July 12, 2006
Electric Vehicles on Display at Movie Premiere Tonight
Just received this media advisory:
Electric Vehicles to Exhibit at Portland Premiere
WHAT: The Oregon Electric Vehicle Association (OEVA) will be exhibiting four vehicles at the Portland Premier of the Sony Pictures Classics’ film, Who Killed the Electric Car? Vehicles being exhibited include White Zombie [www.plasmaboyracing.com], the world’s fastest ‘Street legal electric car,’ and a 1921 Milburn electric. The Milburn Light Electric Company of Toledo, Ohio [www.milburn.us/history.htm], was purchased by General Motors in 1923 and ceased operations shortly thereafter. From 1892 to 1912, electric vehicles were the main means of transportation. The vehicle exhibit is free and open to the public. Tickets for the premiere screening of Who Killed the Electric Car?, [www.whokilledtheelectriccar.com] followed by a Q&A session with the filmmaker Chris Paine are $10 and available through the event host, Livable Place, at [www.livableplace.org].
WHEN: Wednesday, July 12th, Car Exhibit 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Premiere 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Hollywood Theatre.
WHO: Electric-vehicle experts will be on hand to answer questions.
July 12, 2006 9:59 PM
Bob R. Says:
An update on the film - I didn't see it!
It was a sold-out crowd, with many people arriving who were unable to obtain tickets (including us!)
There were 5 or 6 electric cars on display in the parking lot, including a classic from the 1920's. Plenty of Prii on display, too.
We met the director and he was able to score us one ticket (but not two), so we passed our ticket on to someone else who was a friend of a friend of the director, who arrived at the last minute. At least this way the director will remember us. :-)
The movie opens soon in wider release... planning to organize a get-together opening night.
- Bob R.