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5.0 out of 5 stars Eye-opening Documentary
Having watched this documentary I feel like I have been living in a hole in the ground for the last 20 years. How did I not know about this?

Assuming that the information in this doc is accurate (I am sceptical about everything I see and read these days), it appears that in the 90s many of the car manufacturers had working production models of electric cars...
Published on 11 April 2007 by Dyspeptic Spirit

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1.0 out of 5 stars A film mostly for emotive, ill-informed conspiracy theorists whose reasearch into the subject will end at Chris Paine's word.
It's never been easier to get your hands on an electric car, especially with government incentives, so I suppose the answer to the film's question would be 'no one'.

A skewed, one-sided argument is presented here that generally ignores the culture of US automobiling at the time of the EV1 inception. Only 2,000 EV1s were ever leased at a time when a gallon of...
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent documentary style film that really opened my eyes to ..., 24 Nov 2014
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An excellent documentary style film that really opened my eyes to how big corporate motor manufacturer's and oil companies sealed the fate of a great electric car that makes today's electric city cars look as useless as they currently are. Fortunately the very innovative engineers and designers who developed the tech highlighted in this film are beginning to use it in many different ways and offering viable green solutions as a result. 😉
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5.0 out of 5 stars GM You Should have listened to your customers, 11 Jan 2010
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This review is from: Who Killed The Electric Car? [DVD] [2007] (DVD)
I can't believe that GM would stop selling a car that customers wanted and were willing to fight for. Most car companies pay big bucks to get that type of loyalty. Yet GM didn't car. A few years later, they have gone bust!!.
An what was the top selling Toyota last year: The Prius ( a hybrid electric car).
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1.0 out of 5 stars A film mostly for emotive, ill-informed conspiracy theorists whose reasearch into the subject will end at Chris Paine's word., 16 April 2014
This review is from: Who Killed The Electric Car? [DVD] [2007] (DVD)
It's never been easier to get your hands on an electric car, especially with government incentives, so I suppose the answer to the film's question would be 'no one'.

A skewed, one-sided argument is presented here that generally ignores the culture of US automobiling at the time of the EV1 inception. Only 2,000 EV1s were ever leased at a time when a gallon of gas cost $1.30 and 207.8 million combustion engine vehicles were already on the road delivering better performance and a wider variety of style.

Still, the film should give the more feeble minded among us proficiency in understanding how economics, 'Big Corp' and the 'PTB' operate.

If they haven't already learned how the world works in one viewing of Zeitgeist that is.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must See Film, 1 Oct 2013
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This review is from: Who Killed The Electric Car? [DVD] [2007] (DVD)
How can people be so stupid and short sighted. This film will have you shouting abuse at the TV screen.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A sad tale of how the modern world really works, 13 Sep 2012
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This review is from: Who Killed The Electric Car? [DVD] [2007] (DVD)
Excellent documentary that tells the story of the development of an electric car that was so good the makers withdrew it from the market when they realized the effect the car would have on the sales of petrol run cars. A shockingly sad tale of how the capitalist market thinks nothing for the environment or the future of the planet, only of profit.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie, a must watch, 4 July 2012
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An eye-opening documentary! It leaves you wondering for weeks - and isn't that what good cinema is about?
Watch with friends!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent documentary, everyone should try and watch this, 15 Jan 2011
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This review is from: Who Killed The Electric Car? [DVD] [2007] (DVD)
I'm pretty clued up on cars, but a lot of the content and facts in this documentary really opened my eyes to the state of electric and alternative propulsion cars. But be warned, you'll fall in love with the EV1 this documentary focuses on, AND you'll really really hate some of the corporations studied in this film.

Either way, i should have watched this a long time ago!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Why did they kill it?, 29 April 2009
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This review is from: Who Killed The Electric Car? [DVD] [2007] (DVD)
This is an excellent documentary, which shows that the vested interests of the car and oil industry killed a car that back in the mid-ninties was technologically well advanced. Initially it's battery would take you 60 miles. But later another battery was developed that had the potential to take you 300 miles.
Now compare that with GM's latest anouncement that their "new" electric car which is still in development presently has a range of 40 miles.
Um hello! You had a car 15 years ago that could do 60 miles per charge. How come your new car can only do 40?

I can highly recommend this film as it shows what is possible if industry and government has the will to push forward alternative technology.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it if you are interested in Electric Vehicles, 11 Mar 2009
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This review is from: Who Killed The Electric Car? [DVD] [2007] (DVD)
One of the most well written technical books I have ever read.

A must have for any Electric Vehicle enthusiast who is technically minded.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Who Killed the Electric Car?, 1 Jun 2009
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This is the fascinating tale of Detroit motor industry's determination eight years ago to kill off the electric car concept ignoring strong consumer desires. The Detroit motor industry thought electric cars would reduce car and oil industry profitability. Now in 2009 most of Detroit motor industry goes bankrupt this DVD tale feels like sweet payback by US consumers who bought Japanese and European fuel efficient and hybrid cars. Great footage of GM's EVI electric which crazily GM scrapped against huge consumer pressure as they threw away their lead.
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