Revenge of the Electric Car: Official Trailer

Official Trailer: Revenge of the Electric Car

“In 2006, as many as 5,000 modern electric cars were destroyed by the major 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 find 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.”

Late last month the filmmakers for Revenge of the Electric Car announced that the highly anticipated trailer for the film will have its world premiere online when the film’s Facebook Fan page got its 10,000th fan. With that goal reached, the official trailer is now available:

The trailer introduces the four main characters in the film: Bob Lutz, former Vice Chairman at GM; Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors; Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Nissan; and Greg “Gadget” Abbott, an auto enthusiast who independently converts gas cars into electric vehicles. For two years, the film crew followed these individuals and the stories of the electric cars they have been struggling to create and bring to market, including the Chevy Volt, the Nissan LEAF and the Tesla Roadster and Model S.

This new feature documentary film about electric cars comes from Chris Paine, director of the 2006 film, “Who Killed the Electric Car?” Slated for release in early 2011, Revenge of the Electric Car tells a new story of the global resurgence of electric vehicles and takes audiences behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM, and the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors: documenting the high-stakes race to be the first to bring electric vehicles to the masses. The film is not a sequel to Who Killed the Electric Car? but rather follows a new chapter in the history of electric cars with all new characters, cars, and stories.

Currently, Revenge of the Electric Car is in post-production with principal filming completed for the eagerly awaited 2011 release.

Derek Markham

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One thought on “Revenge of the Electric Car: Official Trailer

  • This entire electric car phenomenon makes me go hmmm… We had electric cars. They were wildly popular among the people who had them, and many forces killed the electric car. Physically destroying every single one.

    I’m glad to see it coming back, but it just makes me say hmm.. and wonder where we would have been if we hadn’t killed the original electric car.


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