|6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Revenge of the Electric Car
University Center: Summers Auditorium
2006, thousands of new electric cars were purposely destroyed by the same car
companies that built them. Today, less than 5 years later, the electric car is
back...with a vengeance.
In Revenge of the Electric Car, director Chris Paine takes his film crew behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM, and the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors to chronicle 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, fun, and cleaner than ever.
With almost every major car maker 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.
The primary cast includes CEO and President of Renault and Nissan Carlos Ghosn with the Nissan Leaf, CEO of Tesla Motors Elon Musk, Former Vice Chairman of GM Bob Lutz with the Chevy Volt, and EV do-it-yourselfer Greg "Gadget" Abbott. Also featured, amongst many others, are Thomas Friedman, LA Times reporter Dan Neil, EV owner Danny DeVito, and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.