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What is the Electric Car? (2010)

TV-PG | | Documentary
The Electric Vehicle is a booming industry. Watch Interviews with manufacturers and drivers. Visit the Petersen and Ford Museums, Jay Leno's Garage and the Detroit Auto Show. A documentary for anyone who drives.


Ken Grant


Ken Grant (story), Andrew Reilly (story)

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Credited cast:
Jessica Bay ... Herself (as JoAnna Selby)
Ed Begley Jr. ... Himself (archive footage)
Aaron Berger Aaron Berger ... Himself
Tom Berry Tom Berry ... Himself
Forbes Black Forbes Black ... Himself
John Boesel John Boesel ... Himself
Scott Breckley Scott Breckley ... Himself
Rob Caldwell Rob Caldwell ... Himself
Jimmy Carter ... (archive footage)
Mike Cerven Mike Cerven ... Himself
Steve Clunn Steve Clunn ... Himself
Kevin Czinger Kevin Czinger ... Himself
Mark DeLisle Mark DeLisle ... Himself
Edward Do Edward Do ... Himself
Scott duPont ... Himself - Behind the Scenes


The Electric Vehicle is a booming industry. EVs are 400% more efficient than gas cars. Watch Interviews with manufacturers and drivers. Visit the Petersen and Ford Museums, Jay Leno's Garage and the Detroit Auto Show. A documentary for anyone who drives. Written by Anonymous

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The film won the Omni Award for "Education Achievement" and was also recognized with the DOVE Foundation Award with a review of 5 of 5 Doves. See more »

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Informative, Insightful and Important
9 August 2011 | by FilmReview80See all my reviews

As a Hybrid owner for several years, I have always been interested in electric cars, but did not know much about them since all of the electric cars that were leased by GM years ago were re-claimed. This brand new film answered almost every question I had, or could even think of about the exciting new electric car offerings now coming out. While there are certain drawbacks to electric cars (I would not want to drive one across the country), the film convinced me that this is a great car for the future. Many of the myths (about battery life, range, electric car pricing, etc.) were brought up by a father & daughter in an interesting conversation. This film also takes the audience back 100 years or so ago with a brief history of the very first electric cars followed by segments of questions and decade long misconceptions being answered in a very entertaining, yet extremely fact oriented manner. Although I had seen the 2006 documentary "Who Killed the Electric Car?" that showed the crushing of hundreds of GM's EV1s, this new film shows great promise for the new GM VOLT, Nissan Leaf, Ford Focus Electric, and many other new electric offerings which will clearly be part of our future. I would recommend this film to anyone looking for a new car in the future.

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