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Who Killed the Electric Car? is a 2006 documentary film that explores the 10 year life span of the battery electric vehicle in the United States, specifically the General Motors EV1. The film explores the role that several parties including auto manufacturers, the oil industry, state and federal governments, and consumers played in the failure of the electric vehicle in the 1990s.
It has been criticized, primarily by General Motors, for not accurately portraying the company's dedication to the technology. Most criticisms focus on the movie's implication that there was a high demand for electric vehicles and an unwillingness of automakers to produce the cars.
Tom Hanks is working with a company to continue to produce an all electric car. Wonderful that he's helping save the planet!
I saw Who Killed The Electric Car? It's so sad that General Motors made these cars which were so successful, and yet were squelched for very obvious reasons.