Poo-powered car needs waste from 1000 humans for full charge

A car powered entirely by poo has been launched and is fully fuelled up after 1000 human trips to the loo.

The eco-friendly vehicle hilariously named the 'Number Two', runs off electricity generated by mass human waste in Brisbane, Australia.

Energy company Urban Utilities is charging a Hyundai Kona via its wastewater treatment plant, where a giant machine produces electricity, Daily Mail reports.

The eye-catching Number 2 which proudly displays an image of poo on its side, can drive 450km or 280miles on the road before needing to recharge with another round of 1000 doses of excrement.

Urban Utilities spokesperson Anna Hartley said: "They might not realise it, but more than 330,000 people in Brisbane’s south and west are helping to create fuel for our poo-powered cars every time they flush.

"On average, one person's daily habits can generate enough electricity to make the car travel around 450m."

According to 7 News, the alternative way of running a car is part of a bit to encourage sustainable driving and also highlight the uses of wastewater.

Urban Utilities, one of the largest water retailers in Australia, say turning poo into power helps save the business around $1.7 million (£1.2m) a year in operating costs.

Ms Hartley added: "Last financial year we produced enough electricity to power the equivalent of nearly 4,000 homes for an entire year.

"By harnessing the power of poo, we are reducing our operating costs and helping the environment by using a more sustainable energy source so it's a win/win.

"Poo power doesn’t only help keep our cars on the road, it also helps us run our two largest wastewater treatment plants."

Despite where the energy comes from, when asked if the Number Two car smells, Ms Hartley confirmed: "I'm happy to say it doesn't."

Number 2 is the second vehicle to join the Urban Utilities poo car line up after it launched its maiden vehicle back in 2017.

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