Either way, seeing these new GM Design concepts is surely exciting for those readers eager to see General Motors back at the business of space exploration technology. Sweepstakes Of The Month: Win a 2022 Corvette C8.R IMSA GTLM Championship Edition. Details here.
Either way, it’s highly likely that the new lunar rover will incorporate some kind of all-electric propulsion system, similar to that of the original vehicle. General Motors currently offers its Ultium battery and Ultium motor technologies for its road-going vehicles, such as the GMC Hummer EV and upcoming Cadillac Lyriq, but these technologies could be adapted for use in projects like the new lunar rover. Subscribe to GM Authority for more General Motors electric vehicle news, General Motors technology news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.
While the original LRV could only travel about 4.7 miles, the next-generation vehicles may enable exploration missions as far as the lunar south pole. Looking ahead, this technology could also be adapted for when astronauts visit the planet Mars.
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