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What Happened to the Electric Car?

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What Happened to the Electric Car?

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What Happened to the Electric Car?

What Happened to the Electric Car?

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In 1996, a fleet of electric cars began to hit the road in the United States, leased to drivers for about $500 a month. But less than 10 years later, only a few were left. Guests look at the short-lived electric car, and the director of a new film talks about chronicling the vehicle's demise.

Guests:

Chris Paine, director of Who Killed the Electric Car?

Bill Moore, publisher of EVWorld.com