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Who Killed the Electric Car? Details

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Filmmaker Chris Payne explores the many factors that played into the ultimate failure of the electric car to catch on with consumers, even as gas prices began to skyrocket, in a thoughtful meditation on the increasingly important role that renewable energy plays in modern society. Introduced as a means of providing an alternative to increasing oil consumption and reducing pollution in 1996, the electric car was an all-but-forgotten memory only a decade later -- but why? Through interviews with consumer advocacy experts, automotive industry experts, and oil industry heavyweights, Payne paints a thought-provoking picture of a culture whose aversion to change and reliance on dwindling resources may be rooted in the financial concerns of a wealthy few, and may also be leading consumers down a troubling path. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:June 28, 2006

Awards

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Writers Guild of America Chris Paine Best Documentary 2006 Nominee

Crew

Chris Paine
Director
Dean Devlin
Producer
Jessie Deeter
Producer
Chris Paine
Screenwriter
Thaddeus Wadleigh
Cinematographer
Michael Brook
Composer (Music Score)
Peter Afterman
Musical Direction/Supervision
Margaret Yen
Musical Direction/Supervision
Chris A. Peterson
Editor
Michael Kovalenko
Editor
Rachel Olschan
Co-producer
Kathy Weiss
Co-producer
Natalie Artin
Associate Producer
Jeff Steele
Associate Producer
Richard D. Titus
Executive Producer
Dean Devlin
Executive Producer
Tavin Marin Titus
Executive Producer
Jim Ridgley
Sound/Sound Designer
Bill Stefanacci
Sound/Sound Designer
Alex Lamm
Sound/Sound Designer
Jayme Roy
Sound/Sound Designer
Howard Shack
Camera Operator
Dan Squires
Camera Operator
Brian Hanish
Camera Operator
Chris Paine
Camera Operator
Jody Leggio
Visual Effects Editor
Kearie Peak
Co-Executive Producer
Alex Gibney
Consulting Producer
Sheraz Sadiq
Research
Jason Saville
Line Producer
Jerry Gilbert
Supervising Sound Editor
Jerry Gilbert
Re-Recording Mixer
Marc Roskin
Co-Executive Producer
Bill Hermanns
Production Coordinator
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