With the oil spill, BP’s, and Obama’s reluctance to actually get things done I was reminded of a great documentary I saw a long time ago. I thought that this was very appropriate now that this spill has happened. Who Killed the Electric Car? is a great example of how our government and large corporations decided what was in their best interests above what was in the environments best interests. If you haven’t seen this yet you should. It is very important to be aware of how our government continually keeps their pockets lined while keeping our earth and its citizens in a constant state of duress.
In 1996, electric cars began to appear on roads all over California. They were quiet and fast, produced no exhaust and ran without gasoline. Ten years later, these futuristic cars were almost entirely gone. What happened? Why should we be haunted by the ghost of the electric car?