This is probably the most environmentally friendly electric car in the world, literally.
Today, every car manufacturer is cherishing the development of a new generation of electric vehicles. Lamborghini is secretly building a model, even though the Italian marque is one of the V12’s ultimate guardians, and other manufacturers like Aston Martin and BMW’s M division are doing the same. They all have ideas for their own survival, but another reason is for the sustainability of this planet.
While making the world cleaner should be everyone’s goal, some have taken that idea to a “bad” level. The main proof is that the Hyundai electric car can use “feces” as fuel below. It is an innovative solution to deal with waste from a wastewater treatment company.
As can be seen, the company used a Hyundai Kona Electric to convey its efforts to the public. Urban Utilities is the name of the company from Queensland, Australia in this story, and in fact this is not the first car to “run on feces” as they eloquently claim. Four years ago, Urban Utilities introduced an electric Mitsubishi that also uses the same fuel source. In other words, this Hyundai should be called “number 2”.
According to a company spokesperson, the car needs a lot of “processed food waste” to operate: “On average, a person’s daily routine can generate enough electricity to drive the car. about 450 meters.”
It may sound like nothing, but the point here is not to create a commercially viable product that can be sold to the general public. Instead, it shows that even waste can be salvaged. Moreover, people also need to understand that the car does not have to run directly on manure. More precisely, waste products are converted into electricity at the plant site. The car is then plugged in to charge, and so indirectly runs on potential energy that the human body cannot convert.
The spokesperson further explained the benefits of waste reuse, saying the company had saved $1.3 million: “Last fiscal year, we produced enough electricity to power our energy supply. for nearly 4,000 homes for the whole year. Electrolysis not only keeps our cars on the road, it also helps us operate our two largest wastewater treatment plants.”
Will Urban Utilities’ idea become popular? Probably not, but it’s not going anywhere either.