Who Killed the Electric Car

Who Killed the Electric Car

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2006 M Contains low level offensive language.

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.

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. Our 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.

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92 minutes
Sony Pictures

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1.75:1 Widescreen
English, English for the hearing impaired
English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0

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5 by sacha7

Everyone should see this movie. I love the collection of bush-ism, the best one being when he says America needs to develop higher grade oil to run their motor vehicle's on, in an environmentally... Read more

5 by feenicks

Absolutely riveting though an anger management course is recommended before viewing.

The presentation is very good with only minimal repeating of already presented material except where useful... Read more

2.5 by Rocking Mama

Interesting/shocking but then it got boring as it seemed to be saying the same thing over and over. I didn't finish watching it.

4 by Mayrene

This documentary on the Electric Car is well worth seeing - in fact I recommend that everyone see it. It is powerful, important and riveting, though a little repetitive at times.

4.5 by Samamber

Should be more widely known and everyone should see it. Real eye opener.

5 by mapland

I think this documentary should be shown in schools. It was very interesting, and yes it made my blood boil!

4 by EarthwatcherNZ

A revealing insight into why we are still driving petroleum-powered cars when cleaner, superior options exist. The documentary shows the bias of companies like General Motors against anything not powered... Read more

4 by Kaikouragirl

a must watch for those who care about their future on this planet, that should be most people! Very upsetting/depressing ending where the good guys are beaten, and the baddies continue to force us... Read more

3 by chickletducks

This is an interesting documentary on (what is often said is) the greatest conspiracy on earth. Very interesting but only because of the stats. Would be really interesting to have an update with newer... Read more

3 by Serendipity

I actually missed this movie, but the people that watched this really enjoyed it ! ! ! Will just have to get it out again so I get to watch it