Neil Young's Silver Seed Goes To Google
Not that we didn't already know that Neil's been ahead of his time for a long time but we found this item of interest from the Official Google Blog.
Last week, Google was visited by Neil Young, who is touring the country in a soon-to-be converted 1959 Lincoln Continental Mark IV named Linc-Volt, spreading the word about plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and vehicle-to-grid technology.
"As part of the trip, Neil and his crew are filming a documentary of their travels and the folks they meet along the way.
Neil piloted the big white Continental down from his Broken Arrow Ranch over to see us and get a closer look at the RechargeIT program, including Machu Picchu and our solar charging station.
Regarding his vision for the Linc-Volt and its unique potential to draw attention to sustainable transportation solutions to combat climate change, Neil summed it up this way: "Classic Americana from then meeting the Americana of now."
From Mountain View, the journey continues to Wichita, Kansas, where the Mark IV will be converted from a carbureted gas guzzler to a bio-diesel series PHEV. After Neil's fall tour and annual Bridge School Benefit Concert, the Linc-Volt will undergo interior restoration. Then the bio-diesel-electro-cruiser will power on to Detroit; back to its factory in Wixom, Michigan; and then to the east coast.
We look forward seeing the Linc-Volt in its full electron-powered tailfin glory back in Mountain View, and can't wait to charge it up at our station. If you happen to see a '59 MK IV whirring into your rearview mirror, get your wits about you because a rock legend is about to pass you in a chromed bio-diesel PHEV. As he notes about this epic journey, "We all charge the grid in our own way."
Be The Rain!!!