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Film: Who Killed the Electric Car?
California has the poorest air quality
In 1989, a study found many vehicles in Los Angeles caused respiratory diseases,
and they produced more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which leads to global
warming
In 1987, GM won the one of a kind solar powered vehicle award
GMs air resources board saw electric opportunity to solve another problem
Passed the gas emission test
EVI the first electric production car in 21st century
oWas fast, elegant, sexy, fairly priced, quiet
oAll you need to do is just plug it in at night, and when you need to drive just
unplug it
oThe cost of driving this is the same as driving a gasoline car
Not everyone was sure that electric cars would save US
People are very cautious about the new electric car
I dont know if it will be strong enough, how far it will go
Car companies made car compliance
For the regulation, they GM felt that they needed to change something
Then laid off assembly line and sales staff
GM models have been going back to the decades
White House joins fight against Electric Cars
Federal government joined the car companies to introduce Hydrogen cars
California killed its electric car mandate April 2002
Across California, drivers held protests to save electric cars
With no more electric cars on the road, GM now has their own EV1 fleet
No clue as to where the cars were going
About 50 EV1s were crushed and piled one on top of another
It was wrong, but more wrong was reasons for it
EV1s were not the only electric vehicles in jeopardy
In Los Angeles, Toyota has RAV4 EVs that are also shredded into a million pieces
Activists came together to bring back the EV1s on the roads, but despite the 1.9
million dollar cheque, it was useless
Who killed the electric car?
oBig oil companies
oAir resources board
oCar companies say that there was not enough demand for electric cars, but
some consumers never knew it existed
Suspect: consumers guilty
Consumers couldnt see the difference
What really killed the EV was American consumers they didnt believe they could
be functional
Did EVs really not have enough range?
Suspect: oil companies guilty
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Film: Who Killed the Electric Car? California has the poorest air quality In 1989, a study found many vehicles in Los Angeles caused respiratory diseases, and they produced more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which leads to global warming In 1987, GM won the one of a kind solar powered vehicle award GMs air resources board saw electric opportunity to solve another problem Passed the gas emission test EVI the first electric production car in 21 century o Was fast, elegant, sexy, fairly priced, quiet o All you need to do is just plug it in at night, and when you need to drive just unplug it o The cost of driving this is the same as driving a gasoline car Not everyone was sure that electric cars would save US People are very cautious about the new electric car I dont know if it will be strong enough, how far it will go Car companies made car compliance For the regulation, they GM felt that they needed to change something Then laid off assembly line and sales staff GM models have been going back to the decades White House joins fight against Electric Cars Federal government joined the
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