Arnold Schwarzenegger's silver Mercedes Unimog is for sale and ready to terminate any obstacle off-road.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of the most charismatic guys around. He could take a ridiculous movie like Commando and turn it into an action classic with his sheer force of will. Despite being in semi-retirement, Schwarzenegger appears to be having more fun than ever. His latest stunt is raffling off a chance to hang out with him for a day for charity and crush stuff in his tank. To make things even cooler, the star is proving what the heavy vehicle can do by running a variety of objects over in
Former California "Governator" and action-movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger is far from your typical environmental activist. Sure, he championed California's carbon-reducing Assembly Bill 32 and supported alternative fuel vehicles, especially hydrogen-powered one, but we don't know of any other high-profile "eco-activist" so proud of his fleet of Hummers.
Gov. Schwarzenegger speaks at hydrogen conference – Click above to watch video after the jump
Mirroring California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's dream of a "hydrogen highway," London officials have announced their plans to construct a network of hydrogen filling stations in time for the 2012 Olympic games. The H2 filling stations will service a fleet of about 150 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles-including 50 taxis, eight buses and 50 cars and vans that will be used by municipal services including Metro Police and the London Fire Brigade.
Gov. Schwarzenegger with the Zero S
Gov. Schwarzenegger at the SAE in April - click for a high res gallery
It is well known that California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has had a very public change of heart when it comes to seeking out a greener lifestyle. Heck, he's gone from owning the very first civilian AM General HMMWV to talking up green environmental initiatives and start-ups like Tesla. He's even taken delivery of one of the company's Roadsters.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger loves things that start with H, like Hummers and California's Hydrogen Highway. Well, he used to anyway. We know about the Governator's move away from gas-guzzling Hummers and towards greener transportation options. A recent article in the New York Times (and in WIRED a year ago) show that Arnold's dream of a statewide network of 150-200 H2 fueling stations is slowly fading as well.
California hasn't been able to borrow money for months, and according to the state's treasurer, it will run out of money in February or March if it doesn't pass a budget and get some income flowing. The majority Democratic legislature has sent Governor Schwarzenegger a budget that contains a suite of "revenue enhancements" that the Democrats call fees, not taxes. In addition to a jump in the state sales tax and personal income tax, there's also a provision to apply a per gallon gas "fee" of 39 c
Dan Sperling, second from right, at press conference with Gov. Schwarzenegger in January.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger certainly likes to look green when new cars are displayed. I remember the excitement when he arrived at the unveiling of the Tesla Roadster back in the summer of 2006. Sometimes, of course, the Governator's green sheen is less glorious, like with the GM flex-fuel vehicles controversy. But, at the LA Auto Show this week, Governor Schwarzenegger was happy to visit the Volkswagen booth to check out the new space up! blue concept car.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a bill that will increase motorists' fees, including a $3 increase for car registration and an increase in the smog abatement charge from $12 to $20, in mid-2008. The higher fees will raise $210m for research in alternative energy and clean-air technology. Arnold actually won the election for governor promising to roll back an unpopular vehicle fee, but a spokeswoman for the governor said this new fee is not inconsistent with that philosophy at all. OK, then
According to California governor Schwarzenegger, "California as you know is big, California is powerful and what we do in California has an unbelievable impact, We are sending the world a message, what we are saying is we're going to change the dynamic on greenhouse gases and carbon emissions." This and the following quotes were taken from a speech the governor gave at Georgetown University during a global warming conference. He went on, "For too long the environmental movement has been powered