As a reporter covering green cars for the past six years, I can say with some authority that the documentary Revenge of the Electric Car does a tremendous job condensing the ups and downs of the electric car industry into a fun 90 minutes.
Director Chris Paine and his team managed to get great behind-the-scenes footage, plus coverage of the world of plug-in vehicles between 2007 and 2011. Anyone who watches the movie will gain an understanding of how electric vehicles (EVs) are situated in the auto industry today and understand how quickly things keep changing. Since the film’s release, Tesla has introduced the Model S, and Ford and Mitsubishi have brought their EVs to limited markets.
The film focuses on four dynamic and charismatic industry pioneers: Bob Lutz of GM, Elon Musk of Tesla Motors, Carlos Ghosn of Nissan, and a backyard EV converter named Greg “Gadget” Abbott. According to the filmmakers, Revenge of the Electric Car