• Question: How many potato's would it take to power a car?

    Asked by anonymous.S to Sarah, Dominique on 17 Nov 2016.
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      Sarah Hunt answered on 17 Nov 2016:

      Oooh nice question. So, it’s estimated that one potato can produce as much energy as half an AA battery. An average remote controlled car needs about 8 AA batteries to last for a few hours… so I’d estimate that 16 potatoes would provide enough energy to power a remote controlled car 🙂

      For a family car you’d need a mountain of potatoes… and for a racing car you’d probably need 5 mountains of potatoes haha. It means we could make lots of chips afterwards though, mmmmm. Like that idea.