Filmmaker Chris Paine follows up his 2007 documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? with another examination of the high-tension world of the automotive industry. The question remains the same: who - or what - is preventing the development of a mass-produced electric car?
Despite mauling the motor industry in Who Killed The Electric Car? (2006), this entertaining, Tim Robbins-narrated sequel gives both corporates and mavericks an easier ride, as director Chris Paine focuses more on personalities than the pressing eco-industrial issues.
There were high hopes of a warts-and-all follow-up to Paine's first film exposing the big guns of automotive, but it hasn't materialised. The director's treatment is cosmetic and uninvolving.