Chevrolet teams up with Walt Disney World to reveal new electric car

Jan 25, 2021 in "Test Track"

Chevrolet is teaming up with Walt Disney World to reveal the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt EUV and Bolt EV.

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."

Along with the announcement comes the first in a series of videos.

Chevrolet and Disney have a long standing relationship with the involvement of the company as sponsor for Test Track at EPCOT.

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Article Posted: Jan 25, 2021 / 9:10am ET
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flynnibus15 days ago

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. Ford car sales were dropping over 20%.

DCBaker15 days ago

At around 1:11 in -

kurtk15 days ago

I feel really silly. Where exactly is he?

DisneyCane15 days ago

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.

flynnibus15 days ago

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.

DisneyCane15 days ago

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.

wbostic1215 days ago

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

helenabear16 days ago

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.

DCLcruiser16 days ago

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

flynnibus16 days ago

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)

flynnibus16 days ago

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.

cmwade7716 days ago

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

ThatMouse16 days ago

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_Crimson16 days ago

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