Hyundai is headed to the moon
Hyundai has started the development of a lunar rover together with partners from the aerospace industry. The solar-powered and autonomous vehicle is expected to weigh about 70 kilograms.
Hyundai expects the first test unit to be completed in the second half of 2024 and aims to present an operational model in 2027.
“Hyundai Motor Group has consistently stated its goal is to contribute to expanding human reach and the scope of human mobility experiences. The creation of the lunar exploration mobility development model not only reflects this goal, but also shows our ambition to achieve tangible results in the face of significant challenges,” said Yong Wha Kim Executive Vice President, and Head of R&D Planning & Coordination Center of Hyundai Motor and Kia, adding: “With the rover’s development, we are moving beyond land, sea and air mobility to expand into space mobility.”