Mr. Peanut's Ride Goes Green

Planters unveiled its latest Nutmobile in Los Angeles Wednesday. Mr. Peanut has a new energy-efficient peanut to cruise around in. Planters says the massive legume will appear at events promoting the restoration of green spaces in cities.

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And our last word in business is a tough nut to crack.

Planters unveiled its latest Nutmobile yesterday here in Los Angeles. Mr. Peanut has a new 11,000 pound energy-efficient peanut to cruise around in. Its floors come from a reclaimed 19th century Pennsylvania barn. It runs on biodiesel made with a little bit of - you guessed it - peanut oil, and also has a wind turbine and solar panels. Planters says the large legume will appear at events promoting the restoration of green spaces in cities. The redesigned Nutmobile will be on the road through the end of the summer. The old hot rod Nutmobile is now on the road to retirement.

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