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Neil Young feels driven to work on electric car
Neil Young, the rocker who provided some of the soundtrack to Vietnam-era protests, is trying to change the world again – with his car.
Young has teamed up with Johnathan Goodwin, a Wichita mechanic who has developed a national reputation for re-engineering the power units of big cars to get more horsepower but use less fuel.
The two are looking to convert Young’s 1959 Lincoln Continental convertible to operate on an electric battery. Ultimately, they said, they want the Continental to provide a model for the world’s first affordable mass-produced electric-powered automobile.
‘Johnathan and this car are going to make history,’ Young told The Wichita Eagle. ‘We’re going to change the world; we’re goin”