Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Who Killed?

Check out the documentary "Who Killed The Electric Car?"

Click on the "Enter Site" to visit Sony's official website for the movie. You can watch the trailer there, and access other interesting info. It's a very interesting and creative site.

Also, you can listen to an radio interview with the producer on the audio player below.

I would also like to comment that I think it is important to recognize that there are other types of electric vehicles such as electric bicycles, scooters, and motorcycles which are also a practical option for people considering applying electric vehicle technology to thier transportation needs. And these lighter electric vehicles have specific advantages over cars, in that that they are lighter, requiring less energy to move around. They are much narrower and take up less road space, making them better for traversing congested urban streets. They also are easier to find parking for. And with electric bicycles, they can be brought inside, such as in apartments or many offices, because they are just as safe as an electric wheelchair.

There are also, variations of elctric cars, which are in the form of pedal assist hybrids, such as the Twike from Switzerland, which has some of the comforts of a car, with some of the advantage of an electric bicycle. Check out the picture of a Twike down below.

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