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Its Purpose Is To Explore Viabilities Of Opening The First Lunar Dealership, Along With Holding Extreme E Races

GMC Hummer EV electric pickup truck
Image Via GMC.

By now, you’ve heard that America plans to put people back on the moon by 2024. But what you haven’t heard is that General Motors – long standing in its relationship with NASA – will also be sending the first truck on Earth’s moon: the GMC Hummer EV.  You read it here first.
Update: Yes, this is an April Fools story. Because, just like $GME and $AMC, the Hummer EV is unfortunately not going to the moon.

You may recall that GM was integral in the design of the original Lunar Rover from the 1960s. And in the 2010s, was also involved in engineering a robot – a Robonaut – for use on the International Space Station (ISS). By way of the recently formed GM Defense, the all-electric GMC Hummer EV will be used to test the durability of GM’s new Ultium battery technology in a place with no atmosphere. Electric vehicles, after all, require no oxygen, and are a perfect vessel to help explore the viability of opening a dealership franchise on the Earth’s only moon.

The lunar landscape interior of the GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 is an easter egg precursor to the upcoming Artemis lunar mission that GM will be a part of.

Update: Yes, this is an April Fools story. Because, just like $GME and $AMC, the Hummer EV is unfortunately not going to the moon.

2022 GMC Hummer EV EDITION 1 Interior
Image via GMC.

GM lunar explorations chief engineer April Furston told MC&T that the biggest challenge of sending the new Hummer EV is figuring out how much extra fuel the rockets will need lift the girthy electric truck into orbit, along with the standard crew, tools, and other equipment needed for the planned moon mission.

The Hummer EV, which will be externally affixed to the bottom of the Artemis lunar landing craft, will allow for high-speed mobility during the 2024 moon mission, which will help scout possible rally stages for Extreme E, which the Hummer EV is competing in.Update: Yes, this is an April Fools story. Because, just like $GME and $AMC, the Hummer EV is unfortunately not going to the moon.

In order to not run out of electric charge, NASA will set up an array of wind turbines, which will capture solar winds from the sun. This should allow for the electric Hummer to perform DC fast charging between explorations.

Eventually, NASA plans on sending humans to Mars. And with Elon Musk and Space-X likely sending a Tesla Cybertruck to the Red Planet, we can only speculate the the GMC Hummer EV will eventually be sent to Mars, as well.

Update: Yes, this is an April Fools story. Because, just like $GME and $AMC, the Hummer EV is unfortunately not going to the moon.

GMC Hummer EV Extreme E Chip Ganassi Racing
GMC Hummer EV Chip Ganassi Racing Extreme E.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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