Who doesn’t know Arnold Schwarzenegger, the famous Hollywood actor and erstwhile mayor of California who is known for his popular sci-fi movie series, Terminator that first released in 1984. Schwarzenegger needs no introduction and his growing environmental awareness is also known to all. In the 1990s, he played a major role in converting AM General’s military-duty Humvee for civilian use. Fast forward to 2017 and Schwarzenegger is again grabbing headlines for an all-electric Hummer H1, that he had been dreaming of since a long time.
Thanks to Kriesel Electric, specialized in developing electric powertrains for use in traditional cars, that played a major role in materializing the idea. The Hummer H1 off-road prototype was developed in just two months and features a high-performance 100kWh battery with two electric motors on front and rear axles. It generates a system output of 490hp. Weighing 3,300kg, the bulky e-Hummer offers an impressive range of 300km and can attain 120k/h of speed. One must note that the standard Hummer SUV is globally renowned for its invigorating off-road capability. The engine used on the 2006 H1 model is the 6.6-litre, V8 turbo-diesel unit that makes 300hp against a massive 750Nm torque. Claimed fuel economy on this model is around 4.16km/l with 470g CO2 emitted every kilometre. Also See – Shahrukh Khan’s Cars Collection
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This isn’t the first personalized electric car for the actor though, he has previously swapped the internal combustion engine on his Mercedes-Benz G-Class with an electric unit. What else is on card from Schwarzenegger and Kreisel Electric, an all-electric airplane we wonder? Also See – Akshay Kumar Cars Collection
The prototype of the e-Hummer by Kriesel Electric was recently unveiled. And the firm, co-founded by three brothers-Markus Kriesel, Johann Kriesel and Phillipp Kriesel also inaugurated its new plant. The new production unit has an annual capacity of 8000 battery packs for cars, aviation and home-storage. In addition, the company will also manufacture and built prototypes for auto giants and other industries.