We recently (finally) saw "Who Killed The Electric Car?". I had a few minor problems with the movie, but it's very informative, and worth seeing.
It was especially interesting to see this movie as the North American auto makers are asking the government - that is, the taxpayers - for enormous sums of money to save their dying business.
Would this money be attached to guarantees to build and market more fuel efficient vehicles? We know the vehicles already exist, all they have to do is build and sell them - instead of suppressing and destroying them.
Would this money even be attached to a guarantee of jobs in North America?
Neither will happen, and neither should this bailout.
Meanwhile, if you haven't seen this movie, please do. I felt it could have come down much harder on the US government and its connection to oil wealth, and I don't feel the consumer can be rightly blamed for the failure of the electric car, according to what we saw in the movie itself. But those are small disagreements. Overall, it's an important film.
To learn more or to get involved, visit the website of Plug In America, the activist group pressuring the auto industry to bring back the electric car that they so loved.