Hummers get a lot of criticism from almost everyone these days as low mileage machines out of tune with the current energy times, after all, 8 or 9 mpg is tough to swallow with $3.00+ gasoline. So how about a biodiesel powered Hummer that gets 19 mpg with 500 hp and 900 ft lbs of torque to go along with it? Johnathan Goodwin has a conversion shop, SAE Energy, in Wichita, Kansas and his Hummers have been getting a lot of attention, too, but for a very good reason. He's the man behind the high power, high mileage, petroleum free machines being ordered by those who can afford the clean conversions. He's doing a Jeep for Arnold Schwarzenegger and converting a 1960 Lincoln for Neil Young. He's been written up in magazines and he's getting quite a reputation as the man who can do what Detroit doesn't.
Goodwin is the man responsible for the Biodiesel Chevy Impala we mentioned here before. He also does biodiesel hybrids that combine the biodiesel engines with electric motors for very high mileage and high performance.
This Hummer is a good example of his biodiesel conversions. It's completely custom, starting out as a 2006 Hummer H2, it has a 2004 body and a 2006 LBZ Duramax diesel engine and Allison 6 speed transmission. 20 inch wheels, custom interior and equipment, why give up the comfort and performance when you can be clean and green? Very cool.
Link: SAE Energy