Best April Fools Motoring Stories 2018

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By: Isaac Bober
Photo: Courtesy of Nuñoa Project

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APRIL FOOLS DAY. It’s becoming big business for big business…We’ve seen non-automotive brands showing shoe phones, sandwich sharing, and tight-rope walking between ocean liners. But the automotive world has been just as busy, and so were we.`

MG in the UK announced an engine development programme that would see the poo from Alpaca’s transformed into fuel, “The innovative decision comes as part of global-wide push within the motoring industry to run cars using sustainable energy sources and help reduce vehicle emissions. MG Motor UK hopes that the results from the alpaca powered vehicle trials on its Compact-SUV will help revolutionise the industry and encourage the adoption by the mass-market,” the company said.

Commenting on the new trials, Daniel Gregorious, Head of Sales & Marketing at MG Motor UK, said: “We have launched a pilot programme in the UK with the Faerie Tale alpaca farm in Kenilworth and the initial results are very impressive. Following our decisions to no longer sell diesel-powered vehicles in the UK market, we wanted to take it one step further and see what was possible using alternative fuels to develop low emission vehicles.

“We look forward to the day when people resign horsepower to the history books and refer to alpaca power. It really packs a punch.”

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