Who Killed The Electric Car?

Who Killed The Electric Car?

Who Killed The Electric Car?

"Fashioned as a tongue-in-cheek murder mystery, this documentary looks at the rise and swift demise of the electric car in mid-90s California. Sleek, compact and environmentally sound, the prototype EV-1 electric car was developed by GM. But by the end of the decade, the sole remaining EV-1 was a novelty item in a motor museum. As in all od murder conspiracies, the suspects - General Motors, oil companies, the US vernment and consumers - all end up with blood on their hands. A timely reminder that we have the technology to save the world, if only that were the aim of those in charge." (Tribeca Film Festival)

2006Rating: M92 minsUSA
Documentary
Director:
Chris Paine (feature debut)
Writer:
Chris Paine
Cast:
Martin Sheen

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Review

Amost amazing film that all school children should see

5.0
Variety

Variety

press

A likable if partisan post-mortem on the now-defunct auto. Writer-helmer Chris Paine leaves no doubt he's a huge fan of the car nor who he considers the bad guys to be...

Film Threat

Film Threat

press

Using interviews with environmental activists, politicians, industry insiders, and celebrities (of whom Mel Gibson is, surprisingly, one of the most coherent), Paine attempts to solve the mystery...

Variety

Variety

press

A likable if partisan post-mortem on the now-defunct auto. Writer-helmer Chris Paine leaves no doubt he's a huge fan of the car nor who he considers the bad guys to be...

Film Threat

Film Threat

press

Using interviews with environmental activists, politicians, industry insiders, and celebrities (of whom Mel Gibson is, surprisingly, one of the most coherent), Paine attempts to solve the mystery...

Review

Amost amazing film that all school children should see

5.0