Who Killed the Electric Car?

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It was among the fastest, most efficient production cars ever built. It ran on electricity, produced no emissions and catapulted American technology to the forefront of the automotive industry. The lucky few who drove it never wanted to give it up. So why did General Motors crush its fleet of EV-1 electric vehicles in the Arizona desert? Who Killed the Electric Car? chronicles the life and mysterious death of the EV-1, examining the cultural and economic ripple effects caused by its conception and how they reverberated through the halls of government and big business.

Credits

Director
Chris Paine

Producer
Jessie Deeter

Consulting Producer
Alex Gibney

Original music by
Michael Brook

Editors
Michael Kovalenko
Chris A. Peterson
Written by
Chris Paine

Executive Producers
Dean Devlin
Tavin Marin
Richard D. Titus


Director of Photography

Thaddeus Wadleigh

Narrator
Martin Sheen