WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR?
September 20th, 2006 - 2:27pm
From Brian Masse, M.P.
I would like to invite you to an exclusive screening of a very special documentary film, “Who Killed The Electric Car”, on Wednesday October 4th, 2006 at 7 PM at the Palace theatres in downtown Windsor. Come see an example of what the NDP’s Green Auto Strategy could produce for Canada.
This documentary details the truth that building desirable, non-polluting, technologically advanced cars by domestic automakers is not a dream or a fairytale but very, very recent history. Government leadership and support, what NDP’s Green Auto Strategy calls for, is all that was needed to create the situation that existed in California in the 1990’s, where GM launched the EV1 electric vehicle. It was a revolutionary modern car, requiring no gas, no oil changes, no mufflers, and rare brake maintenance. A typical checkup for the EV1 consisted of replenishing the windshield washer fluid and a tire rotation. It ran on electricity, produced no emissions and catapulted American technology to the forefront of the automotive industry. The lucky few who drove it never wanted to give it up.
Fast forward to 6 years later…The fleet is gone. EV charging stations dot the California landscape like tombstones, collecting dust and spider webs. How could this happen?
The electric car threatened the status quo. The truth behind its demise resembles the climactic outcome of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express: multiple suspects, each taking their turns with the knife. WHO KILLED THE ELETRIC CAR? Interviews and investigates automakers, legislators, engineers, consumers, and car enthusiasts from Los Angeles to Detroit to work through the motives and alibis, piecing together a complex puzzle.
The film is not just about the EV1. It’s about how this allegory for failure-reflected in today’s oil prices and air quality-can also be a shining symbol of society’s potential to better itself and the world around it.
Join me in examining the recent past for how the future can be. See an example of what the NDP’s Green Auto Strategy can deliver.
How to get tickets:
You can pick up tickets at
Office of Brian Masse, M.P.
Plaza 300, 300 Tecumseh Rd East,
Windsor ON N8X 5E8
Fax: (519) 255-7913
Tel: (519) 255-1631
Open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed Wednesdays for constituent casework processing.
SEATING IS VERY LIMITED. PLEASE OBTAIN TICKETS IN ADVANCE
When and Where:
Wednesday, October 4th, 7:00 p.m.
300 Ouellette (at corner of University)
Visit the movie Website: Who Killed the Electric Car?