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Electric cars are the focus of documentary

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LTCC’s Performing Arts League presents “Who Killed The Electric Car?” on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Lake Tahoe Community College’s Duke Theatre.

The film is a 2006 documentary that explores the birth, limited commercialization, and subsequent death of the battery electric vehicle in the United States, specifically the General Motors EV1 of the 1990s. The film explores the roles of automobile makers, the oil industry, the government, batteries, hydrogen vehicles, and consumers in limiting the development and adoption of this technology and its effects on Middle East politics and global warming.

The film also details the California Air Resources Board’s reversal of the mandate after suits from automobile makers, the oil industry and the George W. Bush administration. It points out that Bush’s chief influences, Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice and Andrew Card, are all former executives and board members of oil and auto companies.

Tickets are $5 for general admission, $4 for seniors, children, LTCC students with an ID card, and ISSI participants. The box office opens at 6:45 p.m.

Your donation helps PAL bring more quality films for your enjoyment.

For more information call (530) 541-4660, ext. 512.

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