Who Killed the Electric Car?

Who Killed the Electric Car?

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Overview

Who Killed the Electric Car?

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/14/2006
UPC: 0043396152861
Original Release: 2006
Rating: PG
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:33:00
Sales rank: 32,049

Special Features

"Jump-Starting the Future"; Deleted Scenes; Meeky Rosie music video "Forever"; Special feature not rated or closed-captioned

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Greg "Gadget" Abbott Participant
Dave Barthmuss Participant
Ed Begley Participant
Jim Boyd and His Men of the West Participant
Alec N. Brooks Participant
Alan Cocconi Participant
John R. Dabels Participant
Phyllis Diller Participant
Colette Divine Participant
Tom Everhart Participant
S. David Freeman Participant
Frank Gaffney Participant
Marc Geller Participant
Mel Gibson Participant
Greg Hanssen Participant
Peter Horton Participant
Leslie Kendall Participant
Doug Korthof Participant
Alan C. Lloyd Participant
Alan Lowenthal Participant
Edward H. Murphy Participant
Ralph Nader Participant
Dan Neil Participant
Linda Nicholes Participant
Iris Ovshinsky Participant
Stanford Ovshinsky Participant
Alexandra Paul Participant
Bill Reinert Participant
Wally Rippel Participant
Paul Roberts Participant
Joseph J. Romm Participant
Paul Scott Participant
Bob Sexton Participant
Chelsea Sexton Participant
Jananne Sharpless Participant
Martin Sheen Narrator
J. Karen Thomas Participant
John R. Wallace Participant
R. James Woolsey Participant
Bill Wylam Participant

Technical Credits
Chris Paine Director,Camera Operator,Screenwriter
Peter Afterman Musical Direction/Supervision
Natalie Artin Associate Producer
Michael Brook Score Composer
Jessie Deeter Producer
Dean Devlin Executive Producer
John Francis Asst. Director
Roger Gilbertson Camera Operator
Brian Hanish Camera Operator
Michael Kovalenko Editor
Michael Kovalenko Camera Operator
Alex Lamm Sound/Sound Designer
Jim Matiosz Cinematographer
Rachel Olschan Co-producer
Alexandra Paul Camera Operator
Steve Payne Camera Operator
Chris A. Peterson Editor
Jim Ridgley Sound/Sound Designer
Jayme Roy Sound/Sound Designer
Rob Scott Camera Operator
Howard Shack Camera Operator
Dan Squires Camera Operator
Neil St. John Camera Operator
Jeff Steele Associate Producer
Bill Stefanacci Sound/Sound Designer
Nick Chatfield Taylor Camera Operator
Richard D. Titus Executive Producer
Tavin Marin Titus Executive Producer
Thaddeus Wadleigh Cinematographer
Kathy Weiss Co-producer
Margaret Yen Musical Direction/Supervision

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Who Killed the Electric Car?
1. A Brief History [3:34]
2. Smog [1:54]
3. Experiments [2:56]
4. A Mandate [1:17]
5. They Appear [5:04]
6. Undermining [3:20]
7. No Demand? [6:59]
8. Hydrogen [1:23]
9. California Kills Mandate [4:00]
10. No Option to Buy [1:20]
11. Protest [1:55]
12. Crushed [8:08]
13. An Offer to Buy [2:10]
14. Conspiracy Theories [1:45]
15. Suspect: Consumers [2:01]
16. Suspect: Batteries [3:15]
17. Suspect: Oil Companies [2:55]
18. Suspect: Car Companies [2:21]
19. Lack of Maintenance Profits [1:39]
20. Hummer Tax Break [2:45]
21. Suspect Government [7:46]
22. Suspect C.A.R.B. [1:44]
23. Suspect: Hydrogen [5:31]
24. Hauled Away [3:29]
25. Museum Piece [1:23]
26. The Guilty [2:16]
27. Adapt to Change [1:27]
28. The Future [7:51]

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