We have a video of the documentary film that explores the birth, limited commercialization, and subsequent death of the battery electric vehicle in the US. The movie goes further and addresses issues that include conspiracies about the involvement of the auto manufacturers, oil industry and the US government, which is scrutinized in a biased tone that’s still very entertaining.

The film deals with the history of not only the electric car but includes a breakdown of the implications of the effects of air pollution, environmentalism, Middle East politics, and global warming. One of the main issues include the lawsuits against the California Air Resources Board from both industry and government, pointing out that George Bush’s chief influences, Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice, and Andrew Card, are all former executives and board members of oil and auto companies.

Other highlights include the interviews with celebrities such as Mel Gibson, Tom Hanks, Alexandra Paul, Peter Horton, Phyllis Diller as well as some political big-wigs including Ralph Nader, Frank Gaffney, Alan Lloyd, Jim Boyd, and ex-CIA head James Woolsey. We’re not sure about the legality of the video so we suggest you watch it quick in case it gets taken down. Otherwise, you’ll have to wait until mid November for the release of the DVD.

Via: Autoblog