Schwarzenegger debuts 'dream' electric Hummer



Austria - Politician and former action star Arnold Schwarzenegger presented the worlds first electric Hummer. 

The former Governor of California presented the battery-powered Hummer, created by Kreisel Electric, at the opening of the company’s new research and development center in Rainbach, Austria.

Arnie impressed 

Schwarzenegger said: "Kreisel Electric electrified my G-class last winter. And now a Hummer. If Kreisel keeps it up at this pace, I will soon be able to fly here from LA in an electric airplane."

The new off-road EV is equipped with high-performance batteries with a 100 kWh capacity and two electric motors on the front and back axles, with a system output of 360kW. The vehicle can reach speeds of up to 120km/h and has a range of about 300km.

The standard version the Hummer has a fuel consumption of 24-litres/100km and emits 470g/km. 

Kreisel technology

Markus Kreisel, one of the founders of Kreisel Electric, said: "With our electrified prototypes, we want to show what is possible using Kreisel technology.

"We will certainly not mass-produce these models. But our Hummer is a powerhouse in wolf’s clothing, one that drives so quietly even the sheep are not disturbed." 

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