Electric Cars

The video clips below are from PBS’s “NOW” television show discussing the issue of electric cars that have disappeared from the American roadways. This interview is a couple of years old but is still really relevant in today’s oil crisis. It is important to be able to get multiple perspectives on controversial issues like electric cars being taken out of rotation by the car companies in order to further the need for oil and gas powered cars that affect every aspect of our lives.

The creator of the film, “Who Killed the Electric Car?” talks with NOW’s host about the controversy behind these electric cars that were literally ripped out of the consumers hands in the 90’s. With gas prices nearing $5/gallon in many areas of our country I think it is important to look at some of the possible reasons why the technology capable of easing some our financial hardships has been kept out of the consumers reach.

Angela Logan-Connolly