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    Does anyone know if the LincVolt has a J1772 port?

    I would also love to know if Neil has have charged up the LincVolt at a Sun Country HIghway charging station. Anyone have pics?

    Sun Country Highway (SCH) is an official product supplier for the David Suzuki Foundation Blue Dot Tour which Mr Young is participating in.

    SCH is supplying an extended range electric van from Via Motors and the EV charging stations  across. Canada.
    0 Comments »  Posted by StephenBieda1 on 9/1/2014 8:21 PM
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    I am currently building a rotary thermal motor prototype for a hybrid car. In a sealed cylinder what looks like a rotary vane pump operates as a simple heat engine and the torque is leveraged by the condensation and boiling of water. The compression ratio is set to allow the wet saturated vapor and any remaining steam to easily transfer back to the starting point. Heat stored in a thermal battery or directly from an engine is used to power the unit. Then because it is also a heat exchanger multiple units could be installed in series and parallel. With any luck the mileage will more than double.
    0 Comments »  Posted by TerryVanInsberghe1 on 8/1/2014 3:01 PM
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    For all who seek treasure trove of information and history, past and present, of renewable energy sources and applications, go to and be AMAZED! This man has spent decades of his life researching and attempting to promote the reality and use of alternative energy sources that would affect all aspects of our life globally. A must for Mr. Young's organization to be aquainted with if they aren't already.
    0 Comments »  Posted by ArturoGuerra-Mondragon1 on 7/6/2014 11:15 AM
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    dear neal young, while reading your biography
    fortunately i read and heard about the possibility to construct high efficient electric motors. prof. dr. claus turtur is a german physicist, who teaches at university of wolfenbüttel. he theoretically proofed, that it is possible to construct high efficient motors, who need extrem low energy input. i  am no physicist - only a painter and drummer - but this concept seems to be convincingly. after his statement, there exist over the world some indipendently constructed prototypes, which were certificated by technical eximination tests. claus turturs website gives a lot of theoretical information to his work.
    sincerely yours andy moersener
    sorry for my bad english

    1 Comment »  Posted by AndyMoersener1 on 6/1/2014 4:21 AM
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    It is great what Neil Young are doing with the Linvolt.  However,, we need to deal with overpopulation, sprawl, and othersustainable aspects pllus being a responsbile ethical good steward.  I hope his musick covers are on a post consumer material or business cards the same with his associate.

    Live healthier, green, shop local and buy Americna when you can
    0 Comments »  Posted by WilliamZaffer1 on 5/1/2014 2:40 PM
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    running vehicles by batteries nowadays are welcome by most economic countries both for emission free as well as cost effective.
    i suggest to run all the vehicles from a small cycle to big car and truck should run on mini sized batteries like li-in, li-mhd, and they should be charged by some other fuel mechanism voltage (pulsating dc)generation. so that the vehicle should go for a long distance for an economic amount of fuel. but includes hybrid power that we are going to change once in an year or two. i want to make petrol pumped voltage generator in miniature size to charge the batteries which is used to run cycles, motor bikes, small trucks,car, van may be useful to keep our earth green.
    0 Comments »  Posted by sabari on 9/7/2011 4:52 AM
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    Hello everyone, i'm not a car or electric or mechanic engeneer, so..
    I've been interested in electric cars since a couple of years, i live in italy and the price of gasoline and the density of traffic makes efficient electric cars sexy, but we're italians and we're lazy and like to enjoy things, they have to really sexy, or we won't use/buy them.
    Well, apart from this, i wanted to make some points and share some things about my idea of the next vehicle i'd like (excuse my poor language/grammar)
    I've read a couple of posts here and i bring back two facts: 
    1) Multiple source power generation (from the turbine topic) and 
    2) On board electric power generation via a "fuel generator" (charging car with petrol topic).
    I'm not an engeneer and never did the math, so i might be wrong, but having an electric car going for a long distance (let's say a long journey here, 8h @ 100km/h) just by battery charge is not feasible. That's why they were talking about a network of recharge (or battery swapping) stations dense enough to let that be possible. Would i buy an electric car under this conditions? No. Because i don't believe the charging network density will be safe, i believe i could remain without power in a dark and cold and rainy night in a forest because i took the wrong turn with 1/3 of charge left and then got lost, so i don't feel safe. My car has a full tank range of 900km more or less, that's safe. (By the way, i am considering getting a small citycar(200km range, 80kmh, 2people, sexy, link later in the post) converted into electric, if i just could do the car papers in a reasonable time for the conversion, here in italy it's not really possible :(  )
    But that doesen't mean we have to trash everything. Electric motors for example are good, coz they are cheap, easy to mantain and durable. The problem is where does the electricity come from? How about we don't stress having too many batteries but keep them for a reasonable commuting use and embed then in the car (or truck or van) one or mor electric generators running on .. something.. ? 
    Like gasoline, like hydrogen, like gas, like biodiesel, like frying oil. 
    Have it modular, so we can swap our little gasoline generator with our brand new greener generator when it's gonna be available. 
    ->Why on board energy generation : Batteries just won't last long enough to feel safe, but you can keep replenishing them as you go, if you need (or you can stop at the recharge station if can).
    ->Why more than one electric source: We have seen plenty of electric cars with solar panels on the roof. What if it rains and you need to go. What if it snows and you need to go. I have experience with this problem from a nautical point of view and there the medium long range cruiser has a 220v intake for when it's moored, solar panels for when there's sun, wind generator for when there's wind. What if there's a cloudy rainy no-wind day (and that's when you want power for the reading light and the radio)? Luxury boats have a gasoline el. generator.
    Going back to the point, solar panels aren't enough, but they are something. 220v intake is slow but it's something. Gasoline generator sucks because we're trying to get rid of it but it's something, like a spare tire. Green generator would be better. If you put these all together and make it modular, swappable, replaceable so one can choose the best for his needs, then i think i would buy that.
    I made my points, now let me share with you the car i'd like to own if i had the money and the chance to make it road legal:
    it's light and it has a good aerodynamic
    it's everywhere in italy -> cheap spare parts
    it's small -> perfect for the city
    it's sexy
    Hope i've been on some help, let's keep the revolution going
    0 Comments »  Posted by FrancescoChiot1 on 1/10/2014 9:00 AM
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    Chrysler during the 1960's demonstrated a car that would run on almost any liquid that contained some hydrocarbons.........motor oil, hair tonic, perfume, cooking oil, terpintine, had a turbine for an engine........but it quietly died........i guess because of big oil............

