On Sunday January 20, 2013 Team Marine visited the Santa Monica library to view a screening of the movie “What is the Electric Car”. The movie highlighted consumer reluctance and opinion when real people were asked whether or not they would buy an electric car. The film then refuted the most common misconceptions associated with electric cars, such as cost and durability. It presented factual information in a way that kept the audience engaged and educated them at the same time. There was a variety of scientific research, consumer opinion, interviews from numerous car experts, celebrity eco-advocacy, real life accomplishments, and a fictional storyline which tied the film together and made it interesting. Overall, it was an educational and eye opening film that successfully teaches audiences about what an electric car really is and how it works.
By Candace Narvaez