December 14, 2005

who killed the electric car?


EV Confidential is a new documentary/murder mystery directed by Chris Paine and produced by friends of Tavin Marin and Richard Titus (On_line), investigating the demise of an automobile that never made it to the US market, despite being everything we’d want in an electric car: fast, reliable, easy to recharge… and zero emissions. The movie, which investigates who killed it — car companies? Big Oil? Politicians? — looks heartbreaking and great, and debuts at Sundance next month, before a release in ‘06 by Sony Pictures Classics. Hoping to get to see it soon — for the subject matter alone, it would be great if we’re looking at the next big hit doc.

[trailer: dsl/lan | 56k | mobile]