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Bring Back the EV1 — Now!

2011 – 500 miles in a day (twice), in an EV

How I 500 miles in 24 miles (twice) in an vehicle.

Is There an Electric Car in Future?

Do you see yourself in an electric Dan Chiras lists the benefits of an electric vehicle.

What if you have a car with all the power and you’d expect, but that’s clean, quiet and doesn’t gas? Considering the price of gas days and instability in the Middle who wouldn’t want to ditch a in favor of a better alternative?

Those cars do exist, but to a new documentary film, you won’t be one now or anytime soon. Who Killed the Car?  follows the recent of the battery-electric car. In 1990, General  funded the EV1 prototype, a sporty car and an marvel.

Given this technology, the California Air Resources  (CARB) issued a mandate an increasing percentage of new cars in the state to have zero emissions.

At first, automakers as Honda , Toyota. Ford and GM electric vehicles to comply the mandate. But then something odd — GM and others sued CARB to it, even as eager drivers long waiting lists to electric cars.

With rising pressure the automakers, the federal government and the oil CARB eventually dropped the

How could this have To answer this question, Who the Electric Car? focuses on the EV1 and its lessees. It’s a feel-good up until GM’s puzzling — and subsequent destruction — of the EV1 fleet.

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The is packed with emotional from former EV1 lessees who and pleaded to keep their Ironically, GM cited lack of interest as its reason for the recall, begs the question: Why didn’t GM the EV1 more? Aside from the 800 few people, especially outside of even knew the cars

“I’ve never had a product I had to beg to and then fight to keep,” former EV1 driver Peter “I’ve never seen a be so cannibalistic toward its own product.”

The few who leased EV1s never to give them up — the cars had range (75 to 130 miles), cost pennies a mile to operate, and no gas, oil or mufflers, and almost no changes. Typical maintenance only of recharging the battery at refilling the windshield wiper and rotating the tires.

In classic “who-dunnit” style, Chris Paine also a number of compelling theories would say conspiracies) about the of electric cars in California. Did it because automakers and the auto industry stood to lose in revenue for parts and maintenance … oil companies were concerned monopoly on fuel was in jeopardy … of ineffective leadership within … because of industry-loyal politicians … or was the EV1 a fad, with consumer limited to a small but vocal of quixotic Californians? In the end, the is spread among all these

But Who Killed The Electric Car? is not about the electric car. The is a statement about Americans’ choices, and about how industries and manipulate them. And even electric cars have defeated (for now), the ends positively.


Mother News readers already there’s never been hope for the future: Recent in batteries, gasoline-electric hybrid and plug-in hybrids are driving change in our transportation options.

The movie is now available on DVD. For click here . To learn about electric vehicles, Drive an EV and Never Buy Gas Again We Need Electric Cars .

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