Drive Electric Earth Month
EV Movie Night
Apr 23, 2021
|This is an online only event with no physical location.
|Friday, April 23, 2021 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
|11:00 am - 11:45 pm PDT
|Ventura, CA, Local Area
|EV Advocates of Ventura County
Event ReportOnline link of movie resources, not live interaction.
EV Movie Night
It’s Friday night, grab some popcorn and watch the following videos!
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Our friends at Plug In America have compiled a list of EV-related movies and TV shows available for streaming:
Who Killed the Electric Car?
This 2006 documentary film explains the rise and fall of GM’s EV1, the first mass-produced all-electric vehicle, and other EVs like the Ford Th!nk and Toyota RAV4. Passionate EV drivers rallied together in a grassroots effort to stop the vehicles from heading to the crusher and eventually formed Plug In America.
Revenge of the Electric Car
Available on Amazon Prime Video
This 2011 follow up to Who Killed the Electric Car? follows four trailblazers; Elon Musk (Telsa Motors CEO), Carlos Gosen (CEO and President of Renault of France and Nissan of Japan), Bob Luzen (Vice Chairman of GM), and Greg Abbott (Californian EV mechanic) who are fighting to bring back EVs.
Available on YouTube
There are many great EV videos available on YouTube, but one of the most popular EV web series is Fully Charged, hosted by Robert Llewellyn.
Electrified – The Current State of Electric Vehicles
Filmmaker Ryan Hunter created this 37-minute 2019 documentary that explores many aspects of EV adoption. It also includes interviews with Plug In America co-founders Chelsea Sexton and Paul Scott.
And We Go Green
Available on Hulu
This 2019 documentary film, produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, focuses on the rise of Formula E electric car racing. Formula E is capturing the eyes of millions while showing spectators that EVs are high-performance vehicles.
Top Gear USA
Season 4, Episode 7: Fully Charged
Available on Hulu
In this episode of the popular car series, the hosts take a look at three of the best-selling electric cars.
EV Advocates of Ventura County have also compiled a list of EV-related videos available for streaming:
6 Things James May hates about his Tesla
James May’s (former Top Gear host) had his Tesla Model S for more than a year, so he’s had plenty of time to fall in love with it. But it’s not perfect – so join May in his bunker for a rundown of his dislikes in proper YouTuber style. It’s ok though, because he also loves 2,837 things about it.
What Pollutes More? Electric or Gas
Robert Llewellyn of Fully Charged narrated this short on what energy is used in making gasoline and electricity.
In the movie you will see that only one part of the electricity used to produce oil is the energy used to operate the hammerhead oil jack pump. On average each such pump uses 9,960 Kwh per month. Here in Ventura there are 3,800 active oil wells. 3,800 x 9,960 per month = 37,848,000 Kwh per month x 12 = 454,176,000 per year. That's 454 million Kwh per year in Ventura County to pump oil out of the ground. Enough to provide each household in Ventura County with 140 Kwh per month or to drive each EV registered in the county over 9,000 miles per month. (Not counting then energy to transport oil, refine it and deliver the finished product to the consumers fuel tank)
Electrified: The Current State of Electric Vehicles
Several EV owners come together to discuss how electric cars have evolved and where we currently are in the state of developing technology. The video covers issues and experiences related to charging, battery degradation, and range anxiety, along with detailed explanations of charging levels, types of EVs, and the future of hydrogen.
Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Training Announcement!
Weber State University Department of Auto Technology’s video announcing two online classes EV training courses.
News Coulomb YouTube Channel
News Coulomb is a channel devoted to sharing information and news about alternative-fuel vehicles, tools, and homes.
Want to take a virtual test drive of some of newest EVs?
2021 Rivian R1T Test Drive
Take a test drive in Rivian’s new truck, the only Cybertruck rival!
2020 Mini Cooper Test Drive
Cars.com takes the 2020 Mini Cooper SE EV for a test drive. Check out the interior, exterior, and cargo space.
Tom Voelk’s Driven 2020 Mini Cooper SE EV test drive around Seattle shows that EVs are a blast to drive.
Tesla Model Y Test Drive
Is the Model Y the best electric vehicle for the money in 2020?
Jay Leno’s Garage checks out the full self-driving capability of the new Tesla Model Y!
There are currently 19 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Tesla Model 3
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)
|Nissan Leaf (2018+)
|Tesla Model X
|Tesla Model Y
Registered attendees report 315,094 electric miles driven.