Who Killed The Electric Car?

A FILM BY Chris Paine

A potent hybrid of passion and politics fuel this energetic and highly compelling documentary.
-Michael Rechtshaffen,Hollywood Reporter
A wondrous tale with an infuriating ending (at least so far).
-Michael Wilmington,Chicago Tribune
Fierce, deftly entertaining work of muckraking journalism.
-Ty Burr,Boston Globe

Synopsis

It was among the fastest, most efficient production car ever built. It ran on electricity, produced no emissions and catapulted American technology to the forefront of the automotive industry. The lucky few who drove it never wanted to give it up. So why did General Motors crush its fleet of EV-1 electric vehicles in the Arizona desert? WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR? chronicles the life and mysterious death of the EV-1; examining the cultural and economic ripple effects caused by its conception and how they reverberated through the halls of government and big business.

Release Date

Friday, July 14, 2006
Original Languages: English
Genre: Documentary, Environment
Running Time: 91 min.
Year: 2006

CREDITS

CAST
Ed Begley Jr.
Martin Sheen
Mel Gibson
DIRECTED BY
Chris Paine