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Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006)

5 Ratings: 3.4
Documentary movie

It begins with a solemn funeral…for a car. By the end of Chris Paine's lively and informative documentary, the idea doesn't seem quite so strange. As narrator Martin Sheen notes, "They were quiet and fast, produced no exhaust and ran without gasoline." … see full wiki

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Cast: Martin Sheen
Genre: Documentary
5 reviews about Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006)
review by . March 24, 2008
After looking forward to this informative documentary, I have to admit I first started to roll my eyes. It starts with a funeral scene for the electric car. Now both political sides of me came together and found the ensuing scene loathesome. The conservative in me saw this as simplistic propaganda, and the liberal in me who loves alternative energy wanted to scream that this was fodder for conservative commentators who would pounce at any opportunity to squelch all designs for windmills, solar, …
review by . January 23, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
Very informative. I was never aware of the speeds that the electric car could attain and that on a single charge it could go at least 70 miles. It is a very practical unit for city driving but you would need something that would last a bit longer for long trips. The people that owned these cars seemed to have a lot of fun driving them.     The premise of the film is that the oil companies put pressure on government officials to doom the original electric car. It seems like nobody …
review by . November 29, 2007
The documentary is about an electric car GM launched and then pulled over the objections of the people who had leased them. The documentary investigates the reasons why the vehicle was pulled out of the market considering the efforts by the owners and other companies to keep it in them. This is an extremely interesting and well made movie. It is definitely an eye-opener and everyone should see it. The movie is well made. It is also very intriguing and relevant to what is going on today: gas prices …
review by . February 14, 2007
Electric cars have been around since the days of Henry Ford. This is one of the many interesting facts I learned by watching this movie. Starting with a mock funeral of an EV1 (Electric Vehicle 1), and ending with a video shot of the last EV1 known to exist in the USA (in a museum nonetheless), this movie is part documentary and part editorial. It tells the story of the EV1, an electric vehicle designed and built by GM in the 1990's and leased to customers in California, partially in response to …
review by . January 02, 2007
I'm compromising with four stars for this movie. With regard to subject matter and social relevance, Who Killed the Electric Car easily merits five stars. However if you're looking for something as an entertaining as well as being informative (a criteria that I like to apply to documentaries), it falls squarely in the middle of the pack during a year of especially worthy documentary efforts (like Wordplay and An Inconvenient Truth    It's the story of the EV1, a vehicle given …
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