REVENGE OF THE ELECTRIC CAR (USA, 2011, 90 min.)
Follow four entrepreneurs from 2007 through the end of 2010 as they fight to bring the electric car back to the world market in the midst of a global recession. The protagonists are Bob Lutz from General Motors, Elon Musk from the American start-up Tesla Motors, Carlos Ghosn from Nissan and Greg Abbott, an independent electric car converter from California. This film features the birth of a brand new generation of electric cars, including the Chevrolet Volt, the Nissan Leaf and the Tesla Roadster. Directed by Chris Paine, who also directed Who Killed the Electric Car? Produced by P.G. Morgan and Jessie Deeter. Official 2011 Selection, Tribeca Film Festival, Earth Day, April 22.
Introduced by David Jhirad, Professor and Director, Energy, Resources and Environment Program, and HRH Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Professor in Environmental Policy, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University.
Panel discussion with energy experts including Deborah Lynn Bleviss, Energy, Resources and Environment Program, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University and Holger Dalkmann, Director, EMBARQ, The WRI Center for Sustainable Transport, World Resources Institute, follows screening.
FREE. No reservations needed.
March 14, 2012
Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Kenney Auditorium,
1740 Massachusetts Ave., NW
(Metro: Dupont Circle)