biodiesel blend, it features "a wind turbine, solar panels, LED interior lighting, recycled parts and wood floors reclaimed from a 19th century Pennsylvania barn." Guess it's not very nutty after all, is it?

[Source: Wired, The New York Times]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      What? I thought the Chevy Volt was the Nutmobile. Three motors to drive down the road, that is nuts. It should be a movie, " Three motors and a baby battery"
        BipDBo
        • 3 Years Ago
        First I lol'd.
        Then I was like what? 3 motors? I thought it was 2.
        Than I thought that you must have meant the gas engine to be the third motor.

        How about "3 motors and a federal subsidy?"
        BipDBo
        • 3 Years Ago
        Then I lol'd again.
        Then I lost my train of thought and sat there with a blank expression on my face for an unknown period of time.
        Then I thought, "Woah, peanut car! I'm so hungry. I wonder if it runs off of peanut oil."
        Then I thought, "Would that be like, cannibalism?"
        Than I took another puff.
        Then I thought, "Maybe I should move to California where electric cars are free and they sell this sh*t out of coke machines."
        Then I thought, "Hey what if they put a fan on top of the thing so that when it drove down the highway, the fan could recharge the batteries. Wait, it's already got one! Sweet! Take that, Bush!"
        • 3 Years Ago
        Don't be ridiculous Bi-Di-Bop, Bush was the first one to figure out a wind mill on top of your car would create perpetual motion, this would put the 9 million Americans that work in the oil industry out of work so windmills were ban from cars, the EV1 was crushed, Hummers were given tax breaks and plans were made to invade Iraq.

        Bush and Hommer Simpson also knew that Rock and Roll achieved perfection in 1976, it is a scientific fact!
        • 3 Years Ago
        Ah Bip-Di-Bo, you are not allowed to laugh out loud at the Volt you will be starred down. Folks around here take there "Three motors and a ICE subsidy" very seriously.

        As for the nutmobile, Rudolf Diesel always intended the diesel engine to run off peanut oil his original diesel engine is still running today off peanut oil in amuseme. However Rockefeller and his small corporation Standard Oil had other plans for the diesel engines fuel. Rockefeller supported prohibition of alcohol to stop the model T's, A's from using alcohol fuel in there fuel tanks. Recently we have Chevron/Texaco buying rights to NiMH batteries to yet again stop a alternative fuel from competing against oil usage in a large format way. Our government has incentivized GM for decades to get us off oil and GM always manages to take incentives but never provides a way to go down the road with out the infernal combustion engine. With the middle east up in arms now things could get really ugly for the ICE users.
      • 3 Years Ago
      How about Tuberular Flow technology for lower coefficient of drag due to the golf ball effect? It's got ridges which create turbulence and reducing that drag, baby!

      BipDBo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Dear Planters,

      Please delete your battery charging "wind turbine." It is offensive to the small minority who understand physics.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @BipDBo
        +1
        • 3 Years Ago
        @BipDBo
        Dear Planters,

        Please delete your Nutmobile. No amount of greenwashing is going to make driving your mobile billboard from being an unsustainable pollution causing waste of resources.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @BipDBo
        Dear God I agree with Bip-D-Bo and Paul Westerberg. The moment I saw this abomination of a vehicle I rolled my eyes and thought "green washing".

        And yes the wind turbine... must control urge to laugh.