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Friday, February 16, 2007

Who Did Kill the Electric Car?

I just finished watching the documentary "Who Killed the Electric Car" and I am having a tree hugging moment. I am not the consummate recycler of paper, plastic and soda cans; I do wish I had the option to use an electric car instead of a gas guzzling, carbon emitting one.

Also to think that I once owned a Saturn myself (a non-electric different-kind-of-car). GM marketed the EV1 through Saturn dealers in California and Arizona. GM really has squandered all of Saturn's warm and fuzzy heritage. First build a rattle itself apart car in Springfield TN (my car), then pry away a viable electric car with your OIL stained hands; crushing, disabling and hiding every one of the EV1.

So the movie is "Who Killed the Electric Car" and if you can stomach a little green guilt while getting another viewpoint on where we could have been with electric vehicles; I recommend the movie.

One of the interesting points made in the movie is that GM did not market the cars very well, I agree if this ad is any indication of what they tried. Who actually puts the idea of an electrical outage and electrical appliance malfunction in an ad for an ELECTRIC APPLIANCE car?

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