Sony Pictures Classics Presents : Who Killed the Electric Car? I just ran across a review of this movie in a paper today. It claims that electric cars were deliberately made to fail, to favor gas/oil of course. This seems like it figures to me. But the article I saw pointed out that the electric car was killed by its own inefficiency, like needing to be recharged after 55-100 miles, in which case it just stopes dead where it is, and taking 4-8 hours to recharge. But to me, that begs the question of whether this inefficiency could have been improved, and whether that was where the deliberate plot to make it fail lied. For over 25 years; I've been wondering why they could never improve it. Of course, the big alternative is hybrid, which combines electric motors with combustion engines. They just had to keep that gas/oil in there; and this us what has started to take off. That always looked to me like a deliberate compromise. If they could do hybrid, why couldn't they perfect an all electric drive? Or maybe a modular battery pack where you switch batteries at the refill station instead of gas. I heard you could have an engine that runs on compressed air. (http://auto.howstuffworks.com/air-car.htm) Perhaps if they combined that with the hybrid electric drive technology in place of gas. And then the hydrogen fuel cell. But you are hard pressed to hear how safe that reallu is. The most I could find is that it is not as bad as gasoline, because when it explodes, it just goes "poof", and is gone, where the gas spills and burns continuously. But this considering that the hydrogen tank is right under the seats! So what does everyone else think on this?