Smithsonian Killed The Electric Car?


The big question of "Who Killed the Electric Car?" will have to be set aside momentarily while electronic car enthusiasts everywhere attempt to figure out the significantly less important question — "Who Killed the Electric Car — At The Smithsonian?" It seems the Smithsonian National Museum of American History removed their 1997 GM-built EV1 sedan from display. An interesting and conspiracy-laden decision, considering interest in the vehicle's been ratcheted-up with the movie's premiere on June 30th. Conspiracy theorists, go ahead and don those aluminum foil hats now, because although GM claims it didn't pressure the Smithsonian to pull the car and the museum claims they needed the space for another vehicle — that "other vehicle?" It's a souped-up SUV. (thanks to David for dropping us this one like it's hot)

An Electric Car, Booted [Washington Post]

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Who Killed the Electric Car? We're Blaming John Wilkes Booth [internal]