Who Killed the Electric Car?
Who Killed the Electric Car? ★★½ 2006 (PG)
Advocate Paine looks at the history of the EV1, the first mass-produced electric automobile, introduced by General Motors in California in 1996 after the state passed legislation requiring automakers to make a portion of their vehicles with zero-emission engines. Despite protests, GM pulled the cars (which were only available by lease) in 2000, citing lack of consumer interest among other reasons. Paine uncovers the EV1's ultimate fate—crushed at GM's Nevada desert proving ground. 92m/C DVD . USD: Charles Paine; W: Charles Paine; C: Thaddeus Wadleigh; M: Michael Brook.