Revenge of the Electric Car

90 mins


In 2006 as many as 5,000 modern electric cars were destroyed by the major car companies that built them. Today, less than five years later, the electric car is back–and with a vengeance. In Revenge of the Electric Car, director Chris Paine (Mountainfilm 2006, Who Killed the Electric Car) takes his film crew behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM and the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors to find the story of the global resurgence of electric cars. Without using a single drop of foreign oil, this new generation of car is America’s future: fast, furious, and cleaner than ever. With almost every major carmaker now jumping to produce new electric models, Revenge follows the race to be the first, the best and to win the hearts and minds of the public around the world. It’s not just the next generation of green cars that’s on the line: It’s the future of the automobile itself.

Production Team

Christopher Paine

Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2011 Mountainfilm Festival.