who killed the electric car

5 reasons why WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR? still matters

5 reasons why WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR? still matters

If you’ve taken a look at the schedule for The Green programming this month (and the rest of what’s on Sundance Channel this week), this Sunday’s showing of WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR? may have caught your attention – and even had you scratching your head a bit. After all, aren’t electrified vehicles now alive and well? The Nissan LEAF (a fully electric car) and the Chevy Volt (a plug-in hybrid with a 40 mile all-electric range) are getting lots of attention, and boutique automakers like Tesla are still plugging away (so to speak). Gearheads are converting their own cars to electricity and even offering the service to others. And director Chris Paine’s next film is called REVENGE OF THE ELECTRIC CAR. Doesn’t all of this prove that this five-year-old documentary is already dated?

Oil Company Profit and Solar Panel Diversification

Oil Company Profit and Solar Panel Diversification

What is the deal with oil companies? They are making record profits now that filling up your SUV for the week costs a small fortune. Assuming the U.S. government does nothing to reign in gas prices (a likely prospect) and continues to protect the tax-payer provided subsidies for oil industries, what are these companies doing…

Designer Spotlight: Honda's FCX Clarity

Designer Spotlight: Honda's FCX Clarity

It’s not often that “cars” and “sustainable design” get mentioned in the same breath, but we think Honda’s new FCX Clarity is worth the exception. It’s their first production hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, based on the FCX Concept (which we mentioned before [www.sundance.tv]), and, in a couple ways, represents a significant step forward in design…