Arnold Schwarzenegger commands MercedesBenz

11.12.2019     /     News author: Oksana

Arnold Schwarzenegger commands MercedesBenz
© Instagram / Arnold Schwarzenegger
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is one of those beasts that until just less than a year ago only offered versions G 500 (with a combined consumption of 11.1 liters) and G 63 AMG of gasoline. We had to wait at the end of 2018 to access a more efficient diesel engine, but even so, in the current scenario of emission targets, it is a threatened off-road.

However, a tweet published by Daimler's digital transformation chief, Sascha Pallenberg, says CEO Ola Kallenius has confirmed that there will be a 100% electric version of the iconic Class G.

Kallenius' statements during an automotive congress in Berlin show that there were times when the future of the G-Class was compromised. And does it have CO emissions? up to 304 grams per km in the most powerful AMG version.

But now the electrification is a breath of fresh air for the SUV in the next update, which could carry the EQ badge.

In 2017, Arnold Schwarzenegger (then governor of California) took the initiative to be the first to conduct an electric G-Class.

It was converted by the Austrian start-up Kreisel Electric, who took advantage of the actor's love for SUVs (remember that he was the driver of the Hummer H1 in 1992) and for the G-Class to transform a G 350d into a vehicle driven by two months batteries

Due to the compact design of the Kreisel battery system, it was possible to install two battery packs under its hood with a total capacity of 80 kWh, for an autonomy of about 300 km. The new battery technology also promised an extremely fast charge with up to 150 kW of power.

A year later, taking advantage of his invitation to the presentation of the new G-Class, Arnold Schwarzenegger then addressed Daimler's CEO, Dieter Zetsche, to ask him when he would leave the SUV to feed on fossil fuels and become electric.

Zetsche responded by referring to the promise of the automaker last year that it would eventually electrify its entire line. "Stay tuned," Zetsche told the movie star.

Meanwhile, we have the commitment announced by Mercedes-Benz regarding electrification: 10,000 million euros in the development of the successful EQ sub-brand; more than 10 different electric vehicles by 2022 and the option of at least one electric alternative in each Mercedes-Benz model series, with a total of 50.

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