Who Killed The Electric Car? This is a documentary film that explores the limited commercialization, and subsequent destruction of the electric vehicle in the United States the 1990’s.
This film explores the role of the automobile manufacturers, the U.S. government, the oil industry, the California government, batteries, hydrogen vehicles, and consumers in limiting the development and adoption of this technology.
The documentary focuses on GM’s EV1, which was made available for lease in Southern California, after the California Air Resources Board passed the ZEV mandate in 1990, as well as the implications of the events depicted for air pollution, environmentalism, Middle East politics, and global warming.
Watch the full documentary (88 minutes)