Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006)

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Released 9-May-2007
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With gasoline prices approaching $4/gallon, fossil fuel shortages, unrest in oil producing regions around the globe and mainstream consumer adoption and adoption of the hybrid electric car (more than 140,000 Prius' sold this year), this story couldn't be more relevant or important. The foremost goal in making this movie is to educate and enlighten audiences with the story of this car, its place in history and in the larger story of our car culture and how it enables our continuing addiction to foreign oil. This is an important film with an important message that not only calls to task the officials who squelched the Zero Emission Vehicle mandate, but all of the other accomplices, government, the car companies, Big Oil, even Eco-darling Hydrogen as well as consumers, who turned their backs on the car and embrace embracing instead the SUV. Our documentary investigates the death and resurrection of the electric car, as well as the role of renewable energy and sustainable living in our country's future; issues which affect everyone from progressive liberals to the neo-conservative right.
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Starring
Chris Paine
Ed Begley Jr.
Phyllis Diller
Colette Divine
David Freeman
Reverend Gadget
Mel Gibson
Tom Hanks
Peter Horton
Huell Howser
Alexandra Paul
Paul Scott
Bob Sexton
Directed by
Chris Paine
Music
Michael Brook
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding
Documentary 2006 88:43 576i (PAL) 4
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Widescreen 1.78:1, 16x9 Enhanced
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English Dolby Digital 5.1 (384Kb/s)
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Extras
Featurette-Jump-Starting the Future - Feature on electric cars and alte, Music Video-"Forever" music video performed by Meeky Rosie, Deleted Scenes
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