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Posted on Sat, Nov 12, 2011 : 7:11 a.m.

'Revenge of the Electric Car' a documentary sequel with a happy ending

By Freelance Journalist

Revenge of the Electric Car
Now showing at the Michigan Theater
Review by Corey Hall of the Metro Times
Grade: B

Yes, even documentaries can earn sequels, especially if they are as prescient and attention-grabbing as 2006's "Who Killed the Electric Car?" — a film that generated much more chatter and headlines than it did box-office receipts. That earlier film played a bit like a corporate crime procedural; chronicling the brief, celebrated life and abrupt, ruthless death of General Motors' EV-1 vehicle, beloved by activists and collectors, but scuttled by shadowy market forces and consigned to scrap-yard oblivion. While the original ended in gloom, this follow-up strikes a more celebratory tone, examining the recent arms race to build and mass-market truly dynamic electric-powered automobiles.

Read the full review here


Wolf's Bane

Sat, Nov 12, 2011 : 12:51 p.m.

The future in transportation is fuel cell technology, not electric. While I applaud the films thesis, it is clear as rain that to produce adequate electricity to power electric vehicles, fossil fuels and nuclear energy must be employed to produce the required electricity. So, the idea of sustainability flies out the window, just like the canary.