Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel was born on this day in 1858. He published â€œTheorie und Construktion eines rationellen WÃ¤rmemotors zum Ersatz der Dampfmaschine und der heute bekannten Verbrennungsmotorenâ€ in 1887. Thank you Herr Diesel, for all of your work. Because of you, I (and many others) have the option of transportation without strict dependance on petroleum as our only source of fuel.
To celebrate, I’d buy one of these, if it were available. C’mon VW, ship it!