Melissa Venditti

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FROM DEATH TO RESURRECTION: Who Killed the Electric Car? and the Revenge of the Electric Car

“WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR?” is a documentary made by American director Chris Paine that focuses on the journey of the electric car and its sudden absence after 2003. Hype around the electric car started in 1990 with California’s Zero Emissions Mandate, requiring automotive companies to produce and sell a set amount of electric vehicles per year. A great deal of consumer interest was sparked by GM’s EV1, a sleek two-seater that ran only on electric charge. The car made little sound, could get up to speeds of a gas-powered car, and did not...