The GMC HUMMER EV, a new pickup truck and SUV, is a throwback to the HUMMER H2 a decade ago. But their inspiration goes much further.
Chief Engineer Al Oppenheiser told Fox News Autos that when his team was commissioned on April 1, 2019, with designing and building a line of electric trucks that would go into production in two and a half years, roughly half the time. Given in general, it was inspired by Apollo program competition to the moon
“We feel attached to what the NASA team goes through to develop something in a short time,” Oppenheiser said.
General Motors is directly involved in the Apollo program, a co-developer of the Lunar Rovers with Boeing, which will become the first and still the only human-powered vehicle. With an extraterrestrial body
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Of course, like the three roverers still on the lunar surface and will be the ultimate “found barn” if restored, the new HUMMER is entirely electric. little More capable
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While the rover’s four electric motors are rated at a quarter of horsepower, and the silver zinc battery pack is good for roughly 57 miles in low-gravity environments, HUMMER’s Ultium electric platform can. Delivers up to 1,000 horsepower and 350 miles of driving on the planet.
Combining the two, the HUMMER design team switched from past generations of military ties and adopted the new truck moon theme with a topographic map of the sea of tranquility on the cargo floor, speakers, doors and Another spot, along with a replica of Neil Armstrong’s footprints in the regolith.
The digital instrument panel also shows a white moon wallpaper during the day.
But can the new HUMMER really work on the moon?
“That’s a good question, I’d like to try it, maybe Mars,” Oppenheiser said.