Kenya Foy
September 21, 2016 4:16 pm

There comes a moment in everyone’s life when squeamish topics can’t be avoided and unfortunately, now is one of those times. Thanks to Toyota, we cannot get around talking about this human poop-powered electric car. Um, we might be alone in this, but we’re pretty sure we never signed up for an existence in which cars running off the strength of poop are actually a thing.

According to The Grist, the hydrogen fuel that powers the Toyota Mirai can be sourced from human waste. This is one of those questions that reeeally don’t need answers, but we’re asking anyway: How in the world does this happen? What poor soul is responsible for handling the poop-to-fuel conversion?


And at the risk of sounding like a total old-timer, what is this world coming to?

So, that last question will undoubtedly be asked again and again for generations to come with no real answers in sight, but luckily the poop-fuel sitch is actually much simpler to unravel.

Quartz describes the putrid process:

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ZOMG. Does anyone else feel like we’re not ready? Luckily for now, it seems we have plenty of time to prepare ourselves for the possibility of pushing a poop-filled ride because the technology is rather scarce in the U.S.

While we’re all for going green, we have one thing to say about the U.S. lagging behind on this tech: Don’t worry, we’ll wait.