Audi is supporting a German team in the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition. The “Audi lunar quattro” is set to launch into space in 2017 and is equipped with an adjustable solar panel capturing sunlight and directing it to a lithium-ion battery, which feeds four electric wheel hub motors. That’s the kind of “Vorsprung durch Technik” (progress through technology) we’d love to see on earth.
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