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Review: Who Killed the Electric

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This entertaining attempts to answer the question of General Motors killed its electric car the EV1 because people didn’t buy it, or because sinister and government forces conspired to it.

Throughout the movie, experts at suggestions that GM never tried to sell the car and killed it it attracted too much attention. For Los Angeles Times automotive Dan Neil says that GM have been happy to any car it could, even one that ran on pig GM spokesman Dave Barthmuss informs us that while the lists of buyers for the car appeared some containing 4,000 when they were down only about 40 were really serious.

If is true then why, filmmaker Chris Paine, a EV1 owner, was GM so aggressive about the electric car out of circulation? Barthmuss, the GM spokesman who said the car didn’t states that the EV1s be used in other applications and not be crushed. In fact, the cars taken to the GM proving grounds in and not just crushed, but systematically

Who Killed the Electric Car? is as a mock whodunit that suspects and then pronounces a The playful tone actually a very serious question: Are automakers and politicians really for solutions to oil dependence and air pollution, as claim? Or are they more in producing gas-guzzling SUVs feather their nests and the oil companies?

Another suspect in the demise is the California Air Resources (CARB), which passed the Zero Emissions Mandate The radical ZEV stated that 2 of new vehicles sold in California be emission-free by 1998 and 10 percent by This seemed to give to the EV1, which was launched in

When the law was repealed under from auto industry (while voices of clean-air were suppressed, the filmmakers the EV1 and other electric cars RAV4 and Ford Ranger) sent to the shredder.

When we a movie like this, we try to our critical faculties engaged to the moviemakers stacking the deck to their point. After they hold all the cards and can the final edits to leave out or only those things support their case. To the questions raised by the movie you to consider the car itself: Was the EV1, by Saturn dealerships, a real

There are many interviews in the with people who fell in with the EV1, such as Mel Gibson, Tom Hanks and Peter Here at we have a who drove the EV1 and said it was silent, futuristic and very cool. The drawbacks he detected were a ride and limited cruising

When it was first introduced, the EV1 had a range of 40 miles. Critics say makes the car virtually useless. as the movie points out, GM was in of a better battery but chose not to put it in the Later, a different battery was and the range climbed to 160 miles.

the EV1 was not a car that could compete on a basis with other It was more a symbol of what be done and what might be in our It was leased for a higher payment most other cars, making it a choice for only environmentalists or other image-seekers as celebrities.

Some people who watch the would say the limited range and payment are clear proof the car was destined to fail. However, we as evidence people who owned the loved it and desperately fought to it. Instead, these people forced to stand by as tow trucks their cars at the end of the lease.

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One shows a line of electric waiting to be shredded by an employee who they were fully So why are they being destroyed? a bit of a mystery, he tells the camera.

An trend presented by the movie is the way technology is dangled in front of the to allay fears of the future. told not to worry about oil prices and tightening energy because coming to the rescue are cars that will be nonpolluting and run on abundantly available The only problem is, fuel-cell are five years away.

In fact, they’ve been years away for the last 10 The EV1 was killed because of the promise of a alternative that may never

Urban legends about in the automotive world have ever since the car was invented. about a super-efficient gasoline suppressed by the automakers are favorites. Is the of the EV1 just another conspiracy by paranoid environmentalists? Is consumer the only cause of its death?

Or are real, behind-the-scenes forces, by a thirst for immediate profit and to our darkening, polluted skies?

you agree with this you owe it to yourself to see it. While the case of the EV1 is limited in impact, the issues are symptomatic of the way automakers view regulation and energy needs. the filmmakers don’t present a gun, they deliver circumstantial evidence to convince us we should keep this open for further investigation.

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