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if you've ever felt like going to the gas station was in some ways similar to a junkie visiting a dealer, we've got the movie for you. Pump: The Movie is coming to theaters next month and it looks like it's going to put the addiction to oil message front and center. We like the movie's take-no-prisoners tagline: "Some battles need bullets. This one needs tanks."

In the short trailer, there are a number of solutions presented, from methanol to plug-in vehicles, and it includes a clip from an interview with Tesla CEO Elon Musk. There seems to be a preference for flexfuel vehicles and biofuels, but we'll have to wait until we see the movie to know which tack the movie takes. At the very least, the movie seems like it will be an inspiring look at ways to reduce the amount of oil we use in our cars.

Check out the movie website here (it's just a teaser site for now), follow them on Twitter and watch the trailer below.



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      jimmy_james44
      • 6 Months Ago
      If you don't buy a hybrid or an electric, Exxon is going to crack tar sands to make fuel. Doing Nothing has Vast Negative Consequences.
      • 4 Months Ago
      Well, I saw the movie and it is great. It explains that the major use of corn is to feed cows. And that is correct. There is NO food shortage because of corn. DDGS The film covers every type of fuel that can be used in our vehicles. For the ignorant consumer or the right winger that hates electric cars, this movie is for them. More oil is not the answer. We must use other fuel types and quit using oil. The film is very clear about that point. I have solar panels on my home and drive a PHEV, which I could afford. In time, this country can quit buying foreign oil and stop all of our overseas wars. A win/win situation.
      • 5 Months Ago
      I am very suspicious of this movie--its premier here in conservative Utah is being hosted by a panel of ultraconservative politicos. Does anyone know of some hidden agenda associated with the movie?
      Mbukukanyau
      • 6 Months Ago
      same old skewed movies, the problem with these propaganda type movies is they do nothing to inform the public and the public is not fooled by them.
      jeff
      • 6 Months Ago
      ain't going to happen as long as prices are as low as they are. Several years ago when things were a dollar more than today, people REALLY got the message. Behaviors changed forthe better. Time to jack up the taxes like the rest of the world. And yes, I am willing to pay more.
      goodoldgorr
      • 6 Months Ago
      WE need at least 4x batteries to overcome polluting petrol or cheap method to produce hydrogen with a miracle breakthru for 2-3$ per kilo of hydrogen. If not there is nat gas that can be employed in cars and trucks.
      Ashton
      • 6 Months Ago
      meh. I agree of course that our economy runs on oil, but this movie is showing off ALL forms of transportation methods...I would rather it just show the best one. coughelectriccough The revenge of the electric car was a good movie, because they knew that the electric car is the best method...instead of this movie, which is throw everything at the wall and see what sticks. E-85 is retarded, I would I want to waste food to drive? Natural gas (CNG) is of course better then oil, but you (personally) can't make it, so you'r still at the mercy of the big guys. No one cares about the french fry cars... Hydrogen is also better then oil, and cleaner then CNG, but again, why waste energy by converting it into the another form. Electric, that's the future, its everywhere, no one can control it (wind, sun, etc), it'll never run out, it can be created using dozens of methods. I think the only reason we aren't driving electric cars today, is because the top execs running the big automotive companies are in cahoots. (full disclaimer: yes, I am a Tesla fanboy)
        fairfireman21
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Ashton
        Did you forget some of the other reasons that we all donot have them. Range. 80 miles is not very far when the nearest dealer for an EV is 45 miles away. Cost. You can get great cars for less than $20K with great mpg ratings.
      Spec
      • 6 Months Ago
      Biofuels are severely limited by the amount of area required to grow biofuels. It is just not economically viable.
      • 6 Months Ago
      Corn sourced ethonal is not the solution, while methonal is a little better as it can be made from captured CO2. However must methonal is made from methane(natural gas) which posses another environmental disaster from hydraulic fracturing. Perhaps we should capture natural occurring methane from livestock and land fills for making methonal fuel. Of course the best solution is the EV fueled by renewable energy sources. Keep America Beautiful, Keep It In The Ground!
      2 wheeled menace
      • 6 Months Ago
      Err, looks like a bunch of ethanol industry propaganda for me. Sorry, ethanol isn't better than oil. It's wildly dependent on subsidies, so ultimately taxpayers end up paying the real price elsewhere. The mutant corn they grow to produce it also requires some major petroleum product input ( just like most of our agricultural products! ). No thanks, not interested in watching this.. the internal combustion engine just needs to die, frankly. It's inefficient, loud, rough, and smelly.
        Bart
        • 4 Months Ago
        @2 wheeled menace
        Whaaa, lotta crying here. I love my Porsche V8 so much! Oil is king, long live the KING!
      jebibudala
      • 6 Months Ago
      If they want to get *most* of the population to watch and believe this movie, they need to change the message to citizens vs. government. The government is the corrupt evil entity that's forcing the peasant citizens to be dependent on oil. Nearly every politician tailors legislation to benefit the oil companies in one way or another. As a side-note, to all you "electric only" fanboys - I agree with you 100% at least until a Carrington class solar flare causes a geostorm that cripples the entire electrical grid for months. I'm not sure exactly how you'll charge your vehicles when there's no electricity. Heck a microscopic event caused a 12hr blackout in Canada.
        Some Guy
        • 6 Months Ago
        @jebibudala
        You're forgetting all the electronics your I.C.E. vehicle has.
          fairfireman21
          • 6 Months Ago
          @Some Guy
          Do not forget all the electronics on and in everything with a motor of any kind.
        TurboFroggy
        • 6 Months Ago
        @jebibudala
        It takes a ton of electricity to refine oil into gasoline, diesel, Jet-A etc. If a large solar flare happened as you said, there would be no more refining, transporting and dispensing of gasoline either.
        Spec
        • 6 Months Ago
        @jebibudala
        " The government is the corrupt evil entity that's forcing the peasant citizens to be dependent on oil. " That is paranoid conspiracy theory thinking.
      CaptTesla
      • 6 Months Ago
      And flex fuel does nothing to keep big oil away from the fuel pump. It just gives them another way to scam consumers. Only EV keeps them away.
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