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Competition for Tesla comes from Austria

15. February 2017

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s new favorite off-road vehicle is a fully electrified Mercedes G-Class from Kreisel

Kreisel promotes its newly developed battery pack, which is lighter, more compact and more efficient than anything currently available on the market. Their new high performance unit is said to charge within 18 minutes, only weighs 4.1 kg/kWh and provides a maximum range of 300 kilometers.

It’s not a secret that Arnold Schwarzenegger has a preference for strong and fast cars. The latest favorite coming from his native Austria, more precisely from the small town of Freistadt.  Kreisel, a family business run by three brothers stirs up the e-mobility market with its battery packs for electric vehicle applications as well as storage for domestic use.

The battery is regarded as a key technology for the e-mobility industry and involves numerous challenges which are among the reasons for the slow market development of electrical cars.

Last month Schwarzenegger took the electrified Mercedes G-Class from Kreisler for a ride. For the Terminator the mix of a great off-road vehicle and a clean electric car is in his own words “a dream come true”.