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Cow poo-powered bus sets land speed record

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READING, England, May 25 (UPI) -- The same bus model that typically transports residents of Reading, England around the city recently set a land speed record. The bus topped out at 76.785 miles per hour as it rounded the track at Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire.

The kicker is -- the bus is powered by cow poo or, more accurately, bovine manure-derived biomethane. In honor of it's fecal fuel source, the bus is painted in black and white spots (like a cow).

Bus Hound was built by Reading Buses, a transportation company in Southern England. The company's fleet features vehicles that normally don't break 56 miles per hour.
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 RabidWolf    1,080

lol While I don't disapprove of methane powered vehicles in general, the whole point of actually trying to set a land speed record with a city bus makes me laugh!

It seems like a frivolous goal to me. Kinda like what having hydrogen powered sports cars as taxis in a big city would be like. While they can reach awesome top speeds, they never will in city traffic.

What an odd selling point for an alternative fuel vehicle.

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lol While I don't disapprove of methane powered vehicles in general, the whole point of actually trying to set a land speed record with a city bus makes me laugh!

It seems like a frivolous goal to me. Kinda like what having hydrogen powered sports cars as taxis in a big city would be like. While they can reach awesome top speeds, they never will in city traffic.

What an odd selling point for an alternative fuel vehicle.

​was thinking same thing wolfy

 
 
 
 
 
 

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lol While I don't disapprove of methane powered vehicles in general, the whole point of actually trying to set a land speed record with a city bus makes me laugh!

It seems like a frivolous goal to me. Kinda like what having hydrogen powered sports cars as taxis in a big city would be like. While they can reach awesome top speeds, they never will in city traffic.

What an odd selling point for an alternative fuel vehicle.

​ROFL!

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