by Michael dEstries
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revenge of the electric car

Chris Paine — well known director of Who Killed The Electric Car?has launched a blog site for his next film Revenge of the Electric Car.

There’s not much content yet, but the FAQ is revealing. For instance, Paine is empathetic that this film not be labeled as a “follow up” or “sequel” saying that it will be a very different film “in tone, approach and content” to the previous one. He also chimes in with what the film will cover with this little blurb:

“Revenge of the Electric Car” tells the story of the EV renaissance, circa 2008–2010. From new cars to conversions to plug-in hybrids, we’ll follow the many strands of what is — literally — an electrifying story.

Can EVs finally challenge the 100-year rule of gasoline engines, petrodollars and entrenched interests? Plug-in vehicles still face huge obstacles: there are technical hurdles, public nervousness, industry fears. But this time around the world is clamoring for a revolutionary new age in transportation. Will the EV win? That’s what we’re going to find out…

Paine is also leaving the door open to interns — so if you’d like to be a part of a rockin’ new documentary, check out the site here!

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About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Dee

    This is an interesting project, especially in the light of the announcement that GM and Chysler are looking to merge, and the idea that the American taxpayer should the Big 3 out.

    GM, especially needs to have their feet held to the fire — they had a great idea and they KILLED it.

  • Eco Dude

    It will be very interesting to see if Paine (what an appropriate name) will give the EXPERIENCED automakers (Honda, GM, Toyota, Nissan, Daimler, BMW, Subaru, Mitsubishi, Th!nk) the respect they deserve for producing hydrogen fuel cell electric and battery electric cars.

  • http://GOOGLEthentypeinC2EC2T Abrán Quevedo

    I’m a retired high school auto shop teacher and I’ve been involved in converting ICE cars to NICE cars for the past five years by offering a ten day workshop in which participants from all over the world are able to convert a gas car to an electric power in one ten day session. I also believe the emergence of an EV grass roots movement is underway. This movement is being carried out in thousands of home garages across this country and around the world where gas cars are being converted to electric by hobby EV’ers. I wish to teach the EV conversion process to low and moderate income people and therefore expand it from being only a hobby for those who can afford it. If you are of a like mind, please GOOGLE and type in C2EC2T for more background and then please contact me. BTW, I met Chris at the Kick Gas Festival and I think his upcoming film ” Revenge of the Electric Car” is a great idea and hopefully he will make an attempt to reach our low and moderate income families with the EV message, because these are the folks who can least afford to ignore owning and driving a converted EV for everyday commuting.
    Yours for clean air, Mr. Q

  • Eco Mama

    Mr. Q,

    I hope you have an enormous insurance policy because when (not if) one of those “converted” cars either catches fire from the overheated batteries during an “overcharge” or another mishap, your head is going to be on the chopping block. Hide your assets in an off-shore bank or trust if you have half a brain. Your day of reckoning will come when your NON-CERTIFIED hobby turns into a DISASTER. Leave the real battery EVs up to the automakers that have their cars federally certified.

    PEOPLE – RUN! DON’T WALK FROM ANYONE LIKE MR. Q (FORMER HIGH SCHOOL SHOP TEACHER?!!!) OFFERING TO CONVERT ANY OF YOUR VEHICLES TO ANY TYPE OF ALTERNATIVE FUEL VEHICLE ONLY IF THAT PERSON HAS NOT BEEN AUTHORIZED BY THE AUTOMAKER TO DO SO! IF THEY ARE AN “AUTHORIZED UP-FITTER” PLEASE CONVERT AS MANY VEHICLES AS YOU CAN TO RUN ON SOMETHING OTHER THAN PETROLEUM!!! WE NEED EVERYTHING WE CAN GET, BUT DONE IN A SAFE AND RESPONSIBLE MANNER. YOU AIN’T IN THE THIRD WORLD AND DON’T NEED TO SUBJECT YOURSELF TO UNSAFE AND POTENTIALLY FATAL MISTAKES BY USING THESE FLY-BY-NIGHT COMPANIES.

    ECORAZZI – SHAME ON YOU FOR PERPETUATING THIS IDIOCY OF DO-IT-YOURSELF ALTERNATIVE FUEL VEHICLES. ALL IT TAKES IS ONE ACCIDENT FROM A MORON IN A HOMEMADE JOBBER TO RUIN IT FOR THOSE TRYING TO DO IT “LEGITIMATELY” AND BY THE BOOKS SO EVERYONE BENEFITS!

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