FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 22, 2007
Contact: K.E. Schwab -- 724-738-2199
Political Science Film Night presents 'Who Killed the
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - "Who Killed the Electric
Car?," a film that chronicles the life and mysterious death of GM's
EV1, will be shown by the Slippery Rock University political
science department at 8 p.m. Feb. 27 as part of its ongoing
Political Science Film Night series.
showing is in Spotts World Cultures Building Auditorium.
film examines the car's cultural and economic ripple effects and
how non-production reverberated through the halls of government and
big business. According to Mark Daniels, political science
professor, the car was among the fastest, most efficient production
cars ever built. It ran on electricity, produced no emissions and
catapulted American technology to the forefront of the automotive
industry. The car had a waiting list for those who wanted to lease
it. Refueling stations were built throughout California and
Arizona, all leading to the question, "Why did General Motors crush
its fleet of electric vehicles in the Arizona desert?" Daniels
The film not only deals with the EV1, but how the project became
the allegory for failure being reflected in today's oil prices and
A display case, on the first floor of Spotts, provides
Pizza and soft drinks are offered before the showing. A
discussion will follow.
Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier
public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides
students with a comprehensive learning experience that
intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced
educational and learning opportunities that make a positive
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