Revenge of the Electric Car
Electric vehicles (EV) are vehicles that use one or more electric motors or traction motors for propulsion. An electric vehicle may be powered through a collector system by electricity from off-vehicle sources or may be self-contained with a battery, solar panels, fuel cells, or an electric generator to convert fuel to electricity. EVs include, but are not limited to, road and rail vehicles, surface and underwater vessels, electric aircraft, and electric spacecraft.
With the latest news coming from car manufacturers like BYD that they have already stopped making combustion engine vehicles, automotive market will witness others do the same in the coming years. What some time ago seemed unbelievable and still does for many people, is already happening and we are part of it.
But how did it start? Who did the first steps in this EV revolution? Revenge of the Electric Car documentary has the answers for you.
Revenge of the Electric Car follows four entrepreneurs from 2007 through the end of 2010 as they fight to bring the electric car back to the world market in the midst of the 2008 global recession. The film has unprecedented access to Tesla, Inc. co-founder Elon Musk during this time period in which Musk and Tesla suffered several grave setbacks to the dream of a car company without gasoline. His foils include the charismatic Bob Lutz, Vice Chairman of General Motors during its 2008 bankruptcy, due in part to its focus on trucks and SUVs instead of fuel efficient and electric cars. Elon and Bob also face Carlos Ghosn, the CEO credited with saving Renault-Nissan from near bankruptcy and who now had pledged $1 billion to beat Toyota to the pure electric game. A final character, steel fabrication artist, craftsman, prop builder and television personality Greg Abbott, who is known professionally as Reverend Gadget makes the case for independent electric car conversions in California.
This film documents the rebirth of a new generation of electric cars that occurred in the early 2010s which included the Chevrolet Volt, the Nissan Leaf, and the Tesla Roadster.