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Get ready for the ‘Revenge of the Electric Car’

October 29th, 2010

Herman K. Trabish

Who Killed the Electric Car?, director Chris Paine’s renowned documentary about the effort to save GM’s EV1 and Toyota’s RAV-4 EV, left the identity of the culprit an open question, and for good reason: the electric car wasn’t killed; it was wounded. And now, with Nissan’s all-electric Leaf and Chevrolet’s plug-in hybrid electric Volt coming to U.S. showrooms in November, it’s back, healthier than ever.

Plug-In America (PIA), which was born out of the protest to save the 1990s EVs, met at Paine’s sprawling hilltop home overlooking Los Angeles Saturday night to celebrate the organization’s fifth anniversary and the triumphant re-emergence of the car with a plug.


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EV1: GM’s ill-fated attempt at going electric

January 8th, 2010

While electric cars are getting a lot of attention these days, powering your automobile with a different kind of juice is hardly a new concept.

Remember EV1? General Motors pioneered the electric car way back in the mid-‘90s. When its concept car, Impact, drew favorable reviews at the start of that decade, GM decided to move forward with the next generation EV1, the first electric car designed for mass production.


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