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SF360: Car talk with Chris Paine

SF360: Car talk with Chris Paine

On this one point, Mel Gibson and I agree: Electric cars are cool. He was introduced to them in a General Motors pilot program, which sparingly leased out its EV1s to movers and shakers. I was introduced to them by my neighbor, who could seemingly convert any object into an electric vehicle. (By now, he may have now even converted his two story San Francisco home into an electric RV.) It was fascinating to watch the story of the EV1’s rise and untimely demise unfold with such elegant mystery in director Chris Paine‘s “Who Killed the Electric Car?” which I got to see, along with an audience of hybrid drivers and my neighbor, during the San Francisco International Film Festival this past year. Susan Gerhard speaks with director Chris Paine for SF360.

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