A Wood-Powered Automobile

February 14th, 2006


Yes, it’s a wood-powered Yugo. This story has been picked up by Jalopnik and appears to be legitimate. Apparently the gases produced by the (incomplete) combustion of wood are as flammable as gasoline vapor. And in Serbia, wood is much cheaper than gas. Despite the fact that it’s old technology, I still wonder how he managed to come up with the idea in the first place.


2 Responses to “A Wood-Powered Automobile”

  1. [link]Anonymous Says:

    Burning wood smoke, or using some wood to distill flammable gases from more wood, has been done/rediscovered for decades.

  2. [link]Anonymous Says:

    Gives new meaning to the phrase “go out and warm up the car.”

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