Arnold's Going Electric in the Most Arnold Way Possible: A Custom G-Class

Hasta la vista, diesel

By Evan Bleier

 
Arnold's Going Electric in the Most Arnold Way Possible: A Custom G-Class
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24 January 2017

Thanks to Kreisel Electric, there's at least one place Arnold Schwarzenegger won't be back: the gas station. 

To show off how powerful its electric batteries can be, the Austrian firm replaced the diesel V6 from a Mercedes-Benz G-Class with a pair of battery packs that can silently boost the 5,400-pound SUV from 0 to 60 in 5.6 seconds.

During a ceremony at the Hahnenkamm ski race in Kitzbuehel, Kreisel presented the 482-HP electric beast to Schwarzenegger and let him take the off-road vehicle for a spin in the snow.

Electric G-Glass (6 images)

With a top speed of 113 MPH and a range of 186 miles, Kreisel  says the the all-wheel-drive prototype model can be fast-charged up to 80 percent of full capacity in only 25 minutes.

The custom build — which Schwarzenegger will be taking to LA — is a unique prototype that isn’t for sale, but Kreisel is “in contact with partner companies regarding mass production.”

Hasta la vista, diesel.

Images courtesy of Martin Pröll

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