The Owensboro-Daviess County Christmas Parade Association has announced a new, nutty, entry into the 2014 parade. The Planter’s NUTmobile will be making a stop in Owensboro during the 78th annual Christmas parade on Saturday, November 22 starting at 4:30 p.m..
Inspired by how peanuts naturally give back to the earth, the new Planters Nutmobile uses environmentally-conscious materials and harnesses the power of sunlight and wind.
Sustainable features of the Planters Nutmobile:
- Runs on biodiesel
- Solar panels on the roof, along with a wind turbine, charge a battery that will power vehicle lights and audio when the Nutmobile is stopped, as well as provide energy for some tour stop needs
- A two-hour drive in the Nutmobile will generate and store enough wind energy to power a one-hour tour stop event
- This is the first time a wind turbine has been used to power a commercial vehicle of this nature
- Reclaimed wood (from an 1840’s barn that was being torn down) was used to create the interior flooring
- Interior lighting is provided by low-energy LED lights
- Reclaimed headlights, windows and a windshield frame