Tribeca Film Festival: “Revenge of the Electric Car.”

Released five years ago, the documentary Who Killed the Electric Car is a standard issue-driven documentary about General Motors’ EV1, a vehicle the company recalled despite a devoted fan base. The primary talking heads were outsiders: consumer advocates and environmentalists who were outraged by GM’s disdain for innovation. Fast forward to 2011 and director Chris Paine’s sequel, Revenge of the Electric Car, is another animal entirely. Instead of focusing on the politics and environmental impact of the cars, Paine creates a personality-driven documentary, one where business leaders strive to dominate the a share of the car market with increasingly feverish demand.

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