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“Who Killed the Electric Car” showing Dec. 12

The city of El Cerrito’s Environmental Quality Committee and The League of Women Voters of West Contra Costa County present:

“Who Killed the Electric Car?”

A documentary film by Chris Paine

Plus: A discussion featuring Marc Geller and Jeanne Trombly from the group Plug In America – and an opportunity to see electric car conversions and speak to the people who built them.

This event is free to the public

Was the electric car killed by an oil- and auto-industry plot? And why is it now poised for a comeback? Explore these questions at this film-based event, and learn how to make your own electric car.

“Who Killed the Electric Car,” which has become a classic, paints a picture of an industry whose aversion to change and reliance on oil may be deeper than its ability to embrace solutions. The film investigates the events leading to the quiet destruction of thousands of new, radically efficient electric vehicles.

11 a.m. Saturday, December 12 at El Cerrito’s historic Art Deco jewel, the Rialto Cerrito Cinema, 10070 San Pablo Ave., two blocks from El Cerrito Plaza BART. Soft drinks, sandwiches, pizza, salads and more are available! For information call 510-292-0853.

Special! Starting at 10:30 a.m. and continuing after the film, George Stuckert and Robert MacConnell of the Electric Auto Association will display and discuss the gas guzzlers they converted into electric cars!

Run dates: 2009-11-20 - 2009-12-12

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