VIDEO - New Chevrolet EV commercial features the Haunted Mansion's Hitchhiking Ghosts

Feb 08, 2021 in "Test Track"

Chevrolet is teaming up with Walt Disney World to reveal the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt EUV and Bolt EV this weekend, and Chevy has today released another commercial.

In this latest video we see the Haunted Mansion's Hitchhiking Ghosts in 'The Beginning of an Electric Journey.'

Information is limited on exactly what role Walt Disney World will have in the unveiling, but Chevrolet says the event will take place on February 14 2021 and will "show how magic can take place when the imagination is electrified."

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Article Posted: Feb 08, 2021 / 11:36am ET
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flynnibusFeb 17, 2021

It was a decision lead by sales... not margins. Don't confuse the old 'they prefer to sell more trucks...' scenario of the past with what has been happening lately. Americans have been abandoning the full and midsize sedans for other styles. https://theweek.com/articles/771288/death-american-sedan https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2018/04/26/ford-has-been-synonymous-with-cars-for-more-than-a-century-thats-about-to-change/ https://www.caranddriver.com/features/columns/a26036377/sedans-out-of-style-column/ Ford car sales were dropping over 20%.

DCBakerFeb 17, 2021

At around 1:11 in -

kurtkFeb 17, 2021

I feel really silly. Where exactly is he?

DisneyCaneFeb 16, 2021

I understand that and it's also why those segments are the most profitable. They are in demand and people pay a premium for them. Ford basically stopped making cars (except the Mustang) because they aren't nearly as profitable.

flynnibusFeb 16, 2021

I think you need to look at the car sales in America to understand why they are focusing where they are... because you will find its not just EVs doing this.

DisneyCaneFeb 16, 2021

You are paying for the batteries. The Mustang Mach e is $5k for 80 miles additional range. Even if that is marked up more than 100%, it's still over $2k cost to Ford. You've got to think in terms that you are pre-paying for a portion of the fuel. The electric charging over the life of the vehicle will cost significantly less than gas for the life of a similar vehicle. That doesn't come for free. Instead of a cheap fuel tank to store energy you now have an expensive battery pack. Past a certain amount of driving, you will end up paying less overall with an electric vehicle. I think they are going after the SUV and Truck segments because the additional cost of the batteries is a much lower percentage of the typical costs in those segments. Also, the efficiency increase of those size vehicles is a lot more.

wbostic12Feb 16, 2021

I don't know, the same queue of model cars from 2012 excites me like none other! :rolleyes:

helenabearFeb 15, 2021

I'd edit that to some states. Many do not. My state personally sucks and unless a new deal can be made for EVs, no federal break at this time. This is why Chevy slashed the Bolt price. Still a bit pricey but I'm sure the EV market will get there.

DCLcruiserFeb 15, 2021

It might be extended. There is a Bill for another 600,000 cars w/ $7,000 credit.

flynnibusFeb 15, 2021

What incentives would you be referring to that are getting people 20k? The most state one I am aware of is 5k... and the federal credit is phasing out for many vendors (or gone entirely - including GM) https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/taxevb.shtml

flynnibusFeb 15, 2021

You do know that even a Honda Civic starts at a higher cost than that right? Under 20k is the land of sub-compact cars. And the US market has repeatedly rejected 'specialized' city type cars... especially for alt fuels. This is why you see GM/etc trying to make EVs in the popular SUV/truck segments.

cmwade77Feb 15, 2021

Well, keep in mind that at 30k starting price, in many states after incentives the end cost can be under 10k.

ThatMouseFeb 15, 2021

I feel like this is paid by Disney to keep GM as a sponsor. Really cool commercial though! $30k+ for a compact car is more than most people should be paying tho. Would love to see EV's start at $20k.

Cmdr_CrimsonFeb 15, 2021

Figment being in there and using a Billy Barty laugh soundbite when he Flys by....