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Who Killed The Electric Car?


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NOTE: Contains infrequent mild coarse language.

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"Thought provoking"
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A thought provoking dissertation on the US Auto industry's response to California attempting to legislate non polluting transportation. Although the film makers are on occasion biassed, they attempt to dispel the “myths” perpetuated by Auto Makers to dissuade the general public from demanding pollution free auto transportation. A well paced and informative documentary which successfully avoids the trap of appearing a platform for conspiracy theorists. A pity that the film itself failled to capture the public's attention, much like the Electric Vehicles (EVs) short lived appearance on California's roads.
Whether or not you are a “Greenie”, or just an interested spectator, the story plays out intriguingly. You certainly do not have to be either a fervent environmentalist or technically inclined to grasp the key points that the film makers put across. Well narrated by Martin Sheen, with appearances by US celebrities.


A Lack of Consumer Confidence... or Conspiracy?

With gasoline prices approaching $4/gallon, fossil fuel shortages, unrest in oil producing regions around the globe and mainstream consumer adoption and adoption of the hybrid electric car (more than 140,000 Prius' sold this year), this story couldn't be more relevant or important. The foremost goal in making this movie is to educate and enlighten audiences with the story of this car, its place in history and in the larger story of our car culture and how it enables our continuing addiction to foreign oil. This is an important film with an important message that not only calls to task the officials who squelched the Zero Emission Vehicle mandate, but all of the other accomplices, government, the car companies, Big Oil, even Eco-darling Hydrogen as well as consumers, who turned their backs on the car and embrace embracing instead the SUV. Our documentary investigates the death and resurrection of the electric car, as well as the role of renewable energy and sustainable living in our country's future; issues which affect everyone from progressive liberals to the neo-conservative right.
Release date NZ
May 23rd, 2007
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
  • Standard Edition
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.33 : 1
Length (Minutes)
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
  • Documentary
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