Revenge of the Electric Car – Get the DVD!

Post date: Jan 29, 2012 11:33:08 PM

I’m usually the last person I know to see a great movie, but “Revenge of the Electric Car” has seen such limited and erratic distribution that there may still be many people behind me. I had a chance to see “Revenge” this weekend at the kind of venue in which it’s been playing – an environmental film festival at the Princeton Public Library.

I think it’s a fantastic movie – a really well-told documentary with great stories, fascinating characters (Bob Lutz of GM, Carlos Ghosn of Nissan, Elon Musk of Tesla), and just the right touch of humor. There’s plenty of “message” here but no preachiness.

Many groups have been using the film as a recruiting and messaging tool (the screening we saw was part of a session organized by the New Jersey Clean Cities Coalition), and I think it’s great for that purpose. At our screening, about 200 people packed into a stuffy room with plastic chairs and poor visibility and loved it. They were full of questions and comments on the future of electric transportation.

The good news is that “Revenge” is now available on DVD. If you haven’t seen it, you should!