Last night, I caught most of the PBS show NOW which was discussing the upcoming documentary: Who Killed the Electric Car?
Fascinating, if somewhat accusatory, it focuses on the EV-1 "test" cars that were leased to many people in the mid to late 1990s (among them, the uber-environmentalist Ed Begley Jr.). The documentary investigates America's outmoded paradigms in the automotive and oil industries.
The film features a number of celebrites from Phylis Diller to Mel Gibson, along with industry representatives and well-known environmentalists. It opens at the end of June in New York and L.A.; hopefully it will play here sometime this summer.
tags: movies, coming soon.