Thursday, July 24, 2008

Who Killed the Electric Car?

Last night I got to watching “Who killed the electric car?” It was made a while ago, back in 2006 I believe, but it was really interesting. I don’t drive, as some of you may or may not know, this mainly is due to the fact that I don’t need to, although I am also quite proud of the fact that I have never had a license or owned a car – some people especially here in the US, can’t get seem to get their head around that idea.

It begins with a funeral, for the car - which to me seemed a little odd, but by the time you get to the end of the documentary, it makes sense. The story of the cars conception till demise is told by numerous people: actors, consumers, engineers and politicians.

The film, certainly sparked some good conversation between Ryan and I. And, of course when I log into my email today, what should be on yahoo’s headlines?

Hopefully this car has a brighter future than the EV1, which ended up getting crushed somewhere in the desert.

One day, I hope that electric cars will be sold at an affordable price for the general population, and that they have batteries that will last those long distances that people need to drive at times. The technology exists, its just up to the motor companies to put it on the market, and for us, as consumers to start to demand products which are kinder to the environment.


  1. Yes. Battery-run vehicles. Then, you know what would happen? The price of batteries would skyrocket! *giggling*

  2. hahaha Chuck, that's pretty funny :). They don't just run on double A's you know.

  3. I'm sure I took that wrong. Never mind. :)

  4. eeeeh - max... you most certainly did, if you were thinking what I think you were thinking, which I think you were.

  5. LOVED THAT MOVIE! Will buy an electric car myself once they are widely available and are affordable. (Well, give it a bit to get the kinks worked out and all.)


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