Chris Paine

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Cal State Long Beach Gets a Charge Out of Donations Made in Honor of Late EV Activist

    You can be the late Doug Korthof, who inspired this very "Ride Me" category, hopes Cal State Long Beach students get a charge out of the donations made to his alma mater in his name.It's two 240-volt electric vehicle chargers that belonged to the Seal Beach activist, who envisioned a world full of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    [UPDATED with Plug-In Memorial:] Doug Korthof, Enviro and Electric-Car Activist, Loses Battle with Lung Cancer

    ​UPDATE, FEB. 14, 2:31 P.M.: What a wonderful way to mark Valentine's Day: Adopt a Charger ("Accelerating the adoption of plug-in vehicles via fee-free electric car chargers") has established the Doug Korthof Memorial Charger Fund. Money raised will be used to install and maintain a charging stati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    [UPDATED with Correction:] Revenge of the Electric Car ALREADY ROLLED Into Long Beach

    ​CORRECTION, DEC. 12, 9:50 A.M.: No, it was not a bank of dead batteries that prevented filmmaker Chris Paine and his new documentary Revenge of the Electric Car from showing up as advertised (by . . . gulp . . . me) at the Art Theatre in Long Beach Sunday. As it turns out, that event was Dec. 4. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2006

    Not to Beat a Dead Battery, But...

    We swear this will be our final electric-car post, at least until the next one, but there was one other tidbit we learned from Chris Paine, the writer-director of the excellent Who Killed the Electric Car?, which is now playing at Edwards University in Irvine. Paine, Seal Beach activist Doug Kortho ... More >>

  • Film

    June 29, 2006

    All Charged Up

    Who Killed the Electric Car? filmmaker Chris Paine turned anger to action

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2006

    Popcorn and Greenhouse Gases (non Al Gore edition)

    Hot on the heels of last night's Orange County Film Society's premier of Chris Paine's Who Killed the Electric Car?– a documentary that makes the "compelling case: that oil companies, automakers, lawmakers, consumers and the media killed a workable solution to air pollution, global warming, so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2006

    Rock on to Electric Car Avenue

    In yesterday's thrilling Clockwork, we shared the weirdness that ensued after we interviewed Who Killed the Electric Car? writer-director Chris Paine, when we discovered during the entire chat our Los Angeles Times was open, unbeknownst to lil' ol' us, to an Associated Press story with the headline: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2006

    Weirdest Thing EVER!

    We're flipping through this morning's Los Angeles Times, waiting for Who Killed the Electric Car? director Chris Paine to call. He does, and we have a nice chat, as he's still flying high from a well-received Los Angeles Film Festival screening two nights previous. After hanging up, we go to the Wee ... More >>

  • Film

    June 22, 2006

    Funeral March

    Who Killed the Electric Car?