Arnold Schwarzenegger Recruited To Help Sell Electric Cars

Arnold Schwarzenegger wants you to buy an electric vehicle and to help promote his EV push, has partnered with ElectricForAll and released the following video on YouTube.

The ad stars the movie star and former governor of California as Howard Kleiner, a car salesman. His disguise is far from convincing and he approaches those looking to buy electric cars and suggests that they should opt for a gasoline- or diesel-powered vehicle instead.

He approaches one couple looking at a new Nissan Leaf and appears to be immediately recognized by the male shopper. He, and his female partner, say they want an electric car but Schwarzenegger isn’t sold on the idea. He leaves for a few minutes before returning with a Hummer, revving its engine and spewing pollution into the air. The shoppers aren’t impressed.

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“I think this will piss of my neighbors,” the man says. “You’re god damn right it will impress your neighbors!” Schwarzenegger hilariously responds back.

Another shopper is approached by the actor while checking out a BMW i3 and Arnold offers him a complimentary bumper sticker for any vehicle he purchases. One of them reads “I support the Oil Company Monopoly.” Again, the buyer looks rather disgusted.

One particularly funny moment of the video comes as Schwarzenegger suggests ICE-powered are the solution to overpopulation. His logic? “Gasoline cars create pollution and it curbs population. It brings it down.”

All in all, it’s a pretty fun way to promote EVs by highlighting some of the downsides of gas guzzlers. We still love them, though.


  • Tydogg123 .

    That was way funnier than I was expecting.

  • 2PacOfCarscoop

    This video is real as my black cook… and i’m white!

  • salamOOn


  • europeon

    How the mighty have fallen…

  • Stephen G

    Arnold Schwarzenegger is a Republican, couldn’t care less about EV or ICE, he’s doing this for money.

    • Matt

      I’m not sure that’s accurate, but ok. He’s been a big advocate for alternative energy transport for a long time. If he was doing it for money he’d be right in behind the oil companies wouldn’t he?

      • Stephen G

        He has done some great things for alternative energy but he is very self serving. Like the president his actions are beneficial to his own bottom line. It’s a difficult pill to swallow that he is a “big advocate for alternative energy” when the first thing that comes to mind is the publicity he generated by having to be the owner of the first Humvee available to the public (a vehicle with the stigma of being a gas hog that is almost unfit for the streets). His legislative record as governor of California endorsing alternative energies was less than stellar. For example vetoing a bill that would have limited pollution generated at ports, among others. And he certainly didn’t have a problem with taking cash from big oil (predominantly from Chevron) for his election campaign and over the top inaugural ball. I am not disparaging the cause just pointing out the motivation. Arnold is about Arnold. What has been portrayed publicly about his personal life reflects in that direction also.

  • Rot

    Kleiner 🤣🤣🤣

  • donald seymour

    Fakest thing I saw in my life. YouTube actors.



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