The two Elon Musk companies are now sharing more employees, making tools for each other, and SpaceX is buying millions of dollars worth of auto parts for Tesla.
SpaceX is already buying powertrains from Tesla for its spacecraft, is it too far fetched for them to build a rover together?
Designer Charlie Automotive decided to visualize what it would look like and produced cool renderings of a Tesla Cybertruck modified as a Moon Rover vehicle (via Instagram):
Electric vehicles have a long history of space travel since combustion engines are designed to work in our atmosphere while electric motors can generate torque in a wider variety of environments.
As Audi began work on its new generation electric vehicles, they developed an electric lunar rover.
Check out this overview of Charlie’s Tesla Cybertruck lunar vehicle:
Tesla Cybertruck already looks like a science fiction movie and with this design it’s easy to see how it would look great as a rover or lunar vehicle.
Musk joked that Tesla made the Cybertruck for the apocalypse because of its bulletproof glass and ultra-hard exoskeleton steel body.
Some of these features could help SpaceX adapt the electric vehicle as a lunar rover or even for Mars.
Musk even said that “Tesla Cybertruck (press release) will be the official truck for Mars. ”
Two years ago, Musk talked about Tesla and SpaceX working together on a vehicle called “Cyborg Dragon Tesla”.
Could it be something like Charlie’s design? A Tesla Cybertruck with a SpaceX Dragon habitat inside? What do you think? Let us know in the comment section below.
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