Who Killed the Electric Car? | Chicago Reader

Who Killed the Electric Car?

Rated PG 92 minutes 2006

Chris Paine's documentary about General Motors' development and withdrawal of the innovative, environment-friendly EV1 automobile is bound to reverberate with anyone who's fallen in love with a product only to see it irrevocably yanked from the market. Nihilistic greed was the major factor when GM terminated the car in 2001, though Paine is also careful to note the passivity of the general public. Among his interviewees are Mel Gibson and Phyllis Diller, both EV1 enthusiasts, as well as GM spokespeople and ordinary customers. Martin Sheen narrates.

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Official Site: www.whokilledtheelectriccar.com

Director: Chris Paine

Writer: Chris Paine

Producer: Jessie Deeter, Dean Devlin, Richard D. Titus and Tavin Marin Titus

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