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|Submitted by admin on Thu, 01/19/2012 - 21:43|
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"The company founded by rocker Neil Young to convert his one-of-a-kind LincVolt hybrid electric car is being sued for nearly $500,000 after the vehicle sparked a fire that seriously damaged two San Carlos warehouses 2010, according to a lawsuit.
The suit, filed Tuesday by Unigard Insurance Co., says LincVolt LLC, which lists Young as an officer, was negligent when it converted the 1959 Lincoln Continental to run on electricity and a biodiesel-powered generator.
"The altering of a gas-powered 1959 vehicle and its components is an extreme departure from what a reasonably careful person would do," Unigard Insurance Co. claims in the suit filed in San Mateo County Superior Court."
That depends a lot on your definition of "reasonably careful". I mean, if we we as a society were reasonably careful about poisoning our planet and gave a flying shit about wasting energy, Neil probably wouldn't be compelled to be building a long-range efficient vehicle anyway. If anything, as it applies to the Lincvolt project and its goal (and our future) Neil Young is being UNreasonably careful.