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Who Killed the Electric Car?

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Original title
Who Killed the Electric Car?
Year
Running time
92 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Chris Paine
Music
Michael Brook
Cinematography
Thaddeus Wadleigh
Cast
Producer
Plinyminor / Electric Entertainment / Papercut Films
Genre
Documentary | Car Movies. Science Documentary
Official Site
http://www.sonyclassics.com/whokilledtheelectriccar/
Synopsis / Plot
Filmmaker Chris Payne explores the many factors that played into the ultimate failure of the electric car to catch on with consumers, even as gas prices began to skyrocket, in a thoughtful meditation on the increasingly important role that renewable energy plays in modern society. Introduced as a means of providing an alternative to increasing oil consumption and reducing pollution in 1996, the electric car was an all-but-forgotten memory only a decade later -- but why? Through interviews with consumer advocacy experts, automotive industry experts, and oil industry heavyweights, Payne paints a thought-provoking picture of a culture whose aversion to change and reliance on dwindling resources may be rooted in the financial concerns of a wealthy few, and may also be leading consumers down a troubling path.
Awards
2006: Nominated for Critics' Choice Awards: Best Documentary Feature
2006: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Documentary Screenplay
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