Partisan Motors Wants Its Electric SUV, Not A Tesla Roadster, Sent To Mars Via Falcon Heavy

FEB 6 2018 BY C SMITH 29

An SUV is way more practical for exploring planets than a Tesla Roadster and it could be assembled by Musk on Mars when he gets there in the future.

Partisan One

Oh, Partisan Motors. You remember this company, the brainchild of one Dr. Juri Postnikov and home to the Partisan One military SUV – the green/black rectangle-on-wheels that looks like it was built with a big erector set. The one that intentionally uses a simple design so it can be quickly and easily assembled.

It seems Postnikov has become a bit more ambitious since then. He reckons his simple-is-better SUV would be ideal for exploring Mars. No, we’re not talking about Mars, Pennsylvania – which by the way is a neat little town north of Pittsburgh. We mean the planet, named for the Roman god of war and home to little green men, not to mention a few NASA rovers.

The sudden motivation for this is apparently Elon Musk, who is on the cusp of shooting a Tesla Roadster into deep space as of this writing. At approximately 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time (17:00 GMT) on February 6, his Roadster is scheduled to lift off courtesy of a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket, with an orbit of Mars or possibly beyond being the target destination.

Meanwhile, Postnikov says the Roadster would be little more than a music box that nobody will hear on Mars, because amazingly enough there’s neither people nor air there. Instead, he proposes sending components of a newly developed version of the Partisan One SUV made from carbon fiber and powered by electric motors at each wheel. It’s called, imaginatively enough, the Partisan One Mars Edition, and according to the company’s press release (available below), it’s already been developed.

Postnikov proposes sending the Partisan One Mars Edition to the Red Planet in pieces on multiple rockets. Its simple design would mean it could be easily assembled on the planet, but here’s where things get really weird. In the release, Postnikov says Musk himself could assemble it. On Mars. When he arrives with his crew. Yes, Dr. Postnikov wants Elon Musk and posse to cruise Mars. Riiiiight.

Of course, such things are silly. You don’t simply go to Mars without first testing your as-yet-unseen space SUV on the moon, hence the picture above which doesn’t appear doctored in any way. It’s also the only glimpse we’ve had of this machine, so we’ll revisit the original Partisan One in the gallery below for a better idea of how this thing might look.

Tesla Roadster

Tesla Roadster Ready For Takeoff

Roadsters in space? SUVs on Mars? What strange and interesting times we live in.

Press blast below:

PARTISAN MOTORS Company presented a space version of its car PARTISAN ONE MARS EDITION

October 10, 2017, all the leading world news agencies published on their pages a message that the German designer of Russian origin, Dr. Yuri Postnikov and his assistant, Dr. Andrey Safonov, presented to the general public their latest development the universal army SUV Partisan One, created by his company PARTISAN MOTORS.

An important reason for such a general excitement was the PR campaign, which was competently carried out by the manufacturer: the company gives a 100-year warranty on its cars.

In addition, the presented car Partisan One stands out very constructively against the background of its counterparts, and contrasts sharply with them not only with its large dimensions, but first of all with its square shapes, straight lines of body contours and deliberate primitivism of appearance, as if lack of any design.

The most authoritative Russian news agency Kommersant, summing up the results of 2017, awarded Doctor Yury Postnikov the title of “Designer of the Year”.

The company PARTISAN MOTORS preaches a conscious return to the values that were in demand in the automotive designs of the early 20th century, when there were few cars themselves, asphalt roads practically did not exist, and each trip was akin to an adventurous adventure: strength, functionality, big wheels, maintainability , a long period of operation.

This time the company PARTISAN MOTORS presents its latest development PARTISAN ONE MARS EDITION, designed to conquer the planets of the Solar System.

At the beginning of the 21st century, mankind once again turned to the idea of interplanetary travel within the Solar System: thoroughly preparing for a flight to Mars, going back to the Moon, plans to establish stationary bases and even large settlements there.

Implementation of such grandiose plans is impossible without special vehicles on which immigrants can travel on the surface of the mastered planets, transport cargo, conduct expeditions and geological exploration.

In the history of such vehicles are known, as Soviet lunar rovers and American lunomobiles, but this technique, designed and tested in the 60s of the last century, was built in single samples and cost fabulous money. It, alas, is not suitable for mass production and those tasks of conquest and development of planets, which puts humanity now.

The company PARTISAN MOTORS has developed a fully electric version of the car PARTISAN ONE MARS EDITION with a quick-assembled body made of super-strong carbon-fiber profiles of closed rectangular section. The internal cavities of the profiles are filled with pre-charged electric batteries, which, when assembled, will be combined into one common on-board network supplying electric motors. The surface of the hood, roof and lateral plumage of this car is covered with efficient solar panels.

