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Arnie lends Greta Thunberg a Tesla for US climate campaign

By David Bonnici, 01 Oct 2019 Car News

Arnie lends Greta Thunburg a Tesla for US climate campaign

Like a plot from one of his blockbuster movies, Arnie uses the latest tech to help a prodigious teen save the world

A ‘star-struck’ Arnold Schwarzenegger is lending a Tesla EV to 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg to use during her time in the US.

A spokesperson for the 72-year-old Terminator star, himself a long-time environmental campaigner and EV aficionado, told Car and Driver that he has arranged a Tesla Model 3 for Thunberg to get to a series of public events across North America.

"Greta can travel fully electric through the United States and Canada," the spokesperson said.

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Unfortunately, we won’t be seeing Thunberg rocking up to climate demos in Arnie’s favourite EV, his Kreisel Electric H1 Hummer - which would be bad ass!

Tesla Model 3

"Getting his electric Hummer across the country would be quite a challenge, so it isn't his personal car... it's a Tesla Model 3," his spokesperson said.

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The electric H1 Hummer in question is actually one of his own V8-powered Hummers, which he sent to Kreisel to convert to battery power.

Arnold Schwarzenegger electric g class

He was so impressed with the conversion he got the Austrian performance battery maker to build him the world’s first ever all-electric Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen, which cost him a cool $1.6 million.

The former Californian Governor worked with the company on the 360kW “Electric G-Class” and the results were so good it is now available to all well-heeled environmentalists.

 

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