Well after some technical difficulties (ie drinking and going out on a Saturday night), I hadn’t thought of a movie of the day for today until I was at the gas pump filling up my 13-gallon car. I was shocked to find out that I had just spent almost $50 dollars to fill up my tank. So instead of posting a movie about dudes shooting other dudes or a movie where I have to read subtitles, why not a movie about some social awareness.
Who Killed the Electric Car is an absolutely wonderful documentary about the little electric car made by GM that essentially changed the game of fuel and automobiles. A wonderful look into the history of the electric and how it was buried by the same company that championed its engineering.
The documentary does make you think about how this all played out. A viable and efficient electric car that had a vast infrastructure behind its release and the large demand for the car. To us, it was the saving grace for our fuel and cost woes, but for some it was seen as a gas killer and ruffled many feathers. The documentary takes a strong look at the political pressure and clout that eventually forced GM to scrap their greatest achievement.
This documentary couldn’t be more relevant to us now in our time of high gas prices. It makes you think about GM and why they aren’t bringing this car back into production. Definitely give this documentary a look.