has driven a lot of interesting vehicles over the past two years. Our sister site filmed
some of the first seat time
Local Motors' Rally Fighter
, got behind the wheel of an
, turned in the first test drive of the
Lightning GT supercar
, tried out the
, and even found a wacky
wood-powered car called the "Beaver."
You'd think there wouldn't be anything more outrageous for those guys to find seat time in. Yet they've managed to find yet another crazy transportation project with an alternative power source to top them all: human waste.
we've written about Geneco's Bio Bug before
, this episode of
features an actual road test, filmed onsite at the Wessex Water waste treatment plant in England. The plant produces biogas, a mixture of methane and carbon dioxide gas that's used to power this
Volkswagen New Beetle
. The conversion sounds pretty straightforward, and is similar to adapting a gasoline engine to run on propane.
past the jump
to see the full episode.