Who did kill the electric car?


As a future hybrid owner, this documentary is of interest to me, and it’s coming to the Edina Cinema beginning this Friday.

I forgot electric cars were even a viable alternative at one point. We’ve been so inundated with the “hydrogen technology” of which Bush is so fond. And of course, the market has been flooded with hybrids in recent months. I’m interested to see what kind of spin this documentary puts on those issues as well as finding out what happened to the EV-1.

3 Comments so far

  1. Dave Dash (unregistered) on July 12th, 2006 @ 2:04 pm

    Just googling “Electric Car” revealed:


    Which was an interesting read. I’m not sure I buy it 100%… I mean, car companies spent a lot of money on hybrids… but why? Really was it just so we can keep on truckin’ in our SUVs or go blitzing by in our sports cars with a better fuel efficiancy?

    Personally I think if Electric cars are going to win out, it’s not going to come from Detroit, Stutgard or even Toyota City, but maybe those car modders who turn priuses from relatively tame gas-guzzlers into electric cars:


  2. Eveline (unregistered) on July 12th, 2006 @ 5:33 pm

    One nice tip I would like to share with you is that the electric cars are already available in the USA. ZAP (Stock Symbol:ZP – NYSE), a California-based Company, imports the XEBRAs from China and distributes them to its dealers. Just plug it into a conventional outlet. Check it out at http://www.zapworld.com.

  3. Greg (unregistered) on July 13th, 2006 @ 11:06 pm

    “Who is John Galt?” Any Ayn Rand readers out there who know what I’m talking about?

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