I had the benefit of watching this documentary last night – and it did open my eyes to a few things, yet also confirmed many things that I had already known for some time.
One of these things being the fact that the technology to mass produce electric and alternative fuel cars, trucks – whatever, is there and just needs to be implemented.
Was this one of the biggest blunders in the history of the U.S. car industry, or were consumers just not ready to go green? Who Killed the Electric Car? runs through the prime suspects and causes including car companies, oil giants, poorly executed ad campaigns, consumer wariness and an overall lack of government commitment Automakers, legislators, engineers, consumers and car enthusiasts from Detroit to Los Angeles work through the motives, alibis, and fallout to piece this complex puzzle together, one of those stories that in today’s “green’ market seems difficult to comprehend. Who Killed the Electric Car? is narrated by Martin Sheen.
Watch it and there is a new title coming out:-
working title “Revenge of the Electric Car“
If you do watch it, and again I suggest you do, watch for the part about the tax breaks to those who bought Hummers.
And who said Republicans weren’t socialists!