Project 10: Electric Car Video Part 1:
“Who Killed the Electric Car?” HBO (2006) 92:22 Minutes
Scene Selections & Film Notes: 28 Chapters:
1. Brief History
4. A Mandate
5. They Appear
7. No Demand?
9. California Kills Mandate
10. No Opinion to Buy
An Offer to Buy
14. Conspiracy Theories 44:00-45:45
15. Suspect: Consumers 45:45-47:46
17. Suspect Oil Companies
18. Suspect: Car Companies
19. Lack of Maintenance Profits
20. Hummer Tax Break
21. Suspect : Government
22. Suspect: C.A.R.B.
23. Suspect: Hydrogen
24. Hauled Away
25. Museum Piece
26. The Guilty
27. Adapt to Change
28. The Future
The deleted scenes account for about 20 extra minutes of film!
Be Certain to watch
the deleted scene:
Stan & Iris Building a Better World
to watch the special feature:
Jump-Starting the Future (15:08)
Film Notes: “Who Killed the Electric Car?”
What mandate began the need for the electric car in
When and who issued this mandate and describe what was suppose to happen and what were the penalties if the mandate wasn’t fulfilled by the auto companies?
When did the electric car first appear on
10 Years later, where were these cars?
When was the first time the electric car was killed? What killed them by 1920?
What is the gasoline car’s number 1 flaw?
In 1989 a California study showed that kids had medical problems.
What is a stage one smog alert?
Is CO2 a global warming gas? Why?
How much CO2 is added to the atmosphere for ever gallon of gasoline burned?
Calculation (after film): Density of Gasoline: _______g/mL
C8H18 + O2 -----> CO2 + H2O
What happen on April 24, 2003?
What is the average miles driven by a person per day? (Are you the average person based on your gasoline project)
Who is Stan OVSHINSKY and his wife, Iris?
What is C.A.R.B.?
Five Problems which have to be overcome to make the Hydrogen Car a real alternative
Suspects: What are the arguments for & against electric cars?
Consumers! Guilty Not Guilty
Batteries! Guilty Not Guilty
Oil Companies! Guilty Not Guilty
Car Companies! Guilty Not Guilty
Government! Guilty Not Guilty
C.A.R.B. Guilty Not Guilty
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Guilty Not Guilty
Deleted Scenes (record notes and give opinion if they are significant):
1. Do you want to have this argument on camera?
2. Dream Car
3. Hallowed Ground
4. Colette & J Karen
5. Brakes and tailpipes
6. Stan & Iris Building a Better World
7. Are EVs Less Polluting?
8. Street Theater
9. Shooting the EV1
10. Who Killed the Electric Street Car?
Watch the special feature: Jump-Starting the Future (15:08)
Record Any Notes that were not contained in the main video:
Additional Questions to update your paper:
Update on Stan OVSHINSKY:
Ovshinsky Clip: U-Tube:
Watch the U-Tube on the Ovshinsky Shingle and his machine (include in your paper)!
Smart Roof Systems
What proposals are there to make us oil independent?
Who is T Boone Pickens? What is his energy Plan (http://www.pickensplan.com/ )