Screening and discussion of Revenge of the Electric Car

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 6:15pm

Runnymede Branch Public Library, 2178 Bloor St. W.

FREE screening and discussion of Revenge of the Electric Car

Electric cars are one way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, provided the generation of the electricity is from low or no carbon sources. On May 29th, the governor of Rhode Island released an action plan with a team of other governors to put more that 3 million zero-emission vehicles on the road within a dozen years. http://environmentrhodeisland.org/news/rie/rhode-island-charging-ahead-t... On June 13th, Elon Musk made his patents for electric cars public, opening the door to a more collaborative relationship with other companies to accelerate the adoption of electric cars. Tesla Motors was created to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport.  The patents "have been removed, in the spirit of the open source movement, for the advancement of electric vehicle technology.” http://www.teslamotors.com/blog/all-our-patent-are-belong-you

Last month Green 13 screened Who Killed the Electric Car? Now for the sequel, Revenge of the Electric Car.

By 2006, as many as 5,000 electric cars were destroyed by the major car companies that built them. Today, the electric car is back with a vengeance. Without using a single drop of foreign oil, this new generation of car is America's future: fast, furious, and cleaner than ever. It's not just the next generation of green cars that's on the line, it's the future of the automobile itself.
Four entrepreneurs from 2007 through to the end of 2010 as they fight to bring the electric car back to the world market in the midst of a global recession - Bob Lutz (General Motors), Elon Musk (Tesla Motors). Carlos Ghosn (Renault-Nissan) and Greg Abbott (an independent electric car converter from California). Danny DeVito is also interviewed, as an electric car enthusiast and owner of a Chevy Volt.

Plug’n Drive will be present, bringing along an electric car for display, and test drive.
Plug’n Drive is a non-profit organization committed to accelerating the adoption of electric cars to maximize their environmental and economic benefits. To help drivers make the switch, we are focused on three key programs:  

  • Education
  • Home Charging Infrastructure
  • Public Charging Infrastructure.  

To date we've reached more than 43,000 people at more than 180 events - answering questions, engaging drivers and providing over 3,000 electric vehicle test drives. One of the highlights includes our "EV Day" at Yonge-Dundas Square on May 24 in Toronto.