Portland, November 4th.  The historic Hollywood Theatre was the venue for a popular documentary film premiere. Director, Chris Paine and his brother, Portlander, Nels Paine, celebrated the debut of the film which has already received rave reviews and been selected for numerous film festivals. (Photo Credit, Benjamin Reed) Revenge of the Electric Car is a follow-up to Chris Paine’s compelling documentary: Who Killed the Electric Car. This new film tells the story of the global resurgence of electric cars by following the major car makers scrambling to produce new electric models and to be the first, the best, and win over the public. The Premiere also served as an educational platform for electric cars.

Supporters also had the chance to learn about local options for electric cars

Supporters had the chance to learn about local options for electric cars

Drive Oregon, the newly founded electric vehicle industry association, offered displays to showcase a range of electric vehicles, including prototypes from Arcimoto and Green Lite Motors.   A range of commercially available electric and plug-in vehicles, including the Tesla Roadster, Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt were also on display. The Oregon Electric Vehicle Association (OEVA), a non-profit association of electric vehicle enthusiasts, also offered information.

Cars were on display in the Hollywood Theatre Lobby

Cars were on display in the Hollywood Theatre Lobby

 

In Revenge of the Electric Car, director Chris Paine takes his film crew behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM, and the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors to chronicle the story of the global resurgence of electric cars.

In Revenge of the Electric Car, director Chris Paine takes his film crew behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM, and the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors to chronicle the story of the global resurgence of electric cars.

 

Chris Paine is the co-writer and director of Revenge of the Electric Car (2011). His prior work includes the feature documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006) released by Sony to become one of the most successful documentaries of recent times.

Chris Paine is the co-writer and director. His prior work includes the feature documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006) released by Sony to become one of the most successful documentaries of recent times.

Revenge of the Electric Car is narrated by Tim Robbins. The primary cast includes CEO and President of Renault and Nissan Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Tesla Motors Elon Musk, Former Vice Chairman of GM Bob Lutz and EV do-it-yourselfer Greg “Gadget” Abbott.
Visit http://www.revengeoftheelectriccar.com/index.html  to see the film trailer and find out more information about show-times and DVD availability.

 

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