Documentary Screening: Who Killed the Electric Car?

Who Killed the Electric Car? is a 2006 documentary film 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 manufacturers, the oil industry, the U.S. government, batteries, hydrogen vehicles, and consumers in limiting thedevelopment and adoption of this technology. (Wikipedia)

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Road to Energy Independence: New York City’s Alternative Transportation Future

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Date: Thursday, Oct. 12 Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Gould Memorial Library, Bronx Community College, West 181st Street and University Avenue, Bronx Agenda (PDF) Website Description: The Second Annual "Road to Energy Independence: New York City’s Alternative Transportation Future" conference, hosted by Bronx Community College’s Center for Sustainable Energy, will be held at the […]

Movie Screening: ‘Who Killed the Electric Car?’

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Student and faculty led panel discussion and lunch to follow. Who Killed the Electric Car? chronicles the life and mysterious death of the GM EV1, examining its cultural and economic ripple effects and how they reverberated through the halls of government and big business. The electric car threatened the status quo. The truth behind its […]

This Week: Fixing The Great Mistake

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Lectures and film screenings are the highlights of the livable streets calendar this week, including a talk by Streetsblog publisher Mark Gorton at the New York chapter of the AIA. On Wednesday evening, Mark will make the case against automobile-dominated city planning, and explore what life in New York would be like if livable streets […]