Monday, January 05, 2009


Her Majesty the Queen is doing her bit for the environment by converting her two state Bentleys to run on biofuel. The two Bentleys are said to be worth in the region of £10million each. Crewe based luxury British car company Bentley presented the Queen with one of the vehicles as a gift to celebrate her Golden Jubilee in 2002. She was so impressed with it that she bought a second one to ensure that there was always a vehicle available when she was travelling around the country on state visits. Bentley are keen to ditch the “gas guzzling” image of their vehicles and are planning to launch a new biofuel high performance car in the New Year. Bentley executives stated that the Royal family had been very supportive of the luxury car company’s plans to go green. The company, who continue to maintain the royal state Bentleys said it was a relatively simple procedure to replace the engines on the vehicles to run on biofuel.

The Queen is following in the footsteps of her son, Prince Charles who recently found a novel way to run his car and help the environment at the same time. The Prince recently converted his beloved Aston Martin to run on wine, or rather 100% bioethanol fuel which is distilled from surplus British wine. The fuel is made from surplus supplies from local vineyards. He has already converted his Range Rover, Audi and Jaguar to run on biodiesel fuel produced from used cooking oil. Meanwhile his father Prince Philip uses an LPG powered taxi cab to travel around London to attend engagements. Prince Charles has always been a big supporter of green issues and in the past described climate change as, “the biggest threat to mankind”.


Sank said...

Surplus British wine.. there's British wine that's not "surplus"?

Sorry Naomi, this Californian couldn't resist.

Happy New Year

Jackie said...

Happy New Year to you.

Great to go green and great to see Charles's green ideas rubbing off on the rest of the family.

One thing that worries me though is that 85% of cereals grown go to animal factory farming so what are they going to make all the bio fuel required out of seeing for instance in this country they are using maize which is already in short demand due to droughts and floods experienced in the last few years (we don't have excess wine for the same reason).

Palm Springs Savant said...

aw, bless her. I want one of those too!

happy new year naomi

Naomi said...

Well each to their own Sank. I know Californian wine is particularly good but we have some good wines over here too. Happy New Year!

Yes I think Charles has been a big influence on the Queen's decision to go green Jackie. Over here they are running some cars on used chip fat - believe it or not! The mind boggles.

Me too Rick! Although a red Ferrarri would be nice too! Happy New Year to you and John!

Other Side said...

biofuel remain progressive, even though oil prices have decreased