Arnold Schwarzenegger is known for his love of anything that can be driven or ridden, the bigger the better. However, many petrol heads try to forget that it was when the Governator was in charge, that California kicked off its aggressive eco-friendly drive that has ensured the American state is one of the cleaner areas in the country.
The Terminator's latest addition to his eco-friendly fleet is a Mercedes G 350d. However, unlike every other diesel G-Wagen on the road, Schwarzenegger's newest SUV is a pure zero-emissions vehicle thanks to a big 80kWh battery pack installed by a brotherly trio from his home country of Austria.
Austria's Kriesel Electric's battery pack allows Arnie's G-Wagen to sprint from 0-100km/h in just 5.6 seconds which may seem slow but is actually 3 seconds quicker than what the diesel-engined G 350d could do. This is thanks to the 483bhp available at the request of the Terminator's right foot.
Schwarzenegger won't have to wait long for his new ride to charge up either as the Kriesel's battery pack charges atinsane 150kW speeds allowing the electric G-Class SUV to charge up to 80 percent in just 25 minutes flat.
Schwarzenegger will be taking the car back to California to further test the electric Gelandewagen and provide feedback to the Kriesels.
Here's what he had to say "To me, with the electric version of this fantastic car, a dream has become true. The initial test drive was a real pleasure: The Kreisel is incredibly sporty and perfectly benefits from the advantages e-mobility has to offer. I really look forward to the following test runs and to the gradual further development in California."
The former Governator of California seem to be really digging his new ride in the images and why wouldn't he, after all, his enemies won't hear him coming allowing him enough time to fulfil his vow of "I'll be Back". Let's just hope they don't smell his cigars.
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