Who Killed the Electric Car? Trailer & Clips


Who Killed the Electric Car? full movie is released on Aug 04, 2006. Watch Who Killed the Electric Car? online - the English Documentary movie from United States , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $1,764,304. Who Killed the Electric Car? is directed by Chris Paine and created by Chris Paine with Martin Sheen and Reverend Gadget. Who Killed the Electric Car? is available online on Amazon Video and Vudu.

With gasoline prices approaching $4/gallon, fossil fuel shortages, unrest in oil producing regions around the globe and mainstream consumer adoption and adoption of the hybrid electric car (more than 140,000 Prius' sold this year), this story couldn't be more relevant or important. The foremost goal in making this movie is to educate and enlighten audiences with the story of this car, its place in history and in the larger story of our car culture and how it enables our continuing addiction to foreign oil. This is an important film with an important message that not only calls to task the officials who squelched the Zero Emission Vehicle mandate, but all of the other accomplices, government, the car companies, Big Oil, even Eco-darling Hydrogen as well as consumers, who turned their backs on the car and embrace embracing instead the SUV. Our documentary investigates the death and resurrection of the electric car, as well as the role of renewable energy and sustainable living in our country's future; issues which affect everyone from progressive liberals to the neo-conservative right.

As know as:

Ki ölte meg az elektromos autót?, Chi ha ucciso l'auto elettrica? - Un giallo che si tinge d'oro nero, 誰が電気自動車を殺したか?, EV Confidential, Who Killed the Electric Car?

Release Date:

Jan 23, 2006

Release Date (Streaming):

Nov 14, 2006


United States



Production Companies:

Plinyminor, Electric Entertainment, Papercut Films

Gross worldwide:



In 1996, electric cars began to appear on roads all over California. They were quiet and fast, produced no exhaust and ran without gasoline...........Ten years later, these cars were destroyed., A lack of consumer confidence... or conspiracy?, Unrest in the Middle East. Rising Petrol Prices. Global Warming. There was an Alternative.


Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
by rottentomatoes, Sep 07, 2011
Rob Nelson
Village Voice
Another few of these squandered opportunities for art-house muckraking and we'll need someone to ask who killed the left-wing documentary.
by rottentomatoes, Aug 27, 2009
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
Chris Paine's documentary about General Motors' development and withdrawal of the innovative, environment-friendly EV1 automobile is bound to reverberate with anyone who's fallen in love with a product only to see it irrevocably yanked from the market.
by rottentomatoes, Mar 21, 2008

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