Arnold Schwarzenegger goes undercover as car salesman in campaign promoting electric cars

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019
VIDEO: Schwarzenegger prank customers in ad campaign
Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger went undercover as a car salesman in a campaign to promote electric cars.

"On behalf of big oil, I want to thank you for choosing muscle cars that use gasoline. Long live the American muscles."

Would anyone buy a car from this man?

That's former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who went undercover to tell would-be electric car buyers to instead buy muscle cars that burn gas.

It's really part of an off-the-cuff ad campaign promoting electric cars, which Schwarzenegger is now a big fan of.

"Carpool lanes are for sissies. I support the oil company monopoly. Can a battery-powered car do this?" says Schwarzenegger. The ad continues with a customer saying, "No, no,no! I think this will piss off my neighbors!" Schwarzenegger adds, "This is your lucky day. Anyone that buys a car today, gets a free bumper sticker. I'll be back."

The "Kicking Gas" ad is part of a campaign by Veloz, a consortium of more than 40 automakers, utility companies and government agencies to promote electric car use in California.