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Fill up the wine, step on the gas: Prince Charles is geared up!

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IT’S A STRANGE STORY THAT INSTANTLY DRAWS ONE’S ATTENTION: PRINCE CHARLES DABBLES AS AN ENVIRONMENTALIST AND NOW HAS HIS ANTIQUE CAR FILLED UP WITH WINE INSTEAD OF GASOLINE. THE REAL ROYAL TOUCH IN THIS STORY? IT ACTUALLY WORKS!

 

The Aston Martin owned by Prince Charles has received special royal treatment. From now on the antique car will be powered by a very special fuel extracted from regionally-produced wine. This machine is unique and makes the British royal house truly a “green” machine.

The grapes used in the operation are grown in a local vineyard. To be more exact: at Swindon in Wiltshire. The idea of creating a bioethanol fuel out of wine came quite by accident. The vintner can produce more wine than is permitted by legal regulations. As a result, the excess is summarily distilled for use by Prince Charles.

As far as fuel consumption is concerned, the Prince’s antique car can be described as a genuine booze hound. The vehicle consumes more than 20 liters / 100 km. Thank goodness, the biofuel is less expensive than normal gasoline. But the best news of all is that it benefits the principle of environmental protection. The alternative fuel-powered engine can cut down conventional CO2 emission by a whopping 85 percent. And to think, this fine-tuned driving performance with wine fueling the works.

Let’s hope, though, that the Aston Martin remains the only wine consumer on the road. Of course, after such a relaxing spin, there is certainly a delicious white wine in store for the Prince.