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In 2006 Chris Paine directed the award winning documentary ‘Who Killed the Electric Car?’ It explored why electric car production had seemingly ground to a halt. Six years on, his new documentary ‘Revenge of the Electric Car’ tells a very different story. It follows four car manufacturers, big and small, as they strive to build the next generation of electric cars.

Will they win over a sceptical public? Can the cars be faster and cleaner than ever before? Will they turn a profit?

Join us from 18:00 in the Dana Café for an 18:45 screening of Revenge of the Electric Car. Following the screening, there will be a discussion with the film’s director and an expert electric bar battery engineer, who was involved in the in the record-breaking Racing Green Endurance team that drove an electric racing car along the Pan-American highway from Alaska down to Argentina.

Speakers:

Chris Paine, Director of Revenge of the Electric Car
Clemens Lorf, Researcher at the Energy Futures laboratory, Imperial College London





This event is part of the Climate Changing programme, which is supported by:

Principal sponsors Shell and Siemens

Major sponsor Bank of America Merrill Lynch and major funder The Garfield Weston Foundation

With additional support from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Patrons of the Science Museum and members of the Founders Circle: Climate Changing programme.

To find out about more thought-provoking events look out for the latest listings: www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/climatechanging