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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s World’s First Electric G-Class Inspired Mercedes To Make Its Battery-powered Offroader

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Arnold Schwarzenegger's World’s First Electric G-Class Inspired Mercedes To Make Its Battery-powered Offroader - autojosh

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s world’s first Electric G-Class SUV inspired Mercedes-Benz to make its battery-powered offroader.

The prospect for an electric G-Class first came in 2018 when Arnold put pressure on ex-Daimler Boss to do the project.

The Austrian-born Terminator movie star had a year earlier gotten behind the wheels of a custom G-Class that runs on batteries.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, a climate change activist, has been fighting pollution and climate change for over 20 years.





Kreisel Electric’s world’s first electric G-Wagon was created out of Schwarzenegger’s goals for a greener, more eco-friendly future.

Changes made to Schwarzenegger’s G-Class includes the replacement of the diesel engine with an electric powertrain.

Arnold Schwarzenegger's World’s First Electric G-Class Inspired Mercedes To Make Its Battery-powered Offroader - autojosh

Arnold Schwarzenegger's World’s First Electric G-Class Inspired Mercedes To Make Its Battery-powered Offroader - autojosh

German car giant, Mercedes-Benz, finally presented the “all-new 2025 Mercedes-Benz G 580 with EQ Technology” in April, which is the first fully electric variant of its off-road-ready Austrian-built G-Class (G-Wagon) SUV.

But the prospect for a Mercedes-badged Electric G-Wagon first came six years ago in 2018 when Austrian-born Arnold Schwarzenegger put pressure on former Daimler Boss to do the project.

Arnold Schwarzenegger's World’s First Electric G-Class Inspired Mercedes To Make Its Battery-powered Offroader - autojosh





The Ex-California governor and Terminator movie star had in 2017 gotten behind the wheels of a custom-built battery-powered Mercedes-Benz G-Class built by Austrian-based Kreisel Electric.

Arnold Schwarzenegger's World’s First Electric G-Class Inspired Mercedes To Make Its Battery-powered Offroader - autojosh

Arnold Schwarzenegger's World’s First Electric G-Class Inspired Mercedes To Make Its Battery-powered Offroader - autojosh

Arnold Schwarzenegger, a climate change activist, has been fighting pollution and climate change for over 20 years. Kreisel Electric’s world’s first electric G-Wagon was created out of Schwarzenegger’s goals for a greener, more eco-friendly future.

At the unveiling, Kreisel Electric, which beats Mercedes to the EV punch, claims its electric G-Class maintains the famous off-road abilites found on the Mercedes G-Wagon.

Arnold Schwarzenegger's World’s First Electric G-Class Inspired Mercedes To Make Its Battery-powered Offroader - autojosh

Arnold Schwarzenegger's World’s First Electric G-Class Inspired Mercedes To Make Its Battery-powered Offroader - autojosh

Changes made to Schwarzenegger’s G-Class includes the replacement of the diesel engine with an electric powertrain, while the exterior were fitted with Kreisel badges. No change is made to the cabin except for new set of gauges in the instrument panel.

While the 2025 G 580 with EQ Technology” goes up to 473 kilometres (294 miles) with its 116.0 kWh battery-pack, Kreisel’s 80 kilowatt-hour battery-packs allows 300 kilometres (186 miles) of range before needing a recharge.





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