Revenge of the Electric Car

Revenge of the Electric Car

DVD - 2012
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By 2006, as many as 5,000 electric cars were destroyed by the major car companies that built them. Today, the electric car is back with a vengeance. Without using a single drop of foreign oil, this new generation of car is America's future: fast, furious, and cleaner than ever. It's not just the next generation of green cars that's on the line, it's the future of the automobile itself.
Publisher: United States : Docuramafilms, 2012.
ISBN: 9781422995006
1422995003
Branch Call Number: 629.2293 REV
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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organic69
Mar 07, 2016

Really good movie.

real_thing Jan 15, 2016

George Bush took it from us. We need it now

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melek
Dec 27, 2015

Could have been a very good documentary, but could have gone much further. So, interesting in what it revealed, disappointing in what it didn't. Way too much time devoted to 'Gadget', far too little to Musk. And it made Lutz the Putz out to be a 'hero' while his idea of 'the future' is buying Fisker's tooling and slamming in Corvette ZR1 engines, creating the 'Destino'. All the while slamming electric and high mpg/low emissions vehicles as "lame" all over the internet and car blogs. Maybe he should become a politician, lie as he does to our faces. So, this was very disappointing to me. Making a hero out of the enemy is not my kind of documentary. I wonder how many cigars Paine got for his baby-glove portrayal of the biggest killer of technology ever in the auto business.

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ottawabooknerd
Feb 02, 2013

You have to wonder if GM subsidized this movie. They were portrayed so negatively in the first one, and now they are shown in a good light. The whole documentary might be a marketing scheme for GM/ Nissan/ Tesla, etc.
Elon Musk, Bob Lutz and Carlos Ghosn are very interesting characters.
Sequels usually disappoint me but this one didn't.

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smichal
Aug 20, 2012

I enjoyed this documentary as much as "Who Killed the Electric Car?" etc. Neat to see the next generation of youngsters like the cute Elon! They should have another update in a few years to see how it all pans out. I can't afford an EV. The prices will have to come down further. Why wasn't Toyota Prius featured in this movie? Last question - with electric cars the electricity still needs to be generated (dirty grid as they called it). So I don't know what is worse - pollution of gasoline cars vs pollution of coal burning plant or whatever plus disposal of all those batteries!

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docjnsuss
Jul 14, 2012

An interesting documentary about the renewed interest in and development of a new generation of electric cars. Gasoline and electric cars competed in the early 1900s but once gas and oil became abundant the electric car went the way of the dodo bird. GM introduced a new line of electric vehicles in the 1990s but soon scraped the plan as well as the EV1 vehicles. The movie documents the development of new electric cars by three of the major players. This includes the Volt by GM, the Nissan Leaf and the full electric sports cars and sedans being made by Tesla Motors. Since the movie was made other carmakers such as Toyota, BMW and Mitusbishi are ramping up the production of either hybrids or full electric cars.

aaa5756 May 10, 2012

DVD was okay – but not one of my favorites.

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