The car’s the star – TV goes EV

For along time Hollywood and the motor industry have had a close relationship. With product placement becoming more and more common, what’s better than placing the an A-list movie star into your latest car as they go about saving the world in Hollywood’s freshest blockbuster.

The perfect example of this is the Bond franchise where the car the MI6 agent drives is forever associated with glamour and sophisticated gadgetry.

Electric cars are becoming increasingly attractive to producers as they strive to make their programming more futuristic looking and appealing to younger audiences.

On TV, this is no more apparent than in the recent sci-fi series EXTANT.

Set in the near future, the Stephen Speilberg produced show is based around Halle Berry’s character Molly, an Astronaut for the International Space Exploration Agency (ISEA).  Back on terra firmer the actress and nearly all of the main cast members are seen in a variety of electric cars.

Halle Berry’s character in her BMW i3
The boss of ISEA drove a Tesla Model S
A scientist character piloting a Nissan LEAF
Even the Police patrolled in a Model S
Viewers were given a preview of the Tesla Model X

With electric cars becoming more and more mainstream, it is only a matter of time before we see an EV gliding down the cobbled streets of Weatherfield.

Tell us where you have spotted an EV on TV in the comments box below.

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The Founder of driveEV. A driving and new technology fan enjoying learning all about the future of motoring. I drive a BMW i3.