Revenge of the Electric Car Reviews
Watched on Netflix at home, June 20, 2015.
The bad news is the documentary does not know what to do with the unprecedented access it has been given to people in power, spending a lot of time on already thoroughly covered territory concerning the recent recession and almost complete failure of the American auto industry. In fact, the documentary would have fared much better if it had focused exclusively on Elon Musk, not in a scrappy underdog kind of way, but because he has more in common with a riverboat gambler with past successes that include Pay Pal and SpaceX and huge struggles in getting his Tesla off the ground which I had been curious about ever since seeing one on an early episode of "Leverage" in 2008.
This film mainly tells a story about Elon Musk and Bob Lutz and their different takes on the car industry and their work in bringing the Chevrolet Volt and Tesla motors to the table.
I thought it was great. I would love to drive a Tesla or a Volt.
It also talks about Nissan's Leaf. It shows Carlos Ghosn laughing when he hears the price of other Electric Cars as being around $50,000 and how its not even in the same league. Well go to Nissan's website, go to buy a leaf and see what the total cost is with tax - Yep : $50,000.
Thats all. Good doc. Worth watching.