Neil Young’s Plan to Save the Big Three Automakers, via Huffington Post.

Via on Nov 14, 2008

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With thanks for the tip to Alex King.

From today’s Huffington Post:

Neil Young, activist (Bridge School, Farm Aid) rock legend, has assembled a team that is in the process of transforming his gargantuan 1959 Lincoln Continental from a gas guzzler into a showcase for green technology and sustainability. The car will be entered into the Automotive X Prize that offers a $10 million prize to develop a vehicle that can get 100 miles per gallon or better. The almost 50 year old Lincoln, one of the biggest, heaviest production cars of all time, has been re-named “Linc Volt” and is the subject of a feature documentary called “Repowering The American Dream” that is now in production under the aegis of Young’s Shakey Pictures.

Here’s a link to last month’s New York Times story on the Linc Volt. Here are some photos of the car.

This plan addresses the issue of Global warming from our automobiles while enhancing our National Security and keeping Detroit working…

…for the rest of the article, click here.

 

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2 Responses to “Neil Young’s Plan to Save the Big Three Automakers, via Huffington Post.”

  1. JEFF ROTH says:

    THIS IS BRILLIANT.! PLAIN AND SIMPLE.. BUT ON SOOO MANY LEVELS.!!!

    FIRST THE GENIUS OF TYING A BAILOUT OF DETROIT TO A MANDATORY TRANSFORMATION OF DETROIT.

    ALSO THE TECHNOLOGY NEIL IS INVOLVED WITH AT THE LINCVOLT.COM SITE! WOW!

    AND THE SHEER SIMPLICITY OF THE IDEAS.

    amazing ideas are everywhere! within and without..

    yeah

  2. Known Human says:

    I disagreed with the brilliance here. He’s overlooking the simple fact that by trying to solve two big problems with one “easy” solution, you’re only going to fail at both.

    http://www.bradleyrobb.net/on/technology/hey-neil-young/

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