The director of Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006) and its sequel Revenge of the Electric Car (2011), Chris Paine, is making another sequel to the two critically acclaimed movies. He just finished his latest project, Bikes vs Cars, and announced that he will now start working on a third installment of his electric vehicle series.
Paine talked with Autoblog‘s Sebastien Blanco at the Tesla Model 3 Unveil event (he placed a reservation):
“We’re going to do one more electric car movie. We have kind of a working title. It’s about the world of mobility, 21st century mobility. It will have electric car in the title. It’s going to be about electric bikes and e-sharing and economist vehicles.”
The first shoot will be this summer and there’s no word on when it will be released.
If you haven’t seen Who Killed the Electric Car? and Revenge of the Electric Car yet, I strongly suggest taking the time to watch them. They are sporadically on Netflix depending on your location. If not, Who Killed the Electric Car? in DVD is 35% off on Amazon and Revenge of the Electric Car is available for streaming. Both movies are “must-see” for electric vehicle enthusiasts.
Paine’s latest movie: Bikes vs Cars
Bikes vs Cars depicts a global crisis that we all deep down know we need to talk about: climate, earth’s resources, cities where the entire surface is consumed by the car. An ever-growing, dirty, noisy traffic chaos. The bike is a great tool for change, but the powerful interests who gain from the private car invest billions each year on lobbying and advertising to protect their business. In the film we meet activists and thinkers who are fighting for better cities, who refuse to stop riding despite the increasing number killed in traffic.
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Bikes vs Cars was directed by swedish filmmaker Fredrik Gertten.
Next one will be “Who Killed the ICE Car?” and then “Who Killed the Hydrogen Car?” 😀
Revenge was a good one. I’m glad he’s making a follow up. I wish the first doc was available on Netflix.
I will never cry for the hydrogen car. Here is the car to look at: http://www.solarteameindhoven.nl/stella-lux/ This is a four seat car with a trunk. It has a 650 mile range and is powered totally by the sun. This is the direction car manufacturing should go in the future. This car exists now. It is not some pipe dream like hydrogen. We will win with efficiency, not brute battery power. While having this long range Stella Lux can go this huge distance with the solar panel and only a 15kw battery which is 2/3rd s the size of the Leaf battery. The Leaf can go only 84 miles. Tesla goes near 300 miles but with an 85kw battery which is over 3 times the Leaf battery. The Dutch have the answer but it seems no one is asking the question.