WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR (2006) tries to persuade its audience that quality zero emissions vehicles are not only viable, they've already been made. General Motor's EV1 was a limited release electric car that hit the market in the 90's, only to disappear inexplicably a few years later. Several culprits are fingered, including the oil industry (which stood to lose billions in future profits,) the goverment (which joined in a lawsuit against California to fight against its zero emissions vehicle laws, eventually causing the state to remove electric cars from the list of vehicles which met the ZEV requirements,) and GM itself (which never actually sold the vehicles...it leased them out, then repossessed them when the leases expired, claiming that the vehicles had been a failure.) Several former owners are interviewed, most of them with glowing reviews of the vehicle's performance.
Overall, the argument is strong, but WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR suffers from one major defect...it lacks a solid counter-argument to the points it raises. Still, it lays enough groundwork to convince me that the United States is not doing enough to stem the tide of air pollution caused by vehicle emissions.