For Immediate Release
June 01, 2011
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The City of Boston Transportation Department will be screening the documentary “Who Killed the Electric Car” on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at the Boston Common, Parkman Bandstand at 8 PM.
Writer/Director Chris Paine’s 2006 documentary film investigates the events leading to the disposal thousands of electric vehicles. The film has been screened at the Sundance Film Festival and had received numerous awards and nominations from the film community.
The screening is being offered as part of EVBoston, a new initiative designed to promote the use and accessibility of electric vehicles in Boston. On May 23, 2011 Mayor Thomas M. Menino unveiled the City of Boston’s first on-street charging stations for electric vehicles. Three parking spaces on Cambridge Street in front of Boston City Hall Plaza have been outfitted wit charging stations and have been set aside for the exclusive use of electric car owners who need to recharge vehicle batteries.