I was pleasantly surprised to see an EV1 at the Fully Charged Live show in Austin, back in February. This is now a rare car. A pioneer. The first mass-produced and purpose-designed electric vehicle. Ironically, General Motors created it — well ahead of its time.
If you ever saw the documentary, Who Killed the Electric Car?, this is the car they were talking about. About 1,100 cars were made. Apparently, most were later destroyed. A small number were donated to schools and museums.
Back in 1997, on a trip to Los Angeles, I saw one out in the wild, parked in a garage. I even took a snapshot of it with my film camera.
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