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Revenge of The Electric Car

Chris Paine / 2011 / USA / 90’

Preview Screening

Sun 24 June / 18:45 / AV Hill Theatre


Revenge of the Electric Car presents the recent resurgence of electric vehicles through the eyes of four pioneers of the EV revolution. Director Chris Paine (Who Killed the Electric Car?, 2006) has unprecedented access to the research and development programs at General Motors, Nissan, and Tesla Motors, while also following a part time electric car converter who refuses to wait for the international car makers. Paine’s film offers an entertaining and definitive account of a revolutionary moment in human transportation, as auto makers race to create the first, best, and most publicly accepted electric cars.


Followed by a panel discussion with Marianne Bailey (Designer, Inventor, Social Entrepreneur incl. EV design), Phil Barker (Chief Engineer, Hybrid & Electric Vehicles, Lotus Engineering) and Paul Shearing (Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow, UCL Chemical Engineering). Chaired by Duncan Clark – Consultant Editor, Guardian Environment Desk


Tickets: £7/£5 concessions




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