Who Pimped the Electric Car?

Rock legend Neil Young, that's who. He's got a team of people working to turn his 1959 Lincoln Continental into the heaviest electric car on the road. Young writes in the Huffington Post about the 'Lincvolt', another electric behemoth.
November 23, 2008, 1pm PST | Michael Dudley
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"Existing designs can be manufactured as electric cars with no change to the tooling of the existing designs. Adapting kits are possible. Build electric versions on these existing tools to keep people working and get people interested in buying again. The technology to make these new electric vehicles exists today right here in this country.

From Wichita, Kansas we get this report: A 1959 Lincoln Continental repowered to be a self charging electric vehicle by a small group of engineers and local services, is now achieving up to 65 mpg in informal tests. Work there continues. The goal of the project is to attain up to and beyond 100mpg for the biggest and heaviest car made in 1959. The car has been driven in California and Kansas and shown to over 15,000 people. In an audience of 12,000, one tenth of the people raised their hands when asked if they would like to have a car like that. That Lincoln represents a future for Detroit. It is the possibility of Big Clean cars that do not promote Global warming. Let's build them now, as well as economical small clean and green electric cars and let's put people to work. We already have the existing tooling and the facilities and manpower. "

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Published on Thursday, November 20, 2008 in Huffington Post
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