INDEPENDENT LENS: Revenge of the Electric Car

INDEPENDENT LENS: Revenge of the Electric Car

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 10:00pm

Carlos Ghosn in a Nissan LEAF at a press event.

Credit: Courtesy of WestMidWest Productions

Follow the race among major car-makers to make and market electric cars.

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. INDEPENDENT LENS: Revenge of the Electric Car, airing Monday, April 28, 2014, 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV, follows the race among major car-makers to be the first, the best, and to win the hearts and minds of the public around the world. It’s not just the next generation of green cars that’s on the line. It’s the future of the automobile itself.

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