Who Killed The Electric Car?
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It ran on electricity, produced no emissions, and was among the fastest, most efficient production cars ever built. So why did General Motors crush its fleet of EV1 electric vehicles in the Arizona desert? Launched by GM in 1996 in response to California's pollution crisis and resulting Zero Emission Vehicle mandate, the EV1 electric vehicle was a revolutionary modern car, requiring no gas, no oil changes and no muffler. But the fanfare surrounding the EV1's launch disappeared and the cars followed. Was it lack of consumer demand, as carmakers claimed, or were other forces at work? Those questions and more are answered in this compelling documentary that shines a light into the dark corners of the U.S. economy and government.

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Chris Paine


Sony Pictures


English (CC)

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1 h 32 min




5.26 GB (1080p HD)
2.42 GB (720p HD)
1.79 GB (SD)

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