General Motors EV1
The EV1 was probably one of the most notorious vehicles in history, and with good reason. GM developed this car and leased it to consumers, only to decide to crush them upon return. This caused an uproar and even spawned a documentary. The EV1 was the first modern mass-produced electric car that didn’t break the bank (via Motor Trend).
The Saturn brand offered the humble underpinnings of the car. The EV1 was so popular that there was a waitlist and even Danny Devito owned one of them. Unfortunately, GM learned from its mistakes and its modern electric cars are much better.