You’re Invited! Film & Panel on Future of Electric Cars

 You’re invited!

“Revenge of the Electric Car”

Join  us for a free film screening
followed by a blue-ribbon panel of electric car visionaries
and community reception

Revenge of the Electric Car

Date:           December 11, 2012
Time:          4 pm
Location:   UT Blanton Museum of Art Auditorium (Smith Bldg)

Free and open to the public!

Sponsored by the Center for Electric Vehicles–Transportation and Electricity Convergence

In “Revenge of the Electric Car,” director Chris Paine takes his film crew behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM, and the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors to chronicle the story of the global resurgence of electric cars. Without using a single drop of foreign oil, this new generation of car is America’s future: fast, furious, and cleaner than ever.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk puts his personal fortune on the line. Bob Lutz, GM’s Vice Chair, stakes the entire brand on the very technology it once tried to kill. Nissan’s CEO, Carlos Ghosn, bets the farm on a car almost no one believes can happen. And car converter Greg ‘Gadget’ Abbott sets out to prove you can do it yourself. The challenges they face are as tough as capitalism can be cagey.

“[The film] profiles four EV visionaries, each navigating separate paths which they hope will lead to production and ultimately profit. Their stories are skillfully woven together, each presented in their own voice.” ABC News

“The stakes are staggeringly high. We get the idea that building electric cars isn’t merely an act of political or social significance, it’s a brutally risky endeavor demanding superhuman devotion.” Jalopnik

“Slick and beautifully photographed [ . . . ] a must-see movie for anyone interested in cars.” USA Today

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About Ross Baldick

Electricity is an increasingly complex industry in the midst of transition to renewables and decarbonization. Using my 25 years’ experience as an engineer, policy analyst, and academic, I help my consulting clients think through their toughest technical challenges and formulate their best business strategies.
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