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

Original post made on Nov 3, 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 Suzan Webster
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Nov 3, 2011 at 7:27 am

There is amazing GREEN documentary festival running on , it will amaze you, inspire you and move you when you realize what is happening to our environment as a whole , and how we humans are increasing our own footprints, destroying the planet and not realizing that we have become unconscious consumptive animals. We need to change.

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Posted by R.Gordon
a resident of another community
on Nov 7, 2011 at 9:18 am

Paine is a talented director and has a hard hitting attack done with style and tongue in cheek about how we are destroying the environment and the answer being in $100,000.00 electric cars while the Chevy and the Nissan electric are already taking orders.
My main question is mostly about how all of these vehicles did in crash tests and how much damage is done to this engine and the costs of the repairs (if they will be covered by insurance and if so, what it will do for average consumers)
Anyone know?

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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Nov 7, 2011 at 10:35 am

according to this, at least two of them did very well in crash tests:

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Posted by R.Gordon
a resident of another community
on Nov 7, 2011 at 5:57 pm

And our local Peninsula TESLA? I also wonder if Fox News will cover that event when it happens.....or if they are willing to ruin some of their display models.