If you ever found yourself stranded, miles out from the nearest gas station without any fuel left in your car, you’d probably need to call for help. But, if your car was a 2015 Chevrolet Bi-fuel Impala, you could just scrounge up beer and food scraps and get back on your way.
Okay, well, maybe it’s not that simple, but the idea is there. In Cleveland, Quasar Energy Group uses organic waste—like leftovers, table scraps, and even grains from brewing beer—to produce a renewable energy source called biogas, which is then turned into Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). CNG is one of the two kinds of fuel—the other being regular gas—that can power the 2015 Chevy Bi-fuel Impala, which will go on sale later this year at Suski Chevrolet.
In addition to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, CNG also saves money. Renewable fuel costs about $1.95 per gallon and the tank mounted in the Impala’s trunk can hold about 7.8 gallons of it, which is good enough for approximately 150 miles of range. The car can also seamlessly switch between the two modes, so you can change fuel types at will and go as far as 500 city miles without ever stopping at a station!