MG says that its technical engineers have been researching the potential for using alpaca waste as a power source for several years.

The revolutionary new fuel is produced using a process known as anaerobic digestion, during which micro-organisms break down biodegradable material to produce pellets that can be used to power car engines.

MG says that alpaca waste has been specifically chosen as it doesn’t need to be aged before it can be transformed into a useable fuel.

Commenting on the new trials, Daniel Gregorious, head of sales and marketing at MG Motor UK, said: 'We have launched a pilot programme in the UK with the Faerie Tale alpaca farm in Kenilworth and the initial results are very impressive. Following our decisions to no longer sell diesel-powered vehicles in the UK market, we wanted to take it one step further and see what was possible using alternative fuels to develop low-emission vehicles.

'We look forward to the day when people resign horsepower to the history books and refer to alpaca power. It really packs a punch.'