Between 1996-2006 - General Motors (along with solid backing from the state government) invested a lot of time and expense in an honest attempt to try to sell the idea of the electric car to the skeptical people of California.

Written and directed by Chris Paine - This 90-minute technology-documentary takes a close-up look at the many obstacles that faced GM when trying to convince the public that the electric car was a positive step in the right direction.

This vehicle was looked upon as a means to fight the ever-growing concerns about the drastic increase of air pollution on this planet.

Facing fierce opposition and pressure from such multi-million-dollar oil companies as Mobil and Shell - GM eventually gave up their campaign and the whole project was killed.

Be sure to watch this insightful presentation to find out the real reason behind the electric car's unfortunate and inevitable demise.

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