Neil Young’s eco car blamed for warehouse blaze

Singer's battery-powered vehicle linked to fire in storage facility, causing an estimated $1m in damage

Neil Young's fuel-efficient car has been linked to a warehouse fire in San Francisco, which saw vintage guitars and memorabilia owned by the singer go up in smoke. This battery-powered car, a converted 1959 Lincoln Continental, was the inspiration for Young's 2009 album, Fork In The Road

According to, the vehicle's charging system was responsible for a blaze that ripped through a warehouse in San Francisco's San Carlos neighbourhood on 9th November. The 10,000 sq-ft space contained paintings, instruments and vintage cars owned by Young, including the LincVolt. Although Young has blamed the fire on "human error", authorities are blaming the hybrid vehicle, according to Spinner.

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