TMR Team | Jul 2, 2012

Documentary filmmaker, Chris Paine, has followed up his biting 2006 documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? with a sequel, aptly titled Revenge of the Electric Car.

The sequel takes a behind-the-scenes look at the race to develop the next generation of electric vehicles.

His controversial first film on the subject focused on GM's 1996 EV1 electric vehicle - 1117 of the landmark cars were produced - and the conspiracy theories surrounding the project's cancellation in 1999.

Six years later, electric vehicles are in vogue. Many carmakers - including Mitsubishi, Nissan, Renault, GM and Tesla - have an EV on the market, and more still are readying their own production EVs.

Invited by the likes of GM, Nissan and Tesla Motors to go behind-the-scenes on their high-profile electric vehicle projects, the new film, narrated by actor Tim Robbins, includes interviews with Renault and Nissan president Carlos Ghosn, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, former GM vice chairman Bob Lutz, and EV 'do it yourselfer' Greg Abbott.

If you're considering Nissan's new Leaf, Tesla's Roadster, or Mitsubishi's i MiEV, or keeping an eye on the upcoming Renault Fluence Z.E., Holden Volt, and Tesla Model S, Revenge of the Electric Car will be one to watch.

Watch for TMR's review of Revenge of the Electric Car next month.

Learn more about the film at (Link opens in new window.)



TMR has teamed up with the film's Australian distributor Heritage HM to give away three copies of Revenge of the Electric Car.

To enter the draw, describe in 150 words or less, your vision for the future of electric cars in Australia.

The best three entries, as judged by the TMR team, will win the film on DVD.

Email your entries to [email protected].

Terms & Conditions

Entries close on Friday July 6 at 11:59pm AEST. Winners will be announced on Monday, July 9.

The competition is open to Australian residents only. One prize per winning entrant.

Entries over 150 words will be ruled ineligible.

The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

The giveaway is available only to readers who are not (i) employees of, or contractors to, the The Motor Report or Heritage HM, or any of its agencies involved with this competition, or (ii) members of the immediate family of such employees and contractors.

"Immediate family" means spouse, de facto spouse, parent, natural or adopted child, and sibling (whether natural or adopted by a parent), whether or not they live in the same household as the employee/contractor.