Painted to look like a Friesian cow on wheels, Readings Bus Hound was put through it's paces recently at a speed test ground in Bedford, southern England.
Usually its top speed running on petrol
is around 90kph but the cow manure, broken down in a process called Anaerobic Digestion that produces a natural gas called Biomethane, gives the bus a top speed of 123.57kph.
The liquified fuel is contained in tanks
in the roof of the bus.
Reading council want to milk the idea
and have challenged other bus operators to better their results.
Moo power to the people...