Who Killed the Electric Car?

93 mins - Business | Money | Technology
Average Rating: 8.4/10

Who Killed the Electric Car? is a 2006 documentary film that explores the creation, limited commercialization, and subsequent destruction of the battery electric vehicle in the United States, specifically the General Motors EV1 of the mid 1990s.

The film explores the roles of automobile manufacturers, the oil industry, the US government, the Californian government, batteries, hydrogen vehicles, and consumers in limiting the development and adoption of this technology.

Director/Writer: Chris Paine. Broadcast 2006.

Who Killed the Electric Car? from Julien Chaulieu on Vimeo.

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  • http://etsy.com/shop/cerenaleigh Cerena Leigh

    This was such an incredible documentary. I had to watch it in my science class a few weeks ago. It definitely changed my mind on certain things.

  • claudia

    they should have tried to sell it in europe… also their marketing crew was shit.

  • Jessica M

    This is an excellent documentary. Prior to viewing this film, I was completely unaware that electric vehicles had been available and were then disposed of. The scene where people were stationed outside of a parking lot full of the vehicles, begging for the opportunity to pay for them, was powerful.