Where can you find an $8M electric vehicle with a dead battery?
Charles “Charlie” Duke (no relation to Charles Charlie Charles of the famous Charles brothers) is an American hero and knows where to find an $8M dollar electric vehicle with a dead battery. Charlie was the Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 16 and the tenth person to walk on the moon. He is also one of only 6 people to ever experienced driving an all-electric vehicle in another world.
Since then, Charlie has never driven an electric vehicle on any other planet including this one. So, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of driving Lunar Roving Vehicles on the moon’s surface, Charlie drove the Taycan on planet earth. Watch how he gets on and read the truly amazing story of Charlie and the LRV on the moon.
Porsche Taycan Turbo S vs. Lunar Roving Vehicle
General Charlie Duke the 85-year-old former astronaut and US Air Force officer is one of just a dozen men to have walked on the surface of the Moon. Charlie was a central figure in the NASA Apollo program. In fact, the voice you hear talking to Neil Armstrong as the Eagle approached the very first lunar touchdown, was that of Charlie Duke. It wasn’t until nearly three years later that Charlie touched down and blazed a new trail across the moon’s surface in the LRV.
The video is part of a full interview and chat with Charlie published on the Porsche news site. Read the full article here.
Charlie Duke also has his own website charlieduke.com which contains some outstanding images and insights into the mission.