    it would be fantastic if the on-board computer could analize the fuel in the tank and adjust the engine controls to operate efficently on that fuel...........naturally there would be only certain fuels that thevehicle could use.......but it would make refuling a lot easier if one could have choices while driving to be able to fill up witrh what's available.
    13 Comments »  Posted by e_sc on 12/9/2008 10:05 AM
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    I now live in Iowa, the center of the Grain Belt.  Because I am aware of the insanity of petroleum-based agriculture, and the untenable dependence our American transportation infrastructure has on oil, I am planning on starting a Iowa Idea Initiative website, with an intitial focus on implementing the farming of hemp here in the Midwest.
    This is my first time visiting LincVolt, but I understand your concept utilizes biodiesel.  My idea of promoting hemp-farming, as a source of sensible energy, plays right into your hand.
    It is high time(no pun intended) that our legislators get reasonable on the subject of the prohibition of agricultural hemp.  I intend on helping to change the status quo.
    1 Comment »  Posted by bobby on 8/29/2010 11:51 AM
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    Dear Mr. Neil Young,

    I don't know if you'll remember me or not, but we met in Rocker, Montana (at a gas station) while holding a sign that said "Out of gas! Anything helps!" with four other lovely youngsters. My name is Liz Crandall. The others you met go by the names of Felicia, Garrison, J.C., and Rachel. One of your nice lads came over to us in a NASA shirt and glasses and claimed to be the camera man of your crew. He asked us if we want to make a qucik $20 bucks in exchange for doing an interview about electric cars. We agreed merrily and skipped over to your awesome Lincoln space car. We explained how we were traveling musicians and were heading anywhere, anytime. We all looked into your camera rather comically and agreed that we approved ourselves in your documentary. (I still want to see it, by the way!)
    Anyways, you're probably wondering why on earth I'm saying this, but I just want you to know you inspire our generation in more ways I thought possible. My boyfriend, J.C., and I wattended the most recent Bridge School Benefit in Mountain View on the day of Tom Waits. You are not only an incredible musician, but an outstanding fatehr to your son. Your wife is also a huge inspiration. And very sweet!
    There's a music "program" that started at my foermer high school when I was in the 10th grade in 2009. It's called the Friday Lunch Jam and it's, as it explains in the title, every Friday afternoon at lunch. Last friday marked its 100th jam session, where the notorious Matt Love, the founder and crazy amazing English teacehr sang your song, "Keep on Rockin' in the Free World" for the second time. (The first time was the very first Friday Lunch Jam.)
    Mr. Young, the Special Education program at Newport High School, Oregon put on an epic show. I urge you to check it out, for people like you deserve to see the specific impacts you've made on our generation.
    Here is the link to the amazing video:
    You are truly a fantastic human being, Mr. Young.
    Keep on rockin' in the free world, and please understand how much I appreciate your life.
    Liz Crandall
    Freelance rocker, traveler, reader and concert dancer.

    0 Comments »  Posted by LizCrandall1 on 3/3/2014 12:42 AM
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