Advancing the cause of biofuels, BMW has created a Mini Cooper T which is fuelled by a tea-leaf composite. The company will debut the vehicle today at Gloucester in UK with prices yet to be announced.
The car gives good mileage and does not lack in creature comforts as well. Company claims that the Cooper T can cover a staggering 64.3 kilometres on a single cup. This should give its owners incentive enough to stop drinking tea and utilize their daily dose of caffeine for the commute to office. This model gets all the functions and systems you would expect from a standard car running on gasoline like, VVT, ABS and DSC, it also has a unique filtration system named Dunk Avoidance Technology (DAT) which prevent any weird happenings with the fuel tank.
Head of Cooper T engineering, Ivana Kuppa, said, ‚ÄúThis particular project has been brewing for years. Our extensive research has shown that the nation‚Äôs favourite drink is also an ideal biofuel. We already know good things come in small packages, but with Cooper T customers benefitting from up to 40 miles per cup, we are delighted to have the opportunity to bring this car to market.‚ÄĚ
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FANCY A COOPER T?
|EMBARGO 1 April 2014 00:01 BST
Enhancing the company‚Äôs sustainability credentials, MINI‚Äôs scientists, engineers and product designers have unveiled the new MINI Cooper T ‚Äď the world‚Äôs first vehicle to be powered by a tea-leaf biofuel composite.
This revolutionary new model, which is available in a variety of colours including ‚ÄėChamomile Yellow‚Äô, ‚ÄėRed Bush‚Äô and ‚ÄėEarl Grey‚Äô, is expected to cause a real stir in the motor industry when it‚Äôs served up later this month.
Capable of covering up to 40 miles on a single cup, Cooper T certainly isn‚Äôt what you‚Äôd call thirsty. It boasts all the standard features you would expect, such as VVT, ABS and DSC, but also benefits from DAT or Dunk Avoidance Technology. This ingenious filtration system stops peckish owners and opportunistic passersby from inserting biscuits into the MINI T‚Äôs fuel tank in order to moisten their snacks.
Head of Cooper T engineering, Dr. Ivana Kuppa, said, ‚ÄúThis particular project has been brewing for years. Our extensive research has shown that the nation‚Äôs favourite drink is also an ideal biofuel. We already know good things come in small packages, but with Cooper T customers benefitting from up to 40 miles per cup, we are delighted to have the opportunity to bring this car to market.‚ÄĚ
MINI customers in the Gloucestershire area can get a first taste of the Cooper T at MINI Cotswold Gloucester on 1 April, where the vehicle will be displayed.
For further information about the MINI Cooper T, visit MINI UK‚Äôs Facebook page at facebook.com/MINIUK.