REVENGE OF THE ELECTRIC CAR
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Followed by talk/Q&A with
Jay Friedland, Legislative Director, Plug In America
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Free tea by Numi Tea, honey by CoastalBee.com, coffee by Pura Vida, free parking
In 2006, as many as 5,000 modern electric cars were destroyed by the major 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, the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors, and an independent car converter named Greg “Gadget” Abbott to find the story of the global resurgence of electric cars. Without using a single drop of foreign oil, this new generation of automobiles is America’s future: fast, furious, and cleaner than ever.
With almost every major car maker now jumping to produce new electric models, Revenge of the Electric Car follows the race to be the first, the best, and to win the hearts and minds of the public around the world. We watch as these cars are developed from a concept into a working product, and see the car makers themselves struggle with the economy, the press, each other, and the car buying public.
Jay Friedland is Legislative Director for Plug In America and managing partner of Cinemagic Partners Ltd, a consulting firm developing high technology ventures. A self-described serial entrepreneur, he has built successful companies as well as developing key industry alliances between companies both large and small. Jay is currently working with the new electric motorcycle startup, Zero Motorcycles. His environmental activism began in the 1970s and he is also president of the Central Coast Electric Auto Association.