The damage done

Fire officials in California say a fire at a warehouse that stored memorabilia belonging to Neil Young started in a vintage car the singer had converted into a hybrid vehicle.  …

Young had converted the car to run on batteries and a biodiesel-powered generator as part of his LincVolt project to create the world’s most efficient full-size vehicle.   …

In a message posted on the LincVolt website, Young wrote, “Lincvolt was severely damaged in the fire. We are still investigating the exact cause although it appears to be an operator error that occurred in an untested part of the charging system.”  …

About $1 million in damage was caused by the two-alarm blaze …”  “Neil Young’s Car Starts Warehouse Fire in Calif.

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