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Who Killed the Electric Car?

Published on April 3, 2009

Still catching up on things I missed while in China for 2 years. Who Killed the Electric Car came out in 2006 but seems even more poignant today as GM teeters on the brink of bankruptcy. GM spent years developing the technology to produce a zero-emission, reliable, affordable electric vehicle. They introduced that vehicle (the EV1) to the streets of California through a pilot program in the late 90s. Demand for more EV1’s followed, but GM chose to pull the plug on it and to forcibly recall every EV1 and have them destroyed. If you haven’t seen this, it’s definitely worth watching.

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