For the drive of each wheel responds to its own electric motor – thereby eliminating a bunch of heavy and bulky mechanisms such as a box, distribution, cardan shafts, reducing weight, dramatically increases the reliability of the car, its survivability and maintainability when operating on a foreign planet. Our car will allow astronauts to travel safely and quickly on foreign planets with complete absence of any roads at all.

Features of the design with a spatial load-bearing power frame made of heavy-duty carbon profiles of a closed section make it possible to realize the almost bus internal space of a space vehicle, the maximum possible protection of the crew, and absolutely flat floor without a protruding tunnel in the middle provides the convenience of landing-disembarkation and movement of fully equipped cumbersome spacesuits of astronauts inside the machine.

We propose to Elon Musk not to hurry up with sending the rocket to Mars with his first electric Tesla, which will only play beautiful music there, which nobody there will hear, both because of the lack of listeners and the atmosphere that transmits the sound itself.

We are ready to build exclusively for him a series of several of our space vehicles, which he will be able to send there in disassembled form and which, in the form of assembly kits, will wait on Mars for his personal arrival with the expedition. Upon arrival, Elon Musk with the crew will be able to assemble vehicles together with our instructions and attached special spacecraft and go to them personally to inspect the surroundings and places of interest of Mars.

In our opinion, this will be an example of a very effective use of resources and is really useful to Elon Musk and his expedition for work on Mars.

As an illustration of the possibilities of our development, we depicted the application of the new PARTISAN ONE MARS EDITION model on the surface of the Moon closer to us. There, by the way, it will be possible to conduct the first full-scale tests of the car before sending its kits to distant Mars.

Magdeburg, 01/02/2018

Dr. Yury E. Postnikov

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29 Comments on "Partisan Motors Wants Its Electric SUV, Not A Tesla Roadster, Sent To Mars Via Falcon Heavy"

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Wow, that looks utterly awful..

I’m all for utility, but wow..

The wheels Don’t match the rest of it because they’re Round ..If they put Square wheels on it , it would match the rest of the Vehicle design and make a Perfect Mars Vehicle….. lmao

Right?? Let’s hope that physics of ’round-ness’ don’t apply on Mars!

Yea Really !… lol…. Cheers

Yes, why not.

The shills for Big Oil are constantly trying to tell us that the horrendously inefficient physics for their paid disinformation on fool cells don’t apply here on earth so why not?

Why would I buy this if I can buy a Bollinger B1 if I need an utility truck?


Did they get their inspiration for that car by watching the Top Gear Geoff episode?

Sorry, the first representative’s got to arrive in style!

Mars rover one had already style…

Love the bungee cord holding the door closed.

Style points! (Why waste perfectly good bungees when you can delete door latches?)

Corrrection: Doors (plural)
if you click the smaller picture and see it expand.

Nice bit of improvisation. Imprdssive!

Did a 3 year old draw this? That is the worst looking vehicle I’ve ever seen, and I remember the Yugo. Did he look at the Bollinger and think, “oh, I can do that,” but ended up with this abomination against taste? Just terrible. I need to go wash my eyes now.

A 3 year old playing with Legos created this LOL

I recommend he renames it the Fartisan.

Fail. It falls far short of the Griswold family station wagon. Miss America wins the beauty contest again, it seems.

Just build one yourself with an erector set!

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WTF is it…

I take back what I said about the Mirai being fugly now that the word has been redefined….

Are there gasoline stations on Mars?

” looks like it was built with a big erector set” (-: I was just about to make that comment having seen the pic but not yet the article. I didn’t realize that many people here would actually remember Erector Sets (Meccano in Europe).

I think Elon passed on their idea…

This is a moot point.

Elon’s Roadster is in space!

“You remember this company…”

No. And from the looks of this car, it doesn’t look like I should, either.

“The one that intentionally uses a simple design…”

It’s very rare that my first sight of a vehicle causes me to laugh. The Bollinger B1 is designed with what I’d call a simple utilitarian elegance. Contrariwise, this one looks like a clown car trying to be a Hummvee! I’m all for function over style, but I would be embarrassed to be seen anywhere near this car.

Well, the article obviously doesn’t take this wannabe startup seriously. Neither do I.

I actually designed a vehicle just like this…and then I turned 5.

Did you use legos? LOL

Just book a flight, guys.


Speaking of the Roadster Launch I’m surprised there is nothing here yet on IEV’s regarding the SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH.

Big Publicity Coup for Musk and TESLA.