by Sam Abuelsamid on Dec 11th 2006 at 2:34PM

Traditionally, before Colin Chapman introduced a Lotus 49 in colors of Gold Leaf Tobacco, racing cars were painted in colors based on the home country of the team running them. German racers were silver, Italian red, French blue and of course cars from the British Isles were always the legendary British Racing Green. Now the Jaguars and Land Rovers that ferry the future king of England (if he manages to out-live his mother, that is) will represent a new breed of green.

Prince Charles is now awaiting the delivery of the first of his fleet of chauffeur-driven (he is still a royal after all) Jags outfitted to run on B100 biodiesel. Ultimately all the vehicles he uses will run on B100, made from rapeseed oil (known in the US as canola). Starting with next year’s annual accounts he will be publishing details of his household’s carbon emissions and setting reduction targets. In addition to the biodiesel cars he’s also taking public trains to get from his country home of Highgrove to London and switching over to sustainable sources of electricity for his residences.

[Source: All Headline News]