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Early EV activists staged this funeral for the EV1 before GM crushed the cars

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As shown in Who Killed the Electric Car, GM and the other automakers ended their electric car programs when CARB watered down the ZEV requirements. To raise attention, EV activists held a mock funeral for the EV1 as soon as GM announced they'd call back the cars from the lease-holders. Parts of the funeral were shown in Who Killed the Electric Car.

GM EV1 Funeral (Part 1)

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In April of 2003 GM announced it was going to discontinue its plug-in battery EV1 program and terminate all EV1 leases. A funeral was held for the EV1 at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on July 24, 2003.

The funeral ceremony was conducted by Rabbi Brian Mayer. Ceremony speakers included Chris Paine, Wally Rippel, Eric Garcetti, Tom Gage, Ed Begley Jr., Ellen Crawford, Alexandra Paul, Alec Brooks, Howard Wilson, Paul MacCready, and Chelsea Sexton.

The GM EV1 Will Never Be Forgotten & Will Always Remain Close To Our Hearts & Shall Never Be Seen As Discharged.

GM EV1 Funeral (Part 2)

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In April of 2003 GM announced it was going to discontinue its plug-in battery EV1 program and terminate all EV1 leases. A funeral was held for the EV1 at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on July 24, 2003.

The funeral ceremony was conducted by Rabbi Brian Mayer. Ceremony speakers included Chris Paine, Wally Rippel, Eric Garcetti, Tom Gage, Ed Begley Jr., Ellen Crawford, Alexandra Paul, Alec Brooks, Howard Wilson, Paul MacCready, and Chelsea Sexton.

The GM EV1 Will Never Be Forgotten & Will Always Remain Close To Our Hearts & Shall Never Be Seen As Discharged.

GM EV1 Funeral (Part 3)

If You Agree That EV's (Electric Vehicles) Are The Answer To Our Problems & The Cure To Our Addiction To Oil Please Subscribe & Leave A Comment Thank You.

In April of 2003 GM announced it was going to discontinue its plug-in battery EV1 program and terminate all EV1 leases. A funeral was held for the EV1 at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on July 24, 2003.

The funeral ceremony was conducted by Rabbi Brian Mayer. Ceremony speakers included Chris Paine, Wally Rippel, Eric Garcetti, Tom Gage, Ed Begley Jr., Ellen Crawford, Alexandra Paul, Alec Brooks, Howard Wilson, Paul MacCready, and Chelsea Sexton.

The GM EV1 Will Never Be Forgotten & Will Always Remain Close To Our Hearts & Shall Never Be Seen As Discharged.

GM EV1 Funeral (Part 4)

If You Agree That EV's (Electric Vehicles) Are The Answer To Our Problems & The Cure To Our Addiction To Oil Please Subscribe & Leave A Comment Thank You.

In April of 2003 GM announced it was going to discontinue its plug-in battery EV1 program and terminate all EV1 leases. A funeral was held for the EV1 at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on July 24, 2003.

The funeral ceremony was conducted by Rabbi Brian Mayer. Ceremony speakers included Chris Paine, Wally Rippel, Eric Garcetti, Tom Gage, Ed Begley Jr., Ellen Crawford, Alexandra Paul, Alec Brooks, Howard Wilson, Paul MacCready, and Chelsea Sexton.

The GM EV1 Will Never Be Forgotten & Will Always Remain Close To Our Hearts & Shall Never Be Seen As Discharged.

GM EV1 Funeral (Part 5)

If You Agree That EV's (Electric Vehicles) Are The Answer To Our Problems & The Cure To Our Addiction To Oil Please Subscribe & Leave A Comment Thank You.

In April of 2003 GM announced it was going to discontinue its plug-in battery EV1 program and terminate all EV1 leases. A funeral was held for the EV1 at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on July 24, 2003.

The funeral ceremony was conducted by Rabbi Brian Mayer. Ceremony speakers included Chris Paine, Wally Rippel, Eric Garcetti, Tom Gage, Ed Begley Jr., Ellen Crawford, Alexandra Paul, Alec Brooks, Howard Wilson, Paul MacCready, and Chelsea Sexton.

The GM EV1 Will Never Be Forgotten & Will Always Remain Close To Our Hearts & Shall Never Be Seen As Discharged.

GM EV1 Funeral (Part 6)

If You Agree That EV's (Electric Vehicles) Are The Answer To Our Problems & The Cure To Our Addiction To Oil Please Subscribe & Leave A Comment Thank You.

In April of 2003 GM announced it was going to discontinue its plug-in battery EV1 program and terminate all EV1 leases. A funeral was held for the EV1 at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on July 24, 2003.

The funeral ceremony was conducted by Rabbi Brian Mayer. Ceremony speakers included Chris Paine, Wally Rippel, Eric Garcetti, Tom Gage, Ed Begley Jr., Ellen Crawford, Alexandra Paul, Alec Brooks, Howard Wilson, Paul MacCready, and Chelsea Sexton.

The GM EV1 Will Never Be Forgotten & Will Always Remain Close To Our Hearts & Shall Never Be Seen As Discharged.

GM EV1 Funeral (Part 7)

If You Agree That EV's (Electric Vehicles) Are The Answer To Our Problems & The Cure To Our Addiction To Oil Please Subscribe & Leave A Comment Thank You.

In April of 2003 GM announced it was going to discontinue its plug-in battery EV1 program and terminate all EV1 leases. A funeral was held for the EV1 at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on July 24, 2003.

The funeral ceremony was conducted by Rabbi Brian Mayer. Ceremony speakers included Chris Paine, Wally Rippel, Eric Garcetti, Tom Gage, Ed Begley Jr., Ellen Crawford, Alexandra Paul, Alec Brooks, Howard Wilson, Paul MacCready, and Chelsea Sexton.

The GM EV1 Will Never Be Forgotten & Will Always Remain Close To Our Hearts & Shall Never Be Seen As Discharged.

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David Herron : David Herron is a writer and software engineer focusing on the wise use of technology. He is especially interested in clean energy technologies like solar power, wind power, and electric cars. David worked for nearly 30 years in Silicon Valley on software ranging from electronic mail systems, to video streaming, to the Java programming language, and has published several books on Node.js programming and electric vehicles.
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