MG Motor UK has today (1 April) announced a new engine development programme to power its cars by alpaca waste in a move that will be a world first.
The innovative decision comes as part of global-wide push within the motoring industry. Its aim is to run cars using sustainable energy sources and help reduce vehicle emissions. MG Motor UK hopes that the results from the alpaca powered vehicle trials on its Compact-SUV will help revolutionise the industry. And this way it will encourage the adoption by the mass-market.
Technical engineers at MG have been researching the potential for using alpaca waste as a power source for several years. The revolutionary new fuel is a product of the process anaerobic digestion. During that process, microorganisms break down biodegradable material to produce pellets. These pellets then can be of use to power car engines.
MG Motor UK has today (1 April) announced a new engine development programme to power its cars by alpaca waste
Alpaca waste has been specifically chosen. The reason is it doesn’t need to be aged before it can be transformed into a useable fuel.
Commenting on the new trials, Daniel Gregorious, Head of Sales & Marketing at MG Motor UK, said:
“We have launched a pilot programme in the UK with the Faerie Tale alpaca farm in Kenilworth and the initial results are very impressive. Following our decisions to no longer sell diesel-powered vehicles in the UK market, we wanted to take it one step further. And [we would like to] see what was possible using alternative fuels to develop low emission vehicles.”
“We look forward to the day when people resign horsepower to the history books and refer to alpaca power. It really packs a punch.”
(Happy April 1st!)