Gallery: Coffee Powered Car Gets 56 Espressos Per Mile


Your morning cup of coffee may get your motor running, but it could also add some fuel to your gas tank — literally! Behold the Carpuccino, a £400 1988 Volkswagen Scirocco that has been retrofitted to run on coffee grounds. This caffeinated car gets a jolt of juice from every cup of joe, averaging about 56 espressos per mile.

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  1. JumpinGoat Coffee September 26, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Love this. I think it would make a great selling point for our whole bean coffee, it will literally get everything going in the morning! What will they think of next? BTW: does it brew a cup for you while you’re driving?

  2. kamagra oral jellys November 18, 2010 at 3:29 am

    Here is a sight! With such a machine and can fly to the moon and even the soft landing!

  3. cogwheel March 11, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    How is this in any way good for the environment? “Clean”? Are you kidding me? Look at the graphic: “Charcoal Fire.” It’s not a coffee car, it’s practically a coal car. They even say they have to clean soot off every 60 miles… Where do you think the REST of the soot ends up?

  4. swagv March 8, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Ugh. Of all the biofuels potential, it’s stupid crap like this that gets headlines.

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