Toyota JAXA Lunar Rover Moon
Toyota and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced Tuesday they had agreed to cooperate in developing a manned lunar rover that runs on fuel cell technologies. The rover is still early in development, but the concept images reveal a six-wheeled vehicle that looks like an armored personnel carrier. “As an engineer, there is no greater joy than being able to participate in a lunar project by way of Toyota’s car-making. Being allowed to be a member of ‘Team Japan’, we would like to take up the challenge of space,” said Toyota Executive Vice President Shigeki Terashi. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.



“The only details released about the space mobility concept regard its size. It’s 6 meters (236.2 inches) long and 3.8 meters (149.6 inches) high, offering a living space of 13 cubic meters (459.1 cubic feet). It’s designed to accommodate two people on a regular basis and four people in emergency situations. We can also see that it has six wheels, all of which are probably driven,” reports Car Scoops.

Toyota JAXA Lunar Rover Moon
Toyota JAXA Lunar Rover Moon
Toyota JAXA Lunar Rover Moon