Director Chris Paine, who made the award-winning documentary Who Killed the Electric Car in 2006, brought the sequel, Revenge of the Electric Car, to Ann Arbor and Royal Oak in mid-November.
Paine and Bob Lutz, former vice chairman of General Motors, participated in an audience Q-and-A following Sunday, Nov. 13 screening at Ann Arbor’s Michigan Theater. Thanks to the Electric Vehicle Auto Association 13 electric cars were parked outside the Michigan Theater all weekend for passersby to check out.
With almost every major automaker producing new electric models, Revenge of the Electric Car follows the race to be the first, the best, and the most successful at convincing consumers to buy. The movie is "distinguished by its unguarded access to GM's Bob Lutz, Nissan's Carlos Ghosn, and Tesla's Elon Musk--three colorful super-villains who might just save the planet," according to a review in Esquire magazine.
The Ecology Center was at both the Saturday and Sunday screenings, talking to theater-goers about Built by Michigan.
Read more: Check out Michigan auto writer David Kiley’s take on the electric car at Huffington Post.