PriNce charles’ car ruNs oN white wiNe

The Sunday Guardian - - The Week -

LON­DON: Prince Charles, heir ap­par­ent to the British throne, drives a lux­ury car that runs on white wine. Ac­cord­ing to the British me­dia, the Prince of Wales’ Aston Mar­tin Volante, a car he has owned since the age of 21, now runs en­tirely on sur­plus English wine af­ter he in­sisted that Aston en­gi­neers find a more en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly op­tion to fos­sil fuel. Ac­cord­ing to Charles, 69, the Volante run on white wine not only “runs bet­ter”, but is also “more pow­er­ful” than when it is run on petrol. Ini­tially, Aston Mar­tin en­gi­neers did not want to carry out any mod­i­fi­ca­tions, say­ing, us­ing wine as fuel would ruin the Volante. But Prince Charles told them that he would not drive the car then. Us­ing wine as fuel ap­par­ently comes with a bonus: “It smells de­li­cious as you’re driv­ing along,” joked the Prince. The Prince of Wales is a vo­cal ad­vo­cate of en­vi­ron­ment-friendly prac­tices.

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