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Arnold's Mercedes G-Class goes electric with the help of Kreisel Electric

The former governor of California teamed up with the EV startup to electrify what might be the least efficient SUV currently sold.

Andrew Krok
Cars are Andrew's jam, as is strawberry. After spending years as a regular ol' car fanatic, he started working his way through the echelons of the automotive industry, starting out as social-media director of a small European-focused garage outside of Chicago. From there, he moved to the editorial side, penning several written features in Total 911 Magazine before becoming a full-time auto writer, first for a local Chicago outlet and then for CNET Cars.
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The former governor has gone green.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Kreisel Electric teamed up to promote Kreisel's electric Mercedes-Benz G-Class.

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Formerly a diesel-powered Geländewagen, it's now powered entirely by electricity.

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Under the hood rests about 490 horsepower's worth of electric motors.

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The motors are mated to a 80-kWh battery pack.

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The result is an electric SUV that scoots to 62 mph in about 5.6 seconds.

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It can go about 186 miles between charges.

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Using fast charging, it can replenish about 80 percent of its charge in as little as 25 minutes.

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That's one hell of an improvement, considering the G-Wagen is perhaps the least efficient SUV currently on sale.

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Keep on scrolling to check out even more shots of the former California governor and his new ride.

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