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.
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.