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Who killed the electric car? a lack of consumer confidence ... or conspiracy?

Surveys the development of electric-powered cars in the late 1990s, and looks at events that kept them from being made available in the consumer marketplace.

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  • "¿Quién mató al coche eléctrico?"@es

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  • "Un documentaire sur la naissance et la mort de la voiture électrique, évoquant également la question des énergies recyclables."
  • "Bis zum Anfang des neuen Jahrtausends war in Kalifornien eine ganze Flotte ausschliesslich von Elektromotoren angetriebener Fahrzeuge unterwegs. Die stolzen Besitzer - unter ihnen Tom Hanks und Mel Gibson - liebten ihre EV-1 und bescheinigten ihnen exzellente Fahreigenschaften. Doch die Tage der umweltfreundlichen Vierräder waren gezählt, weil eine unüberwindbare Lobby aus Automobilindustrie, Ölkonzernen und Politik um Einfluss und Profit fürchtete. Dabei hätte es ein neuer amerikanischer Traum werden können, eine einmalige Gelegenheit für die führende Industriegrossmacht, der Welt einen echten Dienst zu erweisen. Mit einer zukunftsträchtigen, umweltfreundlichen Technologie, die das Fahrverhalten weltweit verändert und die fatale Abhängigkeit vom Erdöl gebremst hätte. Was könnte, in Zeiten alarmierender Ozonwerte und steigender Energiekosten, wichtiger sein? (Quelle: Homepage des Verlags)."
  • "Surveys the development of electric-powered cars in the late 1990s, and looks at events that kept them from being made available in the consumer marketplace."@en
  • "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 all but a forgotten memory only a decade later but why? Though interviews with consumer advocacy experts, automotive industry experts, and oil industry heavyweights, Payne paints a though-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."@en
  • "Investigates the development and demise of the fuel-efficient, environment-friendly electric car. Examines the Bush administration's role in the car's being peremptory pulled from production, the influence of the automobile industry and oil interests, and implications for the future of sustainable energy in the United States."@en
  • "El documental investiga las razones, en especial los intereses económicos en conflicto, por las cuales el automóvil eléctrico no se ha difundido en los Estados Unidos."@es
  • "Investigates the development and demise of the fuel-efficient, environment-friendly electric car. Examines the Bush administration's role in the car's being peremptory pulled from production, the influence of the automobile industry and oil interests, and implications for the future of sustainable energy in the United States."
  • "Special features: "Jump-starting the future": a mini-documentary, Deleted scenes, Meeky Rosie music video "Forever"."
  • ""En 1996, les voitures électriques apparurent sur les routes de la Californie. Silencieuses et rapides, elles n'émettaient aucun gaz d'échappement et roulaient sans avoir besoin d'essence. Dix ans plus tard, ces voitures du futur avaient presque entièrement disparu. Que s'est-il passé ? Il y a plus de cent ans, il y avait plus de voitures électriques que de voitures à essence. Pourquoi les voitures à essence gagnent-elles ? À l'aide de témoignages, ce document trace la naissance et la mort de la voiture électrique en abordant le thème des énergies renouvelables et du développement durable.""
  • "Running solely on electricity, General Motors' fleet of EV-1 electric vehicles were so efficient, they were on the brink of altering the future of driving in America - perhaps even the world. Those lucky enough to drive one gave it glowing reviews. So why were they all destroyed? Narrated by Martin Sheen and featuring on screen contributions with Ed Begley Jr., Ralph Nader and Alexandra Paul, Who Killed the Electric Car? is a murder mystery like no other, as it unravels the puzzling demise of a vehicle that could have saved the environment and America's dangerous addiction to foreign oil."@en
  • "Investigates the early development and demise of the fuel-efficient, environment-friendly electric car at the time of the mid-2000's when industry and public interest was at a cross-roads. Examines the Bush administration's role in the cars being peremptorily pulled from production, the influence of the automobile industry and oil interests, and implications for the future of sustainable energy in the United States."@en
  • "Investigates the birth and death of the electric car, as well as the role of renewable energy and sustainable living in the future."
  • "Investigates the birth and death of the electric car, as well as the role of renewable energy and sustainable living in the future."@en
  • ""In the 1990s, following California's passing of the 'Zero Emission Vehicle' mandate, American car companies began producing electric cars for mainstream consumption. GM's EV1, which was by all accounts quiet, fast, and capable of driving up to 80 miles on one charge, used no gasoline and quickly developed an intensely devoted following in California. But even as its popularity grew, car manufacturers were fighting the mandate; it was overturned, and by 2005 just about every single EV1 had been recalled, crushed, and shredded. GM put its resources into the Hummer instead. This documentary looks at the web of interests behind the car's demise, laying out cases against the auto industry, big oil, corrupt federal and state governments, and consumers themselves. Chris Paine's directorial debut is not especially stylish, but it is effective. He leads viewers through the twisty maze of politics and profit that surrounds the main story, taking time to dwell on the passionate attachment that many of the cars' drivers still feel for them. The film is narrated by Martin Sheen - the embodiment for many Americans of socially conscious leadership, and features interviews with an array of celebrities from Mel Gibson to Ed Begley, Jr. The film is not especially fair or balanced, but it certainly succeeds as a rousing, if occasionally depressing, call to awareness and action." [Distributor's statement]."@en
  • "Investigates the development and demise of the fuel-efficient, environment-friendly electric car. Examines the Bush administration's role in the car's being peremptorily pulled from production, the influence of the automobile industry and oil interests, and implications for the future of sustainable energy in the United States."@en
  • "Investigates the development and demise of the fuel-efficient, environmentally-friendly electric car. Examines the Bush administration's role in the car's being peremptorily pulled from production, the influence of the automobile industry and oil interests, and implications for the future of sustainable energy in the United States."
  • "Investigates the development and demise of the fuel-efficient, environment-friendly electric car. Examines the Bush administration's role in the car's being peremptorily pulled from production, the influence of the automobile industry and oil interests, and implications for the future of sustainable energy in the United States."

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  • "Who killed the electric car a lack of consumer confidence... or conspiracy?"
  • "Who killed the electric car? a lack of consumer confidence ... or conspiracy?"
  • "Who killed the electric car? a lack of consumer confidence ... or conspiracy?"@en
  • "Who killed the electric car? Misstrauen... oder Verschwörung?"
  • "Who killed the electric car [misstrauen ... oder verschwörung?]"
  • "Who killed the electric car? a lack of consumer confidence... or conspiracy?"@en
  • "Who killed the electric car?"
  • "Who killed the electric car?"@es
  • "Who killed the electric car?"@en
  • "Who killed the electric car? lack of consumer confidence-- or conspiracy?"@en
  • "Who killed the electric car"
  • "Who killed the electric car? (Documental)"
  • "Who killed the electric car? Misstrauen ... oder Verschwörung?"
  • "Who killed the electric car ? a lack of consumer confidence ... or conspiracy ?"
  • "Who killed the electric car? Misstrauen ... oder Verschwörung?; mit Interviews von Mel Gibson, Peter Horton u.v.m"
  • "Who killed the electric car? : a lack of consumer confidence... or conspiracy?"
  • "Who Killed The Electric Car? = ¿Quén mató al coche eléctrico?"