In 1996, electric cars began to appear on roads all over California. They were quiet and fast, produced no exhaust and ran without gasoline...........Ten years later, these cars were destroyed.
A documentary that investigates the birth and death of the electric car, as well as the role of renewable energy and sustainable living in the future.
1.75 : 1
Rated PG for brief mild language.
Car, American President, Oil Industry, California, Question In Title
Science & Technology [nf]
Vehicles & Transportation [nf]
Poignant, Confrontational, Biting, Earnest
Food for Thought
Has Detailed Data (New)
10, 1, 2, 3, 7, 8
Country Of Origin
Who Killed the Electric Car? is a 2006 documentary film that explores the creation, limited commercialization, and subsequent destruction of the battery electric vehicle in the United States, specifically the General Motors EV1 of the mid-1990s. The film explores the roles of automobile manufacturers, the oil industry, the U.S. government, the California government, batteries, hydrogen vehicles, and consumers in limiting the development and adoption of this technology.
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