Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006)
David Freeman: The oil industry and the automobile companies are resistant to change. The American people need to be reminded that it took a law to get seatbelts in the cars. It took a law to get airbags in the cars. It took a law to get the mileage up from 12 to 20 miles per gallon. It took a law to get catalytic converters to control the pollution. And i think clean cars are too important to be left to the automobile industry.
Mel Gibson: Who writes the history? Um, well... The guy with the biggest club.
Narrator: A fuel cell car, powered by hydrogen made with electricity, uses three to four times more energy than a car powered by batteries.
Ed Begley Jr.: The electric vehicle is not for everybody. It can only meet the needs of 90 percent of the population.