Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Who Killed The Electric Car?

Who Killed The Electric Car?
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Last Thursday, National Museum of American History removed its EV1 electric car from display, less than two weeks before the premiere of Chris Paine's film Who Killed The Electric Car?

The car will be moved to a storage facility, away from public view. The museum has no plans to show it again.

Since most of the EV1 cars have been destroyed by General Motors, the removal of this now-rare vehicle seems a bit odd, particularly at this time of record gasoline prices and renewed interest in alternative fuels.

The museum is administered by the Smithsonian and the fact that General Motors happens to be one of the Smithsonian's largest contributors has not escaped notice.

GM denies it played any part in the removal.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

To contact the museum and ask them why they removed the EV1 or to request it to go back on display, email them at:

or use their contact form here:

9:42 AM  
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4:29 PM  

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