After meeting with Greta Thunberg, Arnold Schwarzenegger has made eco-friendly upgrades to his $100,000 Pinzgauer. The 6X6 military vehicle has been fixed up to include a low-displacement engine from S-Tec, which replaced the diesel guzzling previous one.
S-TEC — the company hired to modify the vehicle — increased the rated power to 180HP / 132KW (from standard 112 HP / 82KW) but also “dramatically reduced the fuel consumption and the environmental impact” compared to the original vehicle. (They don’t supply any numbers if it comes to a dramatic reduction in fuel consumption and the environmental impact.)
Arnold has a new hero.
Greta Thunberg — the Joan of Arc of the environmentalism.
Arnold Schwarzenegger said:
It was fantastic to see my friend and one of my heroes Greta Thunberg last week and go on a bike ride around Santa Monica together, and I was so pumped to introduce her to my daughter Christina. Keep inspiring, Greta!
And then he jumped into his upgraded 6X6 Pinzgauer and drove off into the sunset.
The dirty secret.
Does Greta know what Arnie drives?
I wonder if Mr. Schwarzenegger invited Greta to his garage. The man likes to drive the worst gas-guzzling vehicles in the world — just a few of the examples for you.
- Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (13 city/19 highway)
- Mercedes-Benz Unimog U1300 SE (12 MPG Diesel)
- Porsche 911 Turbo (17 city / 24 highway)
- Hummer H1 (multiple — ≈10 mpg)
- Ex-Military Dodge M37 (6 mpg)
- Bentley Continental GTC (15-18 mpg)
- Bugatti Veyron (10 mpg)
- M47 Patton Tank (2-2.5 mpg). He uses it once in a while to support his charity by crushing cars he doesn’t like.
And what the hell is this?
Arnold Schwarzenegger is leaving Cafe Roma in Beverly Hills, California, on May 6, 2016. The vehicle he was driving was so large that it was unable to park in a regular parking spot.
So, the question is:
Is Arnold going (after the) green?
I don’t think the Terminator is going to stop driving “real” cars any time soon, but it looks like he is getting more and more interested in “green technologies.” He decided to invest some of his time and possibly money into an Austrian start-up Kreisel Electric GmbH — battery development company based in the town of Rainbach im Mühlkreis — the company which converted two of his gas-guzzlers into electric vehicles.
- Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen (link).
483 horsepower (360 kilowatts), and the 80-kilowatt-hour battery provides nearly 186 miles (300 kilometers) of driving range.
- Hummer H1 (link)
483 horsepower (360 kilowatts), and the 100-kilowatt-hour battery provides nearly 186 miles (300 kilometers) of driving range.
It took a lot of green to make those two vehicles green. Including donor cars, the cost reached close to a million dollars each. These are prototypes, and they don’t come cheap.
Has Arnold become a full-fledged environmentalist? No, he did not. Schwarzenegger is a businessman, and whatever he does, he does it because he sees a business opportunity.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and his nephew Patrick Knapp-Schwarzenegger are listed as Angel Investors and According to PR Newswire Los Angeles-based entrepreneur and attorney Patrick Knapp-Schwarzenegger leads a group of partners that owns a stake in Kreisel Electric.
Arnold promotes Kreisel Electric not because he wants to save the planet (maybe just a little) but because he invested in that company.
It is perfectly O.K. to make money.
Just don’t try to sell a BS in the process.
And that’s why I’m a crusader, an environmental crusader around the world to make sure we stop this madness of using fossil fuels and that we switch to renewables or electric or hydrogen cars and new technology but this government doesn’t do anything about it.Arnold Schwarzenegger
We all want to breathe clean air, drink clean water, and eat clean food. Anyone who comes up with new “clean technology” is alright with me. Anyone who supports that new technology by promoting it or financing it with an expectation to profit from it is okay with me.
I don’t like it when people suggest that they do it to save my sorry ass because they worry about mine and my kid’s future. Because I don’t buy it.
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