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"Revenge of the Electric Car" Coming to Theaters this Fall

August 18th, 2011

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Posted by Nathan Pinsley

Released in 2006, "Who Killed The Electric Car" established the first cultural beachhead in the push for mainstream awareness of electric cars. Today, the movie still figures prominently in the public conception of electric cars, but given recent, groundbreaking advancements in the industry, this cautionary tale could use an update. Enter filmmaker Chris Paine to freshen up the narrative with "Revenge of the Electric Car." Judging by the trailer released yesterday, this sequel could again play a pivotal role in capturing the broader public imagination on electric cars.

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Consumer Reports Sparks Vicious Volt Debate - EV Movement Needs a Media Watchdog

March 2nd, 2011

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Posted by Nathan Pinsley

Consumer Reports has released a preview of their Chevy Volt review and made it clear they won't be lumped in with those fanboys over at Motor Trend Magazine, the Green Car Journal, or the panel of 49 auto journalists who awarded it the North American Car of the Year. It's not surprising that a heated debate has ensued; emotions are high and when hot-button issues like climate change, oil independence, government subsidies, and gas prices are dragged in, the proverbial gloves come off. But the discourse around this article, whether at AutoblogGreen, Business Insider, or the Detroit Free Press has descended into a particularly scornful, petty mess. This experience highlights the clear need for the EV movement to more proactively engage with the mainstream media.

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