20 Jul '17, 3pm

45 years after first Lunar Rover Trip, EV engineers continue to innovate

45 years after first Lunar Rover Trip, EV engineers continue to innovate

In July 1971, Apollo 15 astronauts explored the moon in the first electric-powered Lunar Rover, thanks to help from General Motors engineers. Fast-forward to the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV , and it’s clear once again that GM remains at the forefront of EV engineering. With an EPA-estimated range of 238 miles on a single charge and costing a fraction of the Lunar Rover’s $38 million price tag, the Bolt EV has made driving electric attainable for the Earth-bound. The Rover was a textbook example of pushing the envelope of creativity. Working at light speed, GM, in cooperation with partner companies, developed, designed and tested the Lunar Rover. Engineers from GM helped create a revolutionary electric motor drive system, suspension, mesh wire wheels and a unique drive controller adapted for lunar gloves. Project chief engineer Ferenc Pavlics and his team thought outside the box...

Full article: http://electriccarsreport.com/2017/07/45-years-first-luna...

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