Friday, November 23 2007 @ 09:23 PM UTC
Contributed by: B' Spokes
"If we're going to make a difference, truly make cars more environmentally friendly," Young said, "we have to make that emotional connection."
The Lincoln's new electric engine will power the car and when it begins to lose juice, Young will simply flip a switch and the car will run on biodiesel fuel until the electric motor is recharged. "A 19-foot-long car, the longest car ever made at its time. Two and half tons, the heaviest car at its time," Young said, "And it can get 100 miles to the gallon, not 10 miles to the gallon."
Young renamed his car Linc-Volt, and is making a movie about the transformation, which he hopes to release next year.