Grab a newspaper and hold on to your butts! That's right, Japan's number one toilet maker, Toto, has created a tricycle that runs entirely on number two.

In theory, as long as the driver, well, um, er, defecates now and again so the system can convert the waste to biogas, Toto's toilet trike could run forever. Dubbed the Toilet Bike Neo Project, the campaign is part of Toto's Green Challenge of achieving a 50-percent reduction in CO2 emissions in bathrooms by 2017. That's a stench-reducing goal that will require some innovative thinking, like, for example, making a poop-powered trike – one that also plays music and talks, or course.

Just days from now, the much-talked-about tricycle will hit the streets of Japan on a month-long journey from Kyushu to Tokyo, with no potty breaks along the way. The idea is to show off Toto's innovative green initiatives by blasting across Japan in the future of poopy motoring. We wonder how much waste the system can handle, and if there'd be any sense to pulling over at rest areas, setting up a curtain and inviting people to help power your ride, as it were.


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      goodoldgorr
      • 3 Years Ago
      Im not interrested to buy nor see it on the road. Seriously this can work but why go nerd when a simple gadjet like this can be more convenient and efficient. First this seat is cold, innadapted, ugly, and have a too high center of gravity,etc. Put the toilet into a house and put the poo reformer at the city sewage plant and enjoy more nat gas and sell the nat gas at a regular gasoline station for converted nat gas vehicle that keep their gasoline tank or convert city cars and trucks to nat gas.
        amtoro
        • 3 Years Ago
        @goodoldgorr
        Chill out! have a laugh for once in your life....
          Marco Polo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @amtoro
          Gorr, being French would naturally prefer a far more chic design! Perhaps a bidet added.....
      EZEE
      • 3 Years Ago
      Driving it to Uranus! :D
      • 3 Years Ago
      This car is the ****!
      EZEE
      • 3 Years Ago
      Not a bad idea, but I think they are FUDGING the numbers! :D
      Spec
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's not green technology . . . its brown.
      krisztiant
      • 3 Years Ago
      Holy sh*t! If you used this thing, you can't say any more that no one gives a sh*t about your vehicle.
        krisztiant
        • 3 Years Ago
        @krisztiant
        But, it definitely sheds new light on the 'food vs. fuel' dilemma.
          EZEE
          • 3 Years Ago
          @krisztiant
          Actually, as a right wing extremist, that really does shoot down the argument of 'burning our food' for fuel. Deep....
      HVH20
      • 3 Years Ago
      This would be a great Mexican restaurant commuter vehicle.
      nattomethane
      • 3 Years Ago
      Guys can't you see it? we're are eye witnessing the genesis of the Back (no pun intended) to the Future car! (http://www.triplepundit.com/2008/09/a-real-back-to-the-future-engine-meets-mark-twain/ ) .
      EZEE
      • 3 Years Ago
      Heading to Pennsylvania on the Hershey Highway! :D
      EZEE
      • 3 Years Ago
      To build upon Spec's thoughts.... I am BEHIND this all the way! Sorry, but now I have to RUN
      Dakvoo
      • 3 Years Ago
      This makes a lot of sense. www.privacy-tools.it.tc
      Dan Frederiksen
      • 3 Years Ago
      no : )
        EZEE
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dan Frederiksen
        I voted Dan up cause he smiled.
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