10:25 PM EDT, April 25, 2011
"Who Killed The Electric Car?" might have ended with it's main character no longer among the living; but like Freddy, electric cars have risen from the dead.
A new documentary, "Revenge of the Electric Car," directed by Chris Paine, opened last week in New York at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film follows the efforts of several men as they try to bring their vision of the future of the electric car to life.
Elon Musk of Tesla Motors, Robert Lutz, who retired from General Motors last year, and Charlos Ghosn of Nissan are shown as they lead their companies into the plug in future.
The first film, "Who Killed The Electric Car?" was a scathing indictment of not only General Motors, but big oil and government.
The new film goes behind the scenes as the companies deal with financial, technical and market issues. GM gave the filmakers access as long as the film was not released until after the Chevrolet Volt was on the market.
Source: The Detroit News Auto Insider