Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006)
Friday 2nd February 2007
This hard-hitting documentary couldn't be more relevant or important. Who Killed the Electric Car? investigates the birth and death of the EV-1 electric car, as well as the role of renewable energy and sustainable living in the future and is available to buy on DVD from 19th March 2007, courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Directed by Chris Paine, narrated by Martin Sheen (TV's West Wing) and featuring contributions from actors Mel Gibson, Peter Horton, Phyllis Diller and Alexandra Paul, this is a revealing and who-done-it style documentary that interviews and investigates automakers, legislators, engineers, consumers and car enthusiasts to answer who killed the electric car?
It was among the fastest, most efficient production cars ever built. It ran on electricity, produced no emissions and catapulted American technology to the forefront of the automotive industry. The lucky few who drove it never wanted to give it up. So why did General Motors crush its fleet of EV1 electric vehicles in the Arizona desert?
The electric car threatened the status quo. The truth behind its demise resembles the climactic outcome of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express: multiple suspects, each taking their turn with the knife.
Who Killed the Electric Car? interviews and investigates automakers, legislators, engineers, consumers and car enthusiasts from Los Angeles to Detroit, to work through motives and alibis, and to piece the complex puzzle together.
- Jump-Starting the Future - mini-documentary on the future of alternative fuel vehicles
- Forever Music video
- 9 Deleted Scenes
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.