The movies director Chris Paine claims the Smithsonians National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., removed its exhibit of GMs canceled electric car, a blue 1997 EV1 sedan, this past Monday (June 19).
Paine thinks the timing is suspicious since its just nine days before his films June 28 premiere, and figures the documentary will spike public interest in the controversy surrounding electric automobiles.
The director insists he doesnt believe in conspiracies, but can see why GM would want to avoid more Americans asking why the maintenance-free EV1 failed.
In Paines words, I think there are just too many reasons for those who run GM to avoid [the issue] their salaries, for one.
The Smithsonian and GM both officially deny any connection between the release of the film and the decision to yank the EV1 exhibit.
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