Revenge of the Electric Car

It's Alive!

By 2006, thousands of new electric cars were purposely destroyed by the same car companies that built them. Today, less than 5 years later, the electric car is back... with a vengeance.

In "Revenge of the Electric Car", director Chris Paine takes his film crew behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM, and the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors to chronicle the story of the global resurgence of electric cars. Without using a single drop of foreign oil, this new generation of car is America’s future: fast, furious, and cleaner than ever.

With almost every major car maker now jumping to produce new electric models, Revenge follows the race to be the first, the best, and to win the hearts and minds of the public around the world. It’s not just the next generation of green cars that’s on the line. It’s the future of the automobile itself.

"Revenge of the Electric Car" is narrated by Tim Robbins. The primary cast includes CEO and President of Renault and Nissan Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Tesla Motors Elon Musk, Former Vice Chairman of GM Bob Lutz and EV do-it-yourselfer Greg “Gadget” Abbott.

Director(s): Chris Paine
Script: Chris Paine, P.G. Morgan
Production: P.G. Morgan, Stefano Durdic, Jessie Deeter, Papercut Films, WestMidWest Productions
Music: David Robbins
Actors: Elon Musk, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tim Robbins, Dan Neil, Danny DeVito, Bob Lutz, Rick Wagoner
Year: 2012
Duration: 90 min
Our age recommendation: 16
Language (audio): English
Country of origin: United States
Shooting Locations: United States
Screening rights: Papercut Films ()
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Main topic(s): Mobility
Secondary topics: car efficiency fossil fuel innovation
Mentions: car industry tesla electric car oil ev energy Renault Nissan Tesla Motors GM General Motors
Topic Page(s): Mobility

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