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Independent Lens | Revenge of the Electric Car | Pimping Yesterday's Jalopies | PBS

Duration: 01:08
Program: Independent Lens #1319
Broadcast Date: Apr. 19, 2012

Premiering April 19, 2012. Check local listings: www.pbs.org Greg "Gadget" Abbott and wife Charlotte Jackson are fighting the good fight in electric car conversion ... one vehicle at a time. They're amping up the jalopies of yesteryear into the dream rides of tomorrow. But can they compete with industry giants and angel investor-backed startups? 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. Learn more about "Independent Lens": www.pbs.org Watch "Independent Lens" films online: video.pbs.org --

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Post Date: April 19, 2012