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Arnold Schwarzenegger Presents All New Electric Hummer, Find Out More

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| September 23 , 2017 , 18:44 IST

After a long wait, General Motors has finally launched their first electric Hummer with Arnold Schwarzenegger, well-known for his love of heavy-duty vehicles, presenting the new wheel.

The Hollywood celebrity, at the company’s new research and development center opening in Austria, presented the world’s first electric Hummer H1 from Kreisel Electric.

Arnold 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."

Based on the H1 model, Kreisel Electric built a prototype within two months, powered by the company's own 100 kilowatt-hour high-performance batteries. The electric vehicle powers the two motors, one dedicated for each front and back axle, can pump a top output of 483 horsepower.

Although the electric vehicle can only achieve a top speed of 75 mph, given its 3300 kg weight, it can drive up to 300 km before needing to recharge.

Kreisel Electric co-founder, Markus Kreisel said, "With our electrified prototypes, we want to show what is possible using Kreisel technology."

While the company will take custom-made orders, Kreisel Electric has outright dismissed denied from making the eco-friendly Hummers in mass production any time soon.