Mid-1970s Sebring Vanguard Citi Car SV-48
U.S. Route 136, near Brownsburg, Indiana, June 2011
Who killed the electric car? Just stabbing in the dark here, but my guess is it was the guy who designed this "unsafe at any speed" micro econobox. This loser was dead on arrival.
I don't know what the industrial designer's previous resume items were, but I'm thinking set designer or propmaster for Woody Allen's 1973 futuristic comedy, Sleeper.