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Old 07-09-2008, 07:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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“Revenge of the Electric Car” Coming in 2009

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I thought there was no better image to break the news of a new movie from the creators of “Who Killed the Electric Car?” than one of GM’s iconic EV1 dressed up as a crime scene. Besides being a great film, “Who Killed the Electric Car?” gave GM and other automakers a bad rap for killing off their EV projects. The good news for GM is that they’ve cleaned up their act with the highly anticipated Chevy Volt.

That’s also good news for the filmmaker, Chris Paine, who is now working on a film called “Revenge of the Electric Car.” If it were me, I would’ve called it something like “The Electric Car Strike Back” or “Return of the Electric Car,” but then I couldn’t hold a video camera still for the life of me.

Anyway, regardless of the name, the movie promises to be interesting and I’m excited to see what Chris thinks of all the new electric options coming to market soon (including those that already have). For those of you that haven’t seen the first movie yet, I’ve embedded part one (on youtube) below. You can follow along through the whole movie if you have the time. Enjoy!

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Old 07-10-2008, 08:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I think it's a little too early to proclaim that GM has cleaned up their act with the Volt.

Attempting to clean up their image, maybe.

We'll see how clean their act is later if/when the car is actually produced, and what happens with the rest of their lineup.

On the subject of the movie: looking forward to it!
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Old 07-10-2008, 08:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
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No but it is a good PR/marketing strategy to keep things in a confused state. "see? We didn't kill it". We'll see how long it is till you can actually buy one, I'm sure it will be years.

They already had a working one and a market for it, and people willing to give them money, a case where market forces did not help one bit.
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Yah and they still have the infastructure to make the EV1 in a matter of months not years, estimates were with volume the EV1 could easily be made in the 20k area lower with lead acid higher with nickle, I am quite certain if they were to offer the beast they would sell, I know I would have bought one if I could have.

Much like I would buy an insight if they still made them (used is just too expensive now
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I don't believe the Volt hype either. Not too along ago they were promising a hydro car for release about now. Funny that that car has been forgotten. Rolling hydrogen fuel cells chassis with interchangeable body styles, all digital steering braking controls yadda yadda yadda.

As mentioned above they'd be better off just starting the production of the EV-1 if they were really doing all this for an automotive product. Unless by "product" you mean bail-outs and green-washing, then the Volt is perfect.

They've (GM) has cried wolf too many times for me take them seriously anymore when it comes to anything other than the combustion engine and how they're pushing the HP of the formentioned engines.
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Hi,

From what I hear on the news, GM may only have enough cash to stay in business for another year. And, if they do manage to start producing the Volt, they probably will have to sell it at a loss...so how long will GM last doing that?
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Hi,

From what I hear on the news, GM may only have enough cash to stay in business for another year. And, if they do manage to start producing the Volt, they probably will have to sell it at a loss...so how long will GM last doing that?
GM hasn't had the cash to run for several years now. I used to work at a factory that produced automotive plastics, (85% of their business was GM), and as of 2005, (The year I left), GM was over a year behind on their bills. Which caused said business to go into chapter 11 last year, and close it's doors this year.

For the curious, it was Blackhawk Automotive Plastics.
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Wait 'til you see the clip they purchased from FOX and the Simpsons movie about eco-friendly cars in Springfield.You'll love it.
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" That’s also good news for the filmmaker, Chris Paine, who is now working on a film called “Revenge of the Electric Car.” If it were me, I would’ve called it something like “The Electric Car Strike Back” or “Return of the Electric Car,” but then I couldn’t hold a video camera still for the life of me. "

I fully agree ! I think Revenge of The Electric Car sounds too much like Revenge of the Nerds .
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A year later than hoped, the trailer for "Revenge of the Electric Car" is out:


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