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Arnold Schwarzenegger Is Kicking Gas At Selling Cars

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Howard Kleiner (aka Arnold) and his man-ponyare at it again! This time he’s trying to sell over-priced gas-guzzling cars to potential buyers of the hybrid models.These funny “Kicking Gas” videos are part of the “Electric For All” national campaign produced by Veloz. Veloz is a non-profit organization made up of a high-powered, diverse board and members from key sector companies, agencies and non-profits. This is the largest campaign and most inventive multi-stakeholder public-awareness campaign for electric cars in the United States.

Targeting the state of California first, Schwarzenegger joined forces with Veloz for "Kicking Gas," described as an edgy, funny series of movie shorts.The former California governor is trying to encourage all Californians to go electric when purchasing their next vehicle. Shot in a car dealer's lot in Burbank, California, the entire production and Arnold are undercover. Cameras and microphones were hidden throughout the dealership.

According to a recent press release, Schwarzenegger and Veloz hope to use the campaign to bring about public awareness of electric cars. A survey released by Veloz showed concerns such as cost, range of the vehicle and charging stations were disappearing and a lack of public awareness was the largest obstacle to growing the electric-car market.

"Over 16 years ago, I set out to prove that you can have the car you love and the clean air you need," said Schwarzenegger. "I greened my fleet of personal cars, including my Hummers. And I challenged the auto industry to do the same. They now have the electric vehicle technology to out-compete gas-powered cars."


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