Sunday, 12 February 2012

Global warming in Switzerland  has a great story on Pascal Prokop of Switzerland. Pascal has ingeniously tackled the current episode of severe global warming by installing a wood-burning stove in his car.

This is Pascal Prokop. Pascal drives a 1990 Volvo 240 station wagon, which he has, uh, improved, with the addition of a real wood-burning stove. According to the captions on the photos, which are credited to Reuters, Mr. Prokop obtained an operating permit for his stove-car from the Swiss Technical Inspection Authority, making it perfectly legal to operate. We're sure it's perfectly safe. Apart from the fire.


Sam Vega said...

I wouldn't fancy his chances if he rolled the car.

Manufacturers are currently working on a "hands free" version that can be refuelled while driving.

A K Haart said...

SV - lateral thinking - with a stove in the car you drive with enormous care, so it's a safety measure.

Sam Vega said...

Yes, makes sense. I've heard the same said of wearing seat belts. I imagine it only works if everyone does it, though. I would be paranoid about driving blamelessly, only to be shunted by a reckless driver and ending up with a blazing oak log in my lap.