Eco Cars: Algae-powered Algaeus offers 150mpg, attempts to cross US on 25 gallons
Eco Factor: Car powered by algae to cross US on 25 gallons of fuel.
The world’s first algae fuel-powered vehicle has officially be unveiled in San Francisco. The car, dubbed Algaeus, is a modified Toyota Prius that runs on green crude from Sapphire Energy. The car gets an amazing 150 miles from a gallon of green fuel and aims to cross the US on approximately 25 gallons of fuel.
The fuel won’t be available at your local gas station anytime soon, but the company is ramping up production of algae-based jet fuel this year and has plans to produce over 2 million gallons of algae-based diesel fuel each year in the next two years. The car runs on a 5% blend of algae fuel and the creators hope that the demonstration car will prove that green fuels are just on the horizon.