Who Killed the Electric Car? is a documentary film that explores the birth, limited commercialization, and subsequent death of the battery electric vehicle in the United States, specifically the General Motors EV1 of the 1990s. The film explores the roles of automobile manufacturers, the oil industry, the US government, batteries, hydrogen vehicles, and consumers in limiting the development and adoption of this technology.

Film Info

2 min 15 sec Duration
  • Posted: November 01, 2007
  • Director: Chris Paine
  • Writer: Chris Paine
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
  • Release: June 26, 2006
  • Cast: Tom Hanks(from a recording), Mel Gibson, Chelsea Sexton

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