The pace of change is accelerating in the worlds of oil and automobiles with Big Oil companies gearing up to become Big Automanufacturers by buying, or making, battery-powered vehicles (BPVs)
Even OPEC – the massively head-stuck-in-the-sand oil-producing cartel is worried about BPVs putting them out of business.
However, one forestry worker in Switzerland has accepted the ‘clean’ vehicles challenge by installing a road-legal wood-burning stove in his 28 year old Volvo estate car.
But Pascal Prokop’s Volvo-240 doesn’t use the stove to fuel his car – it’s simply to keep him warm on cold winter (and summer) nights in the forest.
A chimney runs from the stove and out through the roof of the car – with the lum reeking out stove-loads of smoke – ensuring that Pascal doesn’t die from smoke inhalation and can continue his journey in pleasant warmth.
Other car manufacturers are considering bringing out commercial ‘stove-mobiles’ of their own – such as, for instance, the Vauxhall Ashtra and the Porsche Fire-Boxster.
9 Nov 2017