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Arnie's New Green Machine
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Arnie's New Green Machine

A fast electric off-road car? Yes! It's possible. Action movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger now drives one.

Known for his love of rugged SUVs, tanks and high-octane films, Arnold Schwarzenegger is an eco-buff too. To demonstrate his commitment to clean energy, the Terminator recently teamed up with fellow Austrians Kreisel Electric to create a world first – a Mercedes-Benz G 350d electric vehicle (EV).

And what a car it is!

Instead of fuel tanks, this luxury G-Class boasts 80kW battery packs under the hood and in the rear. It's capable of up to 150kW charging, which Kreisel says juices the batteries to 80% in just 25 minutes. Plus, with a pair of electric motors producing a combined 360kW, this beast can roar 0-100km/h in a perfectly acceptable 5.6 seconds. 

What's not to love? Arnie will drive this novel prototype around California for a while – and will continue working with Kreisel in its development of electric powertrains. 



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