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Neil Young Launches Electric Conversion Company

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Awhile back we told you about Neil Young’s labor of love in converting his classic 1959 Lincoln Convertible to an electric car. Now, Young has teamed with alt-fuel guru Jonathan Goodwin to form Lincvolt, a company that will take the process commercial. 

Converting existing gasoline-powered cars to electric or alt-fuels is a tricky and expensive process, often costing tens of thousands of dollars. Young’s own Lincoln’s conversion hit the six-digit mark in terms of cost.

Young and Goodwin hope to win the $10 million Automotive X Prize, a privately funded contest to see who can create the first commercially viable 100 mpg vehicle. 

You can follow Young’s Lincvolt team in a series of webcasts at the company’s website here

Neil Young on gas guzzlers: Long may you run (San Francisco Chronicle)

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