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 – perhaps even the world. Those lucky enough to drive one gave it glowing reviews. So why were they all destroyed?

Narrated by Martin Sheen and featuring on-screen contributions with Ed Begley Jr, Ralph Nader and Alexandra Paul, Who Killed the Electric Car? is a murder mystery like no other, as it unravels the puzzling demise of a vehicle that could have saved the environment and America’s dangerous addiction to foreign oil.

NOTE! We now have the follow-up film from Chris Paine, Revenge of the Electric Car!

Author Chris Paine
Publisher Sony Pictures
Subject transportation, electric car, auto industry, sustainable transportation
Released 2006
Length 93 mins