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Portola Valley native Chris Paine returns as director of second film on the electric car

Original post made on Nov 9, 2011

Portola Valley native Chris Paine, director of "Who Killed the Electric Car," a harsh documentary analysis of the automotive industry's connection to fossil fuels, is back with a follow-up: "Revenge of the Electric Car," which opens Friday (Nov. 4) at the Aquarius theater at 430 Emerson St. in Palo Alto.

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Posted by Ken Curtis
a resident of Green Acres
on Nov 9, 2011 at 7:08 am

There are lots of other options to make Documentaries viable. While the theatres are old news. Sites like www.cultureunplugged.com and snagfilms.com are two of the greatest documentary site online for film makers. And they have millions of viewers of these films. it is a resource all film makers should explore, world will be better place with these films and it needs to be seen by as many people as possible.


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Posted by Revenge?
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Nov 9, 2011 at 8:02 am

Who killed the electric car? Too expensive to build and sell.

The "Revenge" of the electric car? You mean, the one being built by our tax dollars in Finland? The Chevy Volt that is not selling at all? The Prius which is 30% more than a non-electric option..with a $4,000 battery change every few years?

Apparently the only revenge is by those who take our money and give it to failing business models.


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Posted by Loperbole
a resident of Barron Park
on Nov 9, 2011 at 8:49 am

"with a $4,000 battery change every few years"

Despite other drawbacks of owning a Prius, this is not one of them.


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Nov 15, 2011 at 6:29 pm

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

Scooters and golf carts.


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Posted by Sharon
a resident of Midtown
on Nov 15, 2011 at 7:56 pm



The main problem with electric cars is their risk of spontaneous combustion even when parked--this will a huge liability issue.

It is now occurring with the Chevy Volt batteries in alarming numbers.

Say you park an electric car in an underground car park under an office building--the car has self combustion at high temperature and ignites gasoline vehicles which in turn burn down the office building.

The Tesla or other electric car manufacturer will be liable
-- when lives are lost in such fires that will be a Hindenburg phenomenon --a bankrupt Tesla and severe restrictions upon the use of Teslas and all electric cars

The market for them will evaporate overnight