Thought of the Day: Electric Cars on TV and Film (Mark, March 18, 2014)

Mark responds to Nikki’s thoughts from Monday on plug-in hybrid and EREV range and talks about electric cars on TV and film.

Unlike our other shows, Thought of the Day is our chance to muse on one big story in the news each day, using it as a spring board to explore other topics, sometimes even outside of the Transport Evolved universe. Every weekday, Nikki and Mark will take it in turns to explore a story that catches our eye, developing a back and forth conversation between Transport Evolved’s two regular hosts.

As with our Quick Charge series, our Thought of the Day will be recorded very simply on a single smartphone, but then quickly edited together using the jump cut edit style popular with many YouTube vlogs. We think this style complements our other shows and offers us a different way to share our thoughts with you, our readers and viewers.

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  • Surya

    Some you didn’t mentionn- The new Robocop has a Zap (I think it gets destroyed, and it’s parked anyway)n- Enough Said features a Volt as a normal car (they even added engine noise as it pulls off the driveway)n- The Karma in some movie that I didn’t see and can’t remembernnSo yes, they do seem to become more of a normal thing in movies. Great!

  • Kalle Centergren

    i think their is an EV-1 in “the day after tomorow”nni robot have an weird ev audi with round wheelsnn(i whant to list “Revenge of the Electric Car” ;P)

  • vdiv

    The Volt was marketed as a 230 MPGus car, which it gets based on how it is driven. It was never marketed as a 200 or 400 mile electric car. GM was upfront with the electric range (between 25 and 50 miles), with the extended range (350 miles) and with the efficiency while using petrol (38 MPGus)

  • Dennis Pascual

    The new i3 had a cameo in one of the current season’s Big Bang Theory episodes. It’s at the end in what is supposed to be “20 years in the future.”nnnEpisode title was “the Mommy Observation” aired in the US on March 13, 2014.