Resurrected EV1 comes to SEVA [nine minute video]
"Of the original 1115 GM EV1s only 40 or so still exist. These were severely disabled by GM and given to universities and museums. A few more may still exist as part of GM's fuel cell research projects. In Early December of 2007 one of them was resurrected, making its first public appearance Dec 8th at Renewable L.A., and then a few days later at the Seattle chapter of the Electric Auto Association's monthly meeting on December 11th."
The 1997 PbA (Lead Acid) EV1 was reanimated by university faculty, students, EV Bones, and Pv's donated Tech2 scanner! Mike, a retired instructor made sure to mention that the car was a part of their ongoing Hybrid project as GM stipulated that the EV1 must not be used as an EV as part of their agreement when donating it to the school.
Added: 4 months ago
See some of the 'documentary's stars' from Who Killed the Electric Car--around an EV-1 in 2007. This one is going to stay as an all-electric, all-workable vehicle.
Added: December 09, 2007 (Less info)
GM's Order to "Cease and Desist" is keeping it off the streets.
Those who got donations of the EV1 are only supposed to put it on display, or do stupid stuff like mount a jet engine in the trunk, leaving a diesel STINK.
GM "contacted" WWU, which had restored the EV, and "reminded" them that it MUST NOT be driven on streets as a BEV.
So that's how long it took for evil GM and its oilie goons to hunt down and kill the revived EV1.
Shots of EV1, display, convenience charger, former EV1 drivers, whether GM can be forgiven...no. Who killed the Electric car: GM and Chevron."
Who Killed the Electric Car?
more pictured of the crushed fully electric cars:
There are mass manufactured air cars this year as well.
Title: The "Air Car" (car runs on compressed air--no pollution, oil) to be made in USA in 2009-10
Date: 2008.02.23 08:28
Description: Zero pollution vehicles on the way to the USA: "Zero Pollution Motors (ZPM) confirmed to PopularMechanics.com on Thursday that it expects to produce the world's first air-powered car for the United States by late 2009 or early 2010. As the U.S. licensee for Luxembourg-based MDI, which developed the Air Car as a compression-based alternative to the internal combustion engine, ZPM has attained rights to build the first of several modular plants, which are likely to begin manufacturing in the Northeast and grow for regional production around the country, at a clip of up to 10,000 Air Cars per year....75-hp equivalent, six-seat modified version of MDI's CityCAT (pictured above) that, thanks to an even more radical engine, is said to travel as far as 1000 miles at up to 96 mph with each tiny fill-up [of compressed air]."
Put a solar panel on the roof, and a small air compressor in the trunk, and you can recognize energy independence completely off the grid.