It's bare bones at this point, but the first official product from the Revenge of the Electric Car movement is now available. It's the Revenge of the Electric Car website and if you want to follow director Chris Paine and his crew as they film the sequel to follow-up to next movie after Who Killed The Electric Car? in spots around the world. So far, the site has a few blog posts and a FAQ and lists Paines upcoming speaking dates (he's in Idaho today). The FAQ tells us that the new movie "will be
One of the highlights of Day One of the Santa Monica Alt Car Expo was spending an hour with "Who Killed the Electric Car?" director Chris Paine and hearing stories about making both that film and his sequel-in-progress. While he said the studio/lawyers would not let him show any clips from the new film, he did say they've been filming for a while now and they really got serious about a month ago. The crew has so far visited the GM tech center in Warren, the Volt unveiling and Iceland. He also sh
As part of the GM Centennial celebration today, the General hosted an hour-long panel discussion that purported to look ahead 100 years and discover "Future of Transportation," according to my handy-dandy GM event schedule. The panel certainly was an hour long and did feature all of the listed guests, but the discussion rarely ranged past the 20-years-in-the-future timeframe. Still, if you didn't know anything about how the U.S. and the major automakers are going to shift away from gasoline-powe
On March 27, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is voting to revise its ZEV program. The program once proudly called for 10 percent of all vehicles sold in California to be zero emission and resulted in thousands of electric vehicles on the road. The revision, however, "will profoundly weaken the program again instead of propelling our country toward a pollution-free future," Plug In America's letter states. Instead of the 10 percent mandate, the proposal would merely require each of Amer
In a new article in Time magazine film director Chris Paine actually gives GM some credit for their current efforts to develop more efficient, less polluting vehicles. That's mighty praise from the man behind the movie "Who Killed the Electric Car". The company isn't completely off the hook by any means, but in spite of pronouncements by the ever-quotable Bob Lutz, they are making progress.