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Cars, Coffee and Conversation Tonight at Tinto

When the first cars hit the road in the early 1900's designs were built around electric motors, since then the gas guzzling combustion engine has taken over, contributing a tremendous amount of pollution at a big cost to everyone. It would seem to make sense then that we bring back the electric car. Well, in the 90's GM tried with their EV1, a zippy car that they leased to customers for 2 years at a time, but by the end of the decade the dream was lost, despite good publicity and high-demand. So what happened? Who killed it? Was it big business? Poor technology? The US government? Or the auto industry?

Who Killed The Electric Car? screened at Sundance and Tribeca last year, now it'll be screening at a cool cafe called Tinto tonight at 7PM on Roncesvalles. While this is the last of 4 documentaries in their program called Food, Fuel and Free Enterprise, if you like your coffee with a side of doc and some good conversation too there'll be more on the way. Tinto has free weekly screenings Wednesday nights.


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