Bob Lutz, Vice Chairman, GM
Bob is a cigar smoking larger-than-life General Motors executive and the champion of the Volt, GM's newest electric vehicle. After years of skepticism, he's finally convinced that “electric cars are back with a vengeance.” And if a skeptic like Bob Lutz can be convinced, the same individual partially responsible for the demise of the EV1, can the masses be far behind?
Elon Musk, CEO, Tesla Motors: Elon is a brash South African-American engineer, entrepreneur and philanthropist best known for co-founding PayPal, SpaceX and Tesla Motors. When Musk decides to take on the Detroit auto industry he learns first hand that that making cars “aint easy”. Revenge follow’s Elon’s every step and misstep from early successes to near bankruptcy to a Tesla Deathwatch. Can Musk dig his way out and prove the doubters wrong?
Carlos Ghosn, CEO and President of Renault of France and Nissan of Japan - When Carlos Ghosn joined Nissan, it had debt of $20 billion. His radical moves made him Public Enemy No. 1 to Japanese traditionalists. However, in one year, Nissan's net profit climbed to $2.7 billion. Will his winning streak continue with the new Nissan LEAF?
It's a tremendous gamble. If Nissan succeeds, it will corner the market in mass produced electric cars and change an industry. If it fails, Nissan fails too.
Do-it-yourselfer, Greg “Gadget” Abbott: Gadget represents one of thousands of do-it-yourselfers determined to start an EV revolution. His pride and joy is a converted silver Porsche Speedster. His goal is to drive it from LA to Palm Springs on a single charge. But Gadget’s dream collapses when his workshop burns down and he has to start over. Can he remake his car and his life?
Narrator, Tim Robbins: Tim is an American actor, screenwriter, director, producer and musician. He is known for his roles as Nuke in Bull Durham, Andy Dufresne in The Shawshank Redemption, and as Dave Boyle in Mystic River, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Tim is a self-described EV enthusiast.
Additional Cast and Special Appearances:
DAN NEIL, Wall Street Journal
THOMAS FRIEDMAN, New York Times
MICHELLE KREBS, Auto Observer
TALULAH RILEY, Actress
CHARLOTTE JACKSON, Designer
DANNY DEVITO, Actor/Director
GAVIN NEWSON, Mayor of San Francisco
MARTIN EBERHARD, Co – Founder, Tesla Motors
JOHN FAVREAU, Director/Actor
ANTHONEY KIEDIS, Red Hot Chili Peppers
ADRIAN GRENIER, Actor
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