Tata motors of India has developed world’s cheapest car, revving engines in news-land. Retailing for $2,500, the tiny, amenity-less car is being compared to the Volkswagen for putting poor folks in the driver’s seat. While the vehicles are supposed to be lower-emission than North American cars, the price means there will be millions more polluters on the road, which is not a good thing. The same day the tiny car story broke, the Globe and Mail ran a less-noticed piece about two men who travelled over 7,000 km in a vehicle fuelled by biodiesel derived from chocolate.
The obvious question now is: Can these two technologies be combined? And, if so, where can I get one?