Posted by Shirley Brady on December 3, 2010 10:45 AM
Former "Baywatch Babe" Alexandra Paul criticized General Motors for not doing enough to spur electric cars in the US in the 2006 documentary, Who Killed the Electric Car? — a documentary specificially about GM "killing the electric car."
In that film, the actress was shown being arrested along with other protesters who attempted to block GM car carriers taking the remaining EV1s, GM's first-generation electric car that led to the Chevrolet Volt, to be crushed.
Now she's helping plug the Volt, which she calls "an amazing piece of machinery" and "more advanced than what any other car company in the world is doing." She says she believes in second chances, and likes how GM has turned around to embrace EVs with the Volt. High praise indeed.
The clip above is part of her work as a paid spokesperson for the automaker, as featured in a documentary-style campaign: Ask Alexandra About the Volt, Chevrolet's 12-episode web series about the Volt. Here's part one:
And here's the trailer for the 2006 documentary that made GM the poster brand for Paul and other electric car activists:
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