The Terminator star and legendary bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger with his company Kreisel Electric unveiled an all-electric Hummer H1 soft-top prototype, equipped with electric motors on each axle, 100 kWh worth of batteries, a 75-mph top speed, a 186-mile range, and a ludicrous 7275-lb curb weight. He was enthused to present the world’s first electric Hummer from Kreisel Electric at the opening of the company’s new research and development center in Rainbach, Mühlkreis district, Upper Austria. “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,” said Arnold Schwarzenegger, friend, and patron of the high-tech pioneers, who was clearly impressed with the electrification of his big off-road vehicle.
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Kreisel Electric developed an off-road prototype on the basis of the H1 model in just two months’ time. It is equipped with high-performance batteries from Kreisel Electric featuring a 100 kWh capacity and two electric motors on the front and back axles, with a system output of 360 kW (490 PS). The vehicle can reach speeds of up to 120 km/h and has a range of about 300 kilometers and a total weight of 3,300 kg.