Neil Young fills up LincVolt, back from the dead, with cellulosic ethanol

Source: By Danny King, AuoblogGreen • Posted: Monday, April 29, 2013

Neil Young and LincVolt

Long may you run, Neil. That’s our take on reports of Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer Neil Young cruising around the country in his 1959 Lincoln Continental that’s been converted to run on cellulosic ethanol, or biofuel made from wood, grass and non-edible parts of plants.

Young recently showed off the LincVolt in Sioux Falls, SD, where the artist filled up on the biofuel, Domestic Fuel reports. Young touts the LincVolt’s ability to reduce emissions by 80 percent compared to a conventionally powered car. He said that the car is one way to draw attention to climate change. “It’s just not a fast moving subject,” he said. “It’s a slow moving big story. But it’s not going to be going away unless we do something.”

Young and the car also stopped by Jack White’s Third Man Records this past weekend for Record Store Day to record a song in the Third Man Records recording booth. Young was inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. The LincVolt project car was nearly destroyed in a warehouse fire in late 2010. You can see a three-minute video of Mr. Young and the LincVolt in Sioux Falls below.