by Michael dEstries
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With a beer in hand, Neil Young went on camera last week to record a “State of the Linc Volt” address and give the world an update on his progress converting a ’59 Lincoln Continental into a badass electric vehicle. We haven’t heard much on the project since engineer John Goodwin and Young nearly destroyed the car in their first test run back in June.

Now, we’re learning that the number of Lithium-ion batteries has been reduced and they’ve added an on-board generator — similar to the Chevy Volt’s small gasoline range extender. Also, and most interesting, the Lincoln has been outfitted with sensors that will wirelessly hook up with the Internet and deliver real time stats to the world. We’re not sure if they’re jacking in through a cell phone or just some local hotspots, but either way, cool!

Also, take a look at the live web cam now available in the garage for visual updates at your leisure. Is that a Hummer to the right? Is that monster getting a new green soul too?

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About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Jim

    On The Human Highway

  • Eco Mama

    Another millionaire getting duped to convert a car to battery electric…there’s a sucker born every minute!

  • JIVES DIESFELD

    TRY A RAM AIR TURBINE, AS USED TO PROVIDE BACKUP ELECTRIC ON AIRLINERS.

    PS IF YOU’RE IN VENTURA LOOK UP MY BROTHER PAT & CHECK OUT HIS COLLECTION OF CLASSIC RADICAL RODS!

    ROCK ON!

    CHICAGO

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  • http://www.coloradogamecoders.com Mike Croswell

    Always good to see electric car projects since electric is cleaner to make and can be made very inexpensively. Personally, I’ve been waiting to do this with my older Cadillac but need to wait for the batteries to get cheaper.

    So, want to learn more since I am also interested in moving a relatively heavy vehicle with electric. In my case it seems feasible since my expected range will be less than your project expectations.

    I hope they add some more aspects on alternate battery tech to their experiments – that’s what I need to learn more about.

    Thanks!

  • http://www.hersweet.com Steve Leroy

    Nice. This is the future of alternative cars.
    In 30-40 years, the mondial reserve of oil it will be finished, so electric cars is the future.