Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006)

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Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006)

Postby red_gonzo on Tue Sep 26, 2006 6:55 pm

This is the amazing video documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006) which explores the birth, limited commercialization, and subsequent death of the battery electric vehicle in the United States, specifically the General Motors EV1 of the 1990s. The film explores the roles of automobile makers, the oil industry, the US government, batteries, hydrogen vehicles, and consumers in limiting the development and adoption of this technology. With gasoline prices approaching $4/gallon, fossil fuel shortages, unrest in oil producing regions around the globe and mainstream consumer adoption and adoption of the hybrid electric car (more than 140,000 Prius' sold this year), this story couldn't be more relevant or important. The foremost goal in making this movie is to educate and enlighten audiences with the story of this car, its place in history and in the larger story of our car culture and how it enables our continuing addiction to foreign oil. This is an important film with an important message that not only calls to task the officials who squelched the Zero Emission Vehicle mandate, but all of the other accomplices, government, the car companies, Big Oil, even Eco-darling Hydrogen as well as consumers, who turned their backs on the car and embrace embracing instead the SUV. This fascinating documentary investigates the death and resurrection of the electric car, as well as the role of renewable energy and sustainable living in our country's future; issues which affect everyone from progressive liberals to the neo-conservative right. Find out how you could well be driving an electric car today but some richboys prevented it from happening. 90 min. long. A must see for everyone.

Video specs:
Video codec: XVID, 576x416
Audio codec: MP3, 48kHz Stereo

More info: http://imdb.com/title/tt0489037

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