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Revenge Of The Electric Car
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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?

Revenge Of The 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.

Reviewed by David Parkinson

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i too was anticipating the 'sequel' to who killed the electric car, it does in part look like a PR exercise for the American Automotive industry, but i found the part of Tesla corporation's struggle interesting, shame, could have been much more ... More

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