by ken winston caine
See the November 2007 Fast Company piece on Kansan “Johnathan Goodwin [who] can:
• “get 100 mpg out of a Lincoln Continental,
• “cut emissions by 80%, and
• “double the horsepower.
“Does the car business have the guts to follow him?” asks Fast Company in headline type.
His bio-diesel/hydrogen/electric hybrid Hummer gets 60 mpg, has double the horsepower of a stock model, and “does zero to 60 in five seconds.”
Goodwin transforms noxious polluting, gas-hog muscle cars into super-powerful clean green machines using current technology and readily available Detroit parts.
He charges $25,000 per vehicle to manage the metamorphosis. His clientele is mainly celebreties and industry titans — the ultra-rich.
Detroit IS paying attention. But how long ’til this super-low-emission, renewable-energy, power-doubling, fuel-stingy technology is available to the rest of us?
Click this link to read Fast Company‘s fascinating article on this fascinating young eco innovator who is delivering the cars of the future, today: (more…)