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Who Killed the Electric Car?

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Who Killed The Electric Car

As we approach the next round of California Air Resources Board hearings, you can help us drive to our goal of getting more plug-in vehicles on the road. Your financial support through donations, membership- or with the purchase of the informative books and DVDs below- helps us spread the message that plug-ins work today!

Order your DVD copy of "Who Killed the Electric Car?" directly from Plug In America today for $10. Visit our store.

Combine the DVD with the new book "Plug-in Hybrids - The Cars That Will Recharge America."

Arrange a private screening or a screening at your school.
The DVD can be shown in classrooms or, if you want to arrange a larger publicized screening, please contact Sony Pictures Classic

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For information, write to us. Universities and larger groups can also contact the booking agency Evil Twin Bookingic

Watch the interview with Director Chris Pain from August 3, 2006
Read Director Chris Paine's Blog and find out about the challenges of making a documentary that the oil companies and automakers don't want you to see.

Writer's Guild Awards
Nominated for the 2007 Documentary, Screenplay Award by the Writers Guild of America.

Rotten Tomatoes
This movie has become one of the top rated movies of 2006 by film critics nationwide, and has been rated as "Certified Fresh" by the film critic summary site


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KPCC Radio, LA (listen)
Associated Press
Chicago Tribune
CBS News

"Who killed the Electric Car is a contender for the Oscars along with An Inconvenient Truth"

-Daily Variety

Who Killed the Electric Car

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About the Movie

This acclaimed exposé chronicles the life and mysterious death of the GM EV1. A whodunnit about cars, the people who love them, the companies that build them and fuel them up, the governments that regulate them, and the fight for our future. The film has screened at this year's Sundance, San Francisco International, Tribeca, Seattle, and Los Angeles Film Festivals.

Interviews include actors Tom Hanks, Mel Gibson, Alexandra Paul, Peter Horton, Phyllis Diller, Collette Divine, and J. Karen Thomas. Others include automakers, political leaders from the right and left, writers, activists, engineers, inventors, and everyday people who are wondering what happened to the electric car.

"Who Killed The Electric Car" opened in theaters in Los Angeles and New York on June 28, 2006.


EV World, "Ask Oprah Who Killed the Electric Car?", June 30, 2006
About, "Executive Producer Dean Devlin Discusses 'Who Killed the Electric Car?' ", June 30, 2006
Hollywood Reporter, "'Electric Car' could wind up in Oscar race", June 21, 2006
PBS "NOW", "Who Killed the Electric Car?", June 9, 2006, Watch video
CNBC "Closing Bell", Interview with Chris Paine and James Woolsey, June 7, 2006

What can you do?

Buy the DVD for your family and friends or host a movie party of your own.

Ask your local movie theaters to show the movie. Theaters love to hear from the public and they often heed requests for specific films. We know of many theaters that have chosen to show "Who Killed the Electric Car" after individuals asked them to.

Help to educate movie-goers. People who watch the film want to know more and want to know what they can do to help bring positive change in our world. You can direct them to our website for action recommendations and you can find great literature on our downloads page.