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)