Who Killed the Electric Car?

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"A lack of consumer confidence... or conspiracy?"
  • PG
  • 2006
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • 7.6  (12,416)
  • 70

Who Killed the Electric Car is a documentary about the birth of the electric car as a source of renewable energy and an accessory of sustainable living and how over time the electric car industry has all but died as a competitor in today’s market. The electric car industry has been alive since 1996, but has slowly declined in popularity over the succeeding decade to where today, it’s rare to find electric cars on the road. In the late nineties, electric cars began showing up all over California, where they ran without gasoline and produced no emissions. The cars were prevalent along California’s highways because the fuel for powering an electric car cost sixty cents of electricity per an equivalent gallon of gasoline power. This documentary explores the puzzling decline in electric car sales despite the fact that electric cars can be powered for less money than cars that run on gasoline and that electric cars are better for the environment, with massive net decreases in pollution in the collective industry of users. The film includes interviews with prominent politicians, activists, scientists, and celebrities, who are all trying to answer the question: who killed the electric car? Answers range from lack of corporate wisdom to the big oil companies in the Middle East who are part of OPEC to the General Motors Company. Others say it’s the people who control oil in the market place, because these politicians have a strong incentive to discourage alternatives to automobiles that run on gasoline when there are still roughly a trillion barrels of oil left in the earth’s crust, which means that there’s roughly a hundred trillion dollars of money yet to be made. The film features interviews with famous celebrities including Mel Gibson, Tom Hanks, Alexandra Paul, Peter Horton, Ed Begley Jr, and a selection of US political figures like Ralph Nader, Frank Gaffney, Alan Lowenthal, S. David Freeman, and former CIA head James Woolsey.

Who Killed the Electric Car?
Who Killed The Electric Car?
Who Killed The Electric Car?

Trailer - 2 min 16 sec

Who Killed The Electric Car? (English Trailer 1)
Who Killed The Electric Car? (English Trailer 1)

Trailer - 2 min 10 sec

Description
Who Killed the Electric Car is a documentary about the birth of the electric car as a source of renewable energy and an accessory of sustainable living and how over time the electric car industry has all but died as a competitor in today’s market. The electric car industry has been alive since 1996, but has slowly declined in popularity over the succeeding decade to where today, it’s rare to find electric cars on the road. In the late nineties, electric cars began showing up all over California, where they ran without gasoline and produced no emissions. The cars were prevalent along California’s highways because the fuel for powering an electric car cost sixty cents of electricity per an equivalent gallon of gasoline power.

This documentary explores the puzzling decline in electric car sales despite the fact that electric cars can be powered for less money than cars that run on gasoline and that electric cars are better for the environment, with massive net decreases in pollution in the collective industry of users.

The film includes interviews with prominent politicians, activists, scientists, and celebrities, who are all trying to answer the question: who killed the electric car? Answers range from lack of corporate wisdom to the big oil companies in the Middle East who are part of OPEC to the General Motors Company. Others say it’s the people who control oil in the market place, because these politicians have a strong incentive to discourage alternatives to automobiles that run on gasoline when there are still roughly a trillion barrels of oil left in the earth’s crust, which means that there’s roughly a hundred trillion dollars of money yet to be made.

The film features interviews with famous celebrities including Mel Gibson, Tom Hanks, Alexandra Paul, Peter Horton, Ed Begley Jr, and a selection of US political figures like Ralph Nader, Frank Gaffney, Alan Lowenthal, S. David Freeman, and former CIA head James Woolsey.

Who Killed the Electric Car? is a 2006 documentary with a runtime of 1 hour and 32 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.6 and a MetaScore of 70.

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  • Release Date
    2006
  • MPAA Rating
    PG
  • Runtime
    1 hr 32 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (12,416)
  • Metascore
    70