Just when you thought the electric car was a reality, it disappeared, almost without a trace... If you've ever wondered why it's taken so long for electric cars to be made and sold to you and me, this may well be the answer
Politically aware and conspiracy theories abound, who killed the electric car tells the tale of the success of the electric car in california and the following attempt to sweep it under the carpet... surely even GM in the US would have realised a car wouldn't fit under there.
Released at the same time as the 'an inconvenient truth' movie, 'who killed the electric car' makes a similar attack on the US corporations behind motoring and the US government. Despite the electric car being a blockbuster in Hollywood, the story comes to a tragic end at a funeral...
The Movie accuses the US government of extending the lifespan of the petrol engine by focusing on alternative technologies that are still years away. Despite a working electric car Hydrogen has still been touted as the replacement for petrol, yet, as the movie states, there are 5 miracles required before Hydrogen becomes viable:
Clearly hydrogen fuel cells still have a long way to go..
Full details on who killed the electric car be found on the 'who killed the electric car' wiki
The DVD itself is available from play.com
"The electric car is not for everybody, it can only meet the needs of 90% of the population"..
Author: Richard Garner
4th March 2008