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Electric cars after 46 years: Chevy Bolt EV vs lunar rover

Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:22 am


esident John F. Kennedy challenged the United States to put a man on the moon by the end of the 1960s, and the country's space agency met his challenge with five months to go.

However, in 1971, NASA sent a remarkable piece of equipment into space with astronauts—the Lunar Rover—which was actually designed and built by General Motors.

Now, 46 years later, we can compare GM's work on the all-electric Lunar Rover to that on its first long-range, affordable electric car, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV.

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GM was tasked with creating an electric drive system, suspension, mesh wire wheels, and a unique drive controller.

Much of what GM was asked to do what beyond the level of vehicle engineering seen before, which can also be said of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV.

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