Neil Young's LincVolt Company Sued over Warehouse Fire

Neil Young's LincVolt Company Sued over Warehouse Fire
Back in 2010, Neil Young lost some precious archival materials when one of his own hybrid cars sparked a warehouse fire in San Carlos, CA. Now, to add insult to injury, Young's car company, LincVolt, has been slapped with a lawsuit in response to the blaze.

The San Jose Mercury News [via Associated Press] reports that Unigard Insurance Co. is seeking almost $500,000 in damages from Young's company, which aims to convert classic cars into more fuel-efficient hybrid models.

The insurance company is charging LincVolt with negligence in converting a 1959 Lincoln Continental car to run on electricity and biodiesel fuel. The suit alleges, "The altering of a gas-powered 1959 vehicle and its components is an extreme departure from what a reasonably careful person would do." Unigard reportedly had to pay $482,000 to the owner of the building after the blaze.

The fire has already been very costly for Young. The damages were originally estimated to be around $1 million.