"Who Killed the Electric Car?" DVD, 2006

Summary

General Motors' EV1 electric automobile, introduced in 1996, earned a devoted following. So much so that, when the model was canceled in 2003, some fans suspected a conspiracy between GM, petroleum interests and politicians. The 2006 documentary film Who Killed the Electric Car? explored this and other theories for the EV1's demise.

General Motors' EV1 electric automobile, introduced in 1996, earned a devoted following. So much so that, when the model was canceled in 2003, some fans suspected a conspiracy between GM, petroleum interests and politicians. The 2006 documentary film Who Killed the Electric Car? explored this and other theories for the EV1's demise.

Artifact

DVD

Date Made

2006

Creators

Paine, Chris 

Sony Pictures Classics (Firm) 

Place of Creation

United States 

Creator Notes

Film by Chris Paine; made in the United States for Sony Pictures Classics.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2011.114.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Plastic (Organic material)
Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 in

Width: 5.25 in

Thickness: 0.5625 in

Inscriptions

Printed on front: WHO KILED / THE ELECTRIC CAR? / A LACK OF CONSUMER CONFIDENCE... OR CONSPIRACY? / SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL OFFICIAL SLECTION / TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL OFFICIAL SELECTION Decal on front plastic wrap: INDIES / CHOSEN FOR TARGET / BY THE INDEPENDENT / FILM CHANNEL / 10060079 Printed on side: WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR? / SONY PICTURES / CLASSICS Printed in part on verso: RUNNING SOLELY ON ELECTRICITY, GENERAL MOTORS' FLEET OF EV-1 ELECTRIC VEHICLES WERE SO EFFICIENT, THEY WERE ON THE BRINK OF ALTERING THE FUTURE OF DRIVING IN AMERICA [...] / NARRATED BY MARTIN SHEEN AND FEATURING ON SCREEN CONTRIBUTIONS WITH ED BEGLEY JR., RALPH NADER AND ALEXANDRA PAUL [...] / WWW.SONYPICTURES.COM / 10202 W. WASHINGTON BLVD., CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA 90232-3195/ COPYRIGHT 2006 / PRINTED IN U.S.A.

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