Eugene Chernigov, a 36-year-old from Ukraine, transformed his old Opel into a wood-burning machine, since rising gas prices made driving to work every day an expensive affair. By day he’s a physics / mathematics teacher, but after stumbling upon an article online about using wood as fuel, he spent 2-months researching the topic, before taking the plunge and installing a wood-burning stove, along with a metal canister to the back of his car. The vehicle consumes approximately 40-pounds of firewood per 100 kilometers, and has a top speed of 60mph, plenty for icy roads. Continue reading for another man who created a wood-burning car.
Pascal Prokop is used to Switzerland’s brutally cold winters, and has come up with a perfect solution: install a wood-burning stove into the passenger seat of his 1990 Volvo 240 station wagon. He opted for this over an electric heater because he can keep the stove burning long after the car is turned off. “When I’m tired or have drunk too much, I want to sleep in the car,” said Prokop.