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Who Killed The Electric Car?

Chris Paine


STUDIO: Sony Classics


RATED: PG (US) U (UK); for language.



In 1996, electric cars to appear on roads all over They were quiet and produced no exhaust, and ran without Ten years later, these cars were almost gone.

What happened? Why we be haunted by the ghost of the electric



Last July, my and I went to the theater to see Al Gore’s documentary AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, showed in great detail the threat of global warming; as many others that saw the we were just stunned. we had left the theater we stopped to my car up with gas so we can get back home…and for the time in my life I felt that I was pumping my car with and I told her that. We both an agreement that we would get a or electric car soon to replace sadly, before my mother get one she passed away from I had written a review on Ciao of AN TRUTH shortly after the movie, and mentioned that I had to get one, and I still intend to.

So, I started to do research online and a film was coming out soon electric cars; I saw the film and now I’m happy to tell you all about it.

Chris Paine’s WHO KILLED THE CAR? opens up with a of course, you would think they would be mourning a it is actually an automobile! Passionately by Martin Sheen, the story in 1990, when the California put into effect the Zero Law, which stated if auto companies wanted to selling cars in the state, some of those cars have no exhaust; in case you know, California has the worst of smog in the world. Six years General Motors decided to

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the EV1, the first electric car in 90 years; those individuals who and drove them gave outstanding reviews. Celebrities Tom Hanks and Mel Gibson made it on television they were cars that could the future of automobiles.

However, environmentally safe vehicles proved to be a major threat to most notably the oil companies. warning or notice, General (GM) stopped production of the EV1 line and set out to call back all of the What happened?

Did the Big Oil companies get too greedy? Were the consumers not Did the Federal Government want an WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR? may be a though it also a unique mystery and a tragedy as well.

I was shocked, outraged, and just away by what I learned; film was so influential in what it that I wanted an electric car now I was pissed off I couldn’t obtain one because Corporate America got too greedy.



In 2003, all the electric cars consumers bought were to surrender them back to Motors; quietly, they shipped off to lots, where awaited possible destruction. roots organizations started to keep an eye on all the EV1’s and kept on to GM, begging for them to release the back; one group even over $2 million dollars to pay for the that were left! As was going on, the Bush Administration and the of California decided to propose a new (read: bait and switch in the Hydrogen Cell Battery or Hybrids, which would run on though it still required

In addition, shortly before the were halted in production, a new was being introduced by GM: the gigantic

Paine actually drove an car for several years and was inspired to this film primarily of the funeral that occurred years ago in California; he presents film as if it’s a detective and investigates a list of suspects all are believed to have led to the destruction of the car. Check them

Consumers — Were simply not interested? Were the car correct in stating there enough interest in order to the project going?

Batteries Some people felt were not advanced enough to an efficient electric car for consumers.

Oil — They viewed the EV1 as a to their business, resulting in a of revenue; of course, they say 10 trillion barrels are still in the Earth’s crust, so that me they want to use it all.

Car — They were upset about the California and feel they were to produce the EV1; to me, that is not a enough reason to call all back and destroy them. it is believed, according to Paine, they called them because of the fact that had no internal combustion engine, was the cornerstone of the automotive industry.

— Since the Arab Oil of the 1970s, the U.S. federal has primarily made it their to keep America’s dependence on oil; of course, all those voted for a Texas oil man into are to blame even more the government.

California Auto Board (C.A.R.B.) — It set a and then it retreated from it.

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Hummer — GM had begun program before the shut of the EV1 assembly line; a huge, gas monster that was produced in with the military, it only that consumers who bought impractical vehicle are compensating for This is all I’m saying: if I had wanted a I would have asked you for



At present, it seems like the car—a vehicle that run on gasoline but uses an electric to improve its fuel economy—is the alternative at the moment. Of course, the oil is supporting it because they are receiving profits on it. What I understand is if the technology is here to electric cars—as this also proves—then why is it we are not driving now? To many people, the is obvious, and it is truly a sad reality.

I think the first step is to get out of office, a man driven on oil profits in the east—even having our military oil fields!

Just in case you know, the oil prices in the U.S. now been raised to unbelievable and it has been remained that way Hurricane Katrina; to this the oil companies and the federal government not given anyone a satisfactory for this. With the rising of global warming also us, it has driven many individuals to for some alternatives, and the electric car is to surely invest in, along solar panels and recycling.

The DVD of WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR? has fine special features, the featurette “Jump Starting the which talks about is available to consumers after the tragic demise. Apparently, are many specialty houses you can go to your car converted from a to an electric car by means of replacing the motor means of installing batteries, such as lead-acid or ion—though it can be rather expensive. are also some interesting scenes, though a music by Meeky Rosie (never of them) is completely unnecessary. The DVD of WHO THE ELECTRIC CAR is available to rent at video shops and it could be from Amazon for a mere 5

Thank you for reading, and I hope you the film fascinating and insightful, as I Chris x




1) “I’ve never seen a be so cannibalistic about its own product I mean it is just unbelievable. The three years have a terrific experience driving car!” — Peter last legal owner of the EV1

2) “You mean, they are not out those cars anymore? a real shame; we need cars!” — California

3) “It’s David vs. Goliath in a way…however, if there are enough in the world, we could put a stop to greed.” — Leslie Electric car advocate

4) “Who controls this The answer is the guy with the biggest — Mel Gibson

CRITIC’S #1: “Chris Paine’s well documentary goes beyond the nit-pick by the usual suspects—his encompasses all aspects of a technology big has been conspiring to put down the Model T.” — Jules Cinema Signals

CRITIC’S #2: “A documentary to make your boil—if you love cars, the environment, and scorn the power and of the oil companies.” — Frederic and Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice

QUOTE #3: “If there is any doubt (and why would there that the bald eagle be replaced by the gas pump as the symbol of the States, this movie the lid on that case. — Bruson, Creative Loafing

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