[MOVIE] Revenge of the Electric Car

Written by Cheryl Tay on . Posted in Cheryl Tay Blog | Blog Post of Cheryl Tay

In 2006, as many as 5,000 modern electric cars were destroyed by the major car companies that built them. Today the electric car is back… with a vengeance!

 

A sequel to WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR?, this feature documentary called REVENGE OF THE ELECTRIC CAR chronicles the greatest shift in technology in automobile history and was launched in UK cinemas on 20 July 2012 from Dogwoof.

Revenge_Quad_Web_800_600Going behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM, the innovative California start-up Tesla Motors and an independent car converter named Greg “Gadget” Abbott to find the story of the global resurgence of electric cars.

 

With almost every major car manufacturer working on creating new electric models, REVENGE OF THE ELECTRIC CAR follows the race to be first, the best, and to win the hearts and minds of the public around the world.

 

In this documentary, the cars are developed from a concept into a working product, and then the car makers struggle with the economy, the press, each other, and the car buying public.

 

We follow the electric car renaissance through the eyes of four industry pioneers:

 

Bob Lutz is the larger than life General Motors Executive, a gruff, cigar-smoking maverick who seems to have stepped straight off the set of Mad Men. After years of scepticism, he’s now convinced that ‘Electric Cars are back with a vengeance’.

 

Elon Musk is the young dot-com billionaire and head of Tesla Motors, decides that Silicon Valley can teach Detroit a few lessons about car making.

 

Carlos Ghosn is a former EV sceptic, Ghosn astonishes the car world in 2009 by announcing the launch of the Nissan LEAF: an affordable electric vehicle meant for the mass market.

 

Backyard converter Greg ”Gadget” Abbott is one of thousands of do-it-yourselfers, determined to start the EV revolution right now. Greg’s pride and joy is a converted silver Porsche Speedster. His goal is to mass produce the car – and drive it from LA to Palm Springs on a single charge.

 

Narrated by Tim Robbins and with appearances from Danny DeVito and Jon Favreau, this film follows the drama and excitement to find out who will win the race to create the ultimate electric car.

 

Watch the official movie trailer here:

 

 

The DVD will be launched on 6 August 2012 and can be pre-ordered here.

 

For more information, visit the official website here.

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