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    Audi’s first all-electric vehicle will be shipped to the moon in a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket

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    While we are waiting for Audi’s first commercially available all-electric vehicle, the quattro e-tron which is expected to hit the market in 2018, the German automaker announced today that it completed work on what could now be considered its first electric vehicle, the “Audi lunar quattro” rover.

    The vehicle, which is equipped with an electric powertrain based on Audi’s e-tron tech used in its “normal” electric vehicle programs, was developed by Audi in partnership with a group of engineers participating in the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition, a unique challenge to land a privately-funded rover on the moon’s surface, drive 500 meters and send back pictures to earth. more…

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      How ironic... the idea of Audi paying Elon for a lift to the moon is a nice twist along the journey towards the EV revolution which T≡SLA has definitely been shaping... :):)
       

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