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Schwarzenegger Unveils Electrified Hummer

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Prototype from Kreisel Electric boasts 360 kW output, 100 kWh capacity and nearly 300 km range.

Arnold Schwarzenegger helped Kreisel Electric take the wraps off the world’s first electric Hummer at the opening of the company’s new research and development centre in 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 Schwarzenegger.

Kreisel Electric developed an off-road prototype on the basis of the H1 model. 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.

“With our electrified prototypes, we want to show what is possible using Kreisel technology. We will certainly not mass-produce these models. But our Hummer is a powerhouse in wolf’s clothing, one that drives so quietly even the sheep are not disturbed,” said Markus Kreisel, one of the founders of Kreisel Electric.

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