"Who Killed the Electric Car?," which has been transferred to film from video, runs efficiently on its own energy and sincerity, which makes it not unlike the car it mourns. It may also be the most timely movie since "The China Syndrome," considering that gas is $3 a gallon, some profits go to countries that support terrorists and GM is fighting for survival -- in no small part because of its inability to have anything like vision.
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It was among the fastest, most efficient production cars ever built. It ran on electricity, produced no emissions and catapulted American technology to the forefront of the automotive industry. The lucky few who drove it never wanted to give it up. So why did General Motors crush its fleet of EV-1 electric vehicles in the Arizona desert?
Who Killed the Electric Car? chronicles the life and mysterious death of the EV-1; examining the cultural and economic ripple effects caused by its conception and how they reverberated through the halls of government and big business.
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A searing indictment of big business and greed, Who Killed The Electric Car? is a well-tuned doc that simultaneously entertains and enrages.
Chris Paine promoting Who Killed the Electric Car?
PBS Now - June 2006
The Daily Show with John Stewart - August 2006