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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. Read more at www.revengeoftheelectriccar.com

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What is the Electric Car?

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Study after study confirms it: Electric vehicles pollute much less than their gas-powered automotive brethren and are magnitudes more efficient. They are also a let's-get-high-on power, kick-in-the-pants blast to drive! Those are only a couple of the many points that the new, entertaining and highly educational film What is the Electric Car? covers. The film follows the birth of an exploding EV industry and looks forward to an electrified population explosion.

The documentary began appearing in movie theaters and showrooms in November, 2010. Better fasten your seat belts! 

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Who Killed the Electric Car?

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This acclaimed exposé chronicles the life and mysterious death of the GM EV1. A whodunnit about cars, the people who love them, the companies that build them and fuel them up, the governments that regulate them, and the fight for our future. The film has screened at this year's Sundance, San Francisco International, Tribeca, Seattle, and Los Angeles Film Festivals.

Interviews include actors Tom Hanks, Mel Gibson, Alexandra Paul, Peter Horton, Phyllis Diller, Collette Divine, and J. Karen Thomas. Others include automakers, political leaders from the right and left, writers, activists, engineers, inventors, and everyday people who are wondering what happened to the electric car. Read more about Buy the DVDWho Killed the Electric Car? 

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Charge

 
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CHARGE captures a pivotal moment in motor sport history: the dawn of the zero-emissions racing era. The film begins in early 2009 amid the hectic preparations for the race and concludes over a year later at the 2010 TT Zero. 

We follow the fortunes of several teams in the run-up to the 2009 race and on their return in 2010, from swaggering US hotshots MotoCzysz to shoestring Anglo-Indian contenders Team Agni and local heroes ManTTx Racing.

CHARGE is the dramatic and highly entertaining inside story of an unlikely group of pioneers – obsessed visionaries, ambitious businessmen, new-tech eccentrics, government ministers and hardcore racers - from as far afield as India, the USA, Germany and Britain. It’s a human story as well as a technological one: the teams’ hopes for personal glory and commercial success ride on their green machines.

It’s about the dream of a clean, green world. It’s about the dream of winning.

 

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