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Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by TEG, Oct 25, 2008.
I'd imagine that it would focus on GM, since he focused on GM in his last film. Maybe they'll coincide the release of the movie with the release of the Volt? You know, to make GM look good.
If they do that, it would disappointing, as I would prefer if Paine waited longer so he could document a little bit beyond just the car's development. If they release of both the car and the movie coincide, it would seem really cheesey.
However, if the point of the film is to raise EV awareness, I don't see a better way of releasing a car than releasing a whole movie along with it too. That's the ultimate press release.:biggrin:
Another topic: Does anyone know if someone is writing a book about the developing EV industry? Kinda like "The Car That Could" ? That would be really awesome.
A book like this focused on Tesla alone would be fascinating. There has certainly been enough drama to keep it from being boring.
I remember from "Who killed the electric car?" RAV4-EV's, Th!nk City's, Honda EV-Plus' being shredded, and lots of good interviews that had nothing to do with the EV1. Yes the EV1 was the best and sexiest EV in the movie, just like real life. I don't understand why everyone thinks this means the movie was EV1 centric.
Here is a book about the developing EV industry by Scott Cronk. It actually is a bunch of short essays. I particularly liked the essay by the late Paul McCready, founder of AeroEnvironment.
Amazon.com: Building the E-Motive Industry: Essays and Conversations About Strategies for Creating an Electric Vehicle Industry: Scott A. Cronk: Books
WKtEC is definitely EV1-centric. The DVD cover even displays, solely, an EV1.
Thanks for the link on the book. The only problem is that it says it was published in 1995.
Jim Motavalli Interview with Chris Paine:
They talk about EVs beyond just the movie.
Another interview with Chris:
Revenge of the Electric Car Trailer Ready For Prime Time
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Thanks! I liked that interview.
They got 10,000 "likes" so it is live now:
TEG - Thanks for posting. As you near your own 10,000th post here
Jalopnik POV: http://jalopnik.com/5711223/revenge-of-the-electric-car-the-trailer
Revenge of the Electric Car movie premiers Apri 22nd, 2011
'Revenge of the Electric Car' To Premiere At Tribeca Film Festival - Drivers Seat - WSJ
When is the general release of this film?
Not sure about general release date.
By the way:
David Duchovny takes revenge
120 a barrel is great publicity!
Duchovny drives a Porsche with a broken headlight, right?
That panel should be interesting. Would be nice if it's recorded and made available online somewhere. Hopefully Elon has buried the hatchet with Dan Neil over that negative Model S review. (The New Yorker suggested Elon called Dan Neil a "douche bag".) It was premature to have a journalist drive that show car anyhow. This movie will be good publicity for the Leaf and the Model S. Too bad only one will be available for purchase at the time of the premier. At least it should boost Model S reservation numbers.
G I hope so. Dan Neil would have to be in the top five journalists in the world on Tesla's side. And yes it was a bad idea to let him drive a pre alpha car.
I know they purposely made the car in the poster look a bit generic, but which car do you think it is?