Arnold Schwarzenegger looks badass as he hits the road driving the world's first electric Hummer in Santa Monica
Schwarzenegger's dream first came true in 1992 after he convinced the company to produce a modified, street-legal version of the Humvee, which was previously used only by the military.
Arnold Schwarzenegger was spotted driving the first electric Hummer in Santa Monica on Wednesday after being the first civilian to buy a Humvee in 1992.
The red Hummer, which was modeled after the much larger H1, was being driven around by the 71-year-old actor while smoking a cigar. Last September, Schwarzenegger was present at Kreisel Electric's new facility in Austria, where he was invited to unveil the first electric Hummer to the world.
The Conan the Barbarian star donned a blue collared shirt under an Army-green coat and wore dark blue pants with a black belt and gold buckle. The actor is known to be a fan of the massive military vehicle line and in fact, bought the first military Humvee in 1992 from manufacturer AM General.
While the company previously refused to produce a modified, street-legal version for civilians, Schwarzenegger eventually convinced the company to do so and purchased the first two civilian Hummer H1 vehicles that were rolled off the assembly line back in 1992.
He then announced during his campaign in the California gubernatorial election that he would convert one of his Hummers to burn hydrogen and spend a whopping $21,000 in the process.
He signed an executive order to build hydrogen refueling plants right after winning the election, paving the way for the first hydrogen-fueled Hummer that debuted in 2004. At the September 2017 launch event for the electric Hummer, Schwarzenegger revealed that Kreisel Electric helped modify his Mercedes G-Class as well.
"Kreisel Electric electrified my G-class last winter," the actor said at the time. "And now a Hummer...If Kreisel keeps it up at this pace, I will soon be able to fly here from LA in an electric airplane," he quipped.
Last week, The Terminator star, who has been an environmentalist for the longest time, delivered the opening address at the COP24 summit on climate change in Poland. Schwarzenegger did not miss the opportunity to slam President Trump for pulling out of the Paris climate accord and called him a "meshugge", which is Yiddish for "crazy". Earlier this month, he was seen paying his respects to former President George HW Bush at his funeral held in Houston.
Schwarzenegger is set to hit the big screen once again to play The Terminator in a currently untitled reboot from Paramount, which is scheduled to release on November 1, 2019, Daily Mail reports.