Neil Young Steering His '59 Lincoln Green

Hopes to be rockin' the greenie world with electric car prototype
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 3, 2008 12:12 PM CDT

(Newser) – Neil Young has shifted gear in his quest to make the world a better place, reports the AP. The Canadian rock legend known for his protest songs is working with a Wichita mechanic to convert his 1959 Lincoln Continental to run on an electric battery. Young hopes the prototype could be a model for the world's first affordable, mass-market electric car.

"You know, I thought long ago you could change the world by writing songs," the rocker said. "Oh, you can inspire a few people, get some of them to change their thinking about something. But you can't change the world by writing songs. But we could change it with this